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Old 08-15-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Monitor Readings

The reading on the monitor for the Tank 1 on the trailer always reads 1/3 full. It bugs me! Anyone have a fix for me besides, "Don't look at it".
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: Monitor Readings

Ours has done that same tank since day one. I assume that is the grey water tank. It kinda bugs me too. I am going to load both waste tanks with the Calgon & soap mix mentioned in here somewhere for my next trip, likely Labour Day. I will be headed out to our property on the James River NW of Sundre, about 1 1/2 hours away, that should give it lots of time to slosh around. I will see if that works. If not, I don't know what to do.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Re: Monitor Readings

Hi: All...Ok you guys... ya got me thinking and that's dangerous!!! We dumped on the way out of the last campground and I read the grey monitor a few min. ago...1/3 full black empty I removed the cap and pulled the valve...dribbles only. Reread the monitor with the valve open, same thing 1/3 full Float stuck Wire corroded
We use the Calgon/soap in both tanks,added before we leave to travel. HUMMM Alf
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:18 AM   #4
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Hi: All... I just checked the monitor @ midnight; grey tank 1/3 full... black tank 1/3 full. Why would the black tank now read differently than earlier Alf
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:14 PM   #5
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Hi: All...Just read the monitor again noon Sun. Black tank reads empty now...Grey still 1/3 full but I know it's empty Maybe it's HAUNTED Alf
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:41 PM   #6
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Heh Alf, I know you use the detergent/Calgon mixture for the black tank, but do you use it for the gray water tank also? The soaps film could possibly build up in the gray tank causing the sensors to stick. I find that the gray tank drains very slowly too, because the tank itself is longer, wider and flatter (including the drain line) than the more compact, more vertical black tank.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
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That makes good sense regarding how slow the grey tank takes to drain, the lack of good head pressure. The black dumps in 1/2 a minute, the grey takes a few minutes to drain. I feel smarter now.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:12 PM   #8
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Yep, next time, elevate the passenger side wheels, and lower the front of your Escape (if the 19's gray tank is the same place my 5.0's is) and watch it "swoosh" out!
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #9
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Re: Monitor Readings

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Yep, next time, elevate the passenger side wheels, and lower the front of your Escape (if the 19's gray tank is the same place my 5.0's is) and watch it "swoosh" out!
Kinda like a male dog does to pee then?
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:17 PM   #10
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Re: Monitor Readings

We had the issue with our grey tank always reading that there was something in it--Reace used a " RV tank cleaning wand" with a couple extra holes drilled in the top of it to make the "stream" go the right way--- cleaned it all out and it now reads at the lowest part when it really is.....

I usually bounce side to side inside the trailer when Doug is emptying the tanks...Gives the people behing us in line something to look at!!!

That calgon treatment sounds good....
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