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Posted: 12/21/20 08:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm not a big fan of the meters in my MH that show fresh, gray and black tank levels... They're hardly accurate, but I wondered if there's a better way... ?

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there are better sensor systems, but they aren't inexpensive. Seelevel system is what I have and it is very reliable. Garnet systems.

There is another external sensor system similar to the Seelevel as well.

Seelevel is easy to install and uses the existing wiring system, but can't be completely calibrated to acount for odd tank shapes.

the other system can be calibrated for odd tank shapes but is harder to install and IIRC doesn't use the existing tank sensor wiring.


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Not that I've found, other than getting a feel for when things are filling up. For instance, I know my gray is full when there's standing water in the shower. LOL

My fresh works pretty good.

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2oldman wrote:

Not that I've found, other than getting a feel for when things are filling up. For instance, I know my gray is full when there's standing water in the shower. LOL

My fresh works pretty good.


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When I'm standing in water in the tub the grey is full.

I grab a headlamp, never a flashlight, open the loo and have a look.

When both of those are full I am probably almost out of FW.

Even when the gauges worked, they never worked well.


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shum02 wrote:

When I'm standing in water in the tub the grey is full.
I can smell the gray before the shower pan actually has water in it. I guess that's why black and gray are separate!

* This post was edited 12/21/20 12:57pm by 2oldman *

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A stick down the toilet is accurate.


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So what do you do with the stick after that? [emoticon]


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There is. the SEE LEVEL system is one such method. I did not get around 2 it but from what I have read from folks using it it works well. The system consists of an elctronic strip that tapes to the outside of the tank and measures the level by electroinc means.. beyond that... I've not used one so that's all I know.


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Another vote for the SeeLevel system. It's one of the first mods I make on each RV I buy. The accuracy and percentage readouts are a big improvement over the "Empty-1/3-2/3-Full" common OEM readouts, as are the external sensors that can't get shorted out by TP, etc..


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Another vote for the SeeLevel system. It's one of the first mods I make on each RV I buy. The accuracy and percentage readouts are a big improvement over the "Empty-1/3-2/3-Full" common OEM readouts, as are the external sensors that can't get shorted out by TP, etc..


Wonder if there is a way to integrate the see level into the one connect system. Our previous MH's had the standard lit gauges. Our new FW is all lcd on a screen with various menus etc and viewable on an app. Frankly it scares me. I know a lot of folks like shiny new techy things. Personally I think it's a way for a lot of stuff to go very wrong all at once.


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