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We shower in the trailer; never use campground facilities. So here is what I've noted: the grey tank fills up lonnnggggg before the black tank. And since when I drain one, I drain the other (black tank first, always) it doesn't seem to be a problem. My black tank sensors are useless, but as someone else indicated, the grey tank sensors are fair to middling.

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gbopp wrote:

Allworth wrote:

Shower will not drain.

x2


x3


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bikendan wrote:

gbopp wrote:

Allworth wrote:

Shower will not drain.

x2


x3


X4 and then -
I replaced the OE sensors with "Horst sensors" two years ago. As a Snowbird, the tanks have frequent and long term use, and the Horst sensors have performed without error. (Knock on wood).
http://horstmiracleprobes.com/





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Second on the Horst. They work perfectly. One thing I found that the trailer manufacturer had improperly placed the sensors in the tanks. I was able to reposition them properly (open underbelly of trailer with fairly accessible probes.) Never considered the possibility that the trailer manufacturer (now out of business) never read the instruction sheets for putting the sensors in the tank.



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I drain both tanks every 4 to 5 days


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Leave your grey tank open until just before you plan on dumping your black tank, close it the morning of or night before. The grey tank could fill daily but the black tank will be 3-5 days.

I have a 2nd grey tank and when that fills, it has a separate dump system so it takes a little work.


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Cross your fingers- my sensors have performed great! ALMOST perfectly- but yep, I have had some gunk cause them to mis read, and make a modest effort to sometimes load up on some clean water and go driving/sloshing.

But like everyone says- a shower backup, or gurgle is a good backup, and the black tank has visual and sound clues, and you also can develop a sense how long the tank will last.

Interesting stuff- but don't fear it.

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I worried about those tanks filling up until I saw the tank sizes. Now I know it is impossible to fill one of the tanks with one freshwater tankfull. Unless you go crazy showering on the first day out.


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Harvey51 wrote:

...it is impossible to fill one of the tanks with one freshwater tankfull...


...except that there are water-but-no-sewer campsites, and folks sometimes refill their freshwater tanks.

There are numerous threads and posts on the subject of how to use the black tank for grey water (there are a number of good ways).

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