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Old 01-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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I find the monitor only raises my anxiety level. Trying to figure out why empty tanks read 1/3 full or fretting when the fresh water is below one half.
It could be that ignorance is bliss.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:07 AM   #12
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Jim, I'd like to have one of those digital monitors with gallons but we are probably too cheap to pay for one until we have a couple of other items that are more important to us. Maybe later.

gocamp, I was reading elsewhere and they said to use plenty of water when flushing. We always use one of those toilet chemical packs after the dump station. That requires a gallon of water so there is always a good amount of water in there before arriving at the next campground.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Has anyone switched out their generic tank monitor ? The factory stock one, to me is too inaccurate and identical to those in 95% other units. They now have digital monitors that express the reading in % or gallons/liters vs 1/3,2/3 etc.
With the solar you really do not need a battery monitor, so a digital 3 tank system would be all that is needed. Any ideas? Something like this
The problem with the Tank Edge monitor is it uses capacitive pads to measure the tank levels, not the original sensors. Without installing strips of aluminum tape on the outsides of your tanks, it won't work. If you have sprayed insulation in the tanks, this could be difficult to do. Check out the video that shows the installation process.

As to using the sensors I linked in the previous post - no I haven't used them, just read posts from others that felt they were an improvement over the old type.

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