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Posted: 05/17/02 05:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My motorhome came with sensors that stick on the outside of the tanks and they work great. You can buy that type and install them yourself.


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Norm - Any suggestions on where to look for them? Perhaps the motor home model you have them on?
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Looking into the toilet doesn't work on some of the newer models, there is a "shelf" of sorts that waste drops on and slides off so when you flush you don't see the rest of the tank.

Tried the ice trick with Pinesol, didn't work. Tried the guage level cleaner, didn't work.
Tried flushing the tank with water and more water and more water 4 times, didn't work.

Now I use enzymes or bacteria instead of chemicals and when I empty the tank, it says empty or 1/3, but it doesn't stay that way for long.

Even if your tank and sensor is clean, one piece of toilet paper lands on the sensor and it's all over for the weekend! I've given up on relying on the sensors.


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Thank you RichB, that's the type of response I appreciate - thoughtful, informative and right to the subject. Will be visiting MN later this year.


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I have a Newmar Dutch Star and I think Newmar uses outside the tank sensors on all their RVs. I have seen that type advertised in RV magazines as add on units.

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Posted: 05/20/02 10:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hohiso,

The tank sensors in question are called Accu-Gauge and can be purchased from Camping World or Campers Choice and probably a few other outlets as well...

The gauge set is about $100 and can be installed by yourself if your handy... I installed them on my previous, older KIT 20' Road Ranger that didn't have any gauges at all... The Accu Guage setup worked very well and as far as I know, is still working without problems...

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I suggested the ice trick direct from the main post without reading the threads. Won't do that again....



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The biggest reason that sensors stop reading is the crud get dried on them because when we get to a camp, we hook up the hose, dump and use the tank like a sewer pipe instead of a tank!!

If you will wait until the tank is nearly full, dump, close the valve again and let it fill up again, the crud doesn't get dried on. That goes for grey water also.


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You might wish to visit this site, they have some good information in re sensors. Of course, they would like to sell you their products. I have been very happy with the bacteria product.
http://www.rvchem.net


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