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Old 08-02-2016, 09:59 PM   #1
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Holding tank level monitors

I'm posting this for a recently retired friend and former coworker. He bought a Crusader 295rst 5th wheel. The black and grey tank level monitors do not work at all. There is also a galley tank, this one works, but registers as the tub/shower grey water tank. The dealer (Dixie RV) wants to charge him $138 to check it. The unit is just 3 months old and he says it has never worked. I am trying to fix it for him to save the 80 mile trip and paying the dealer for what should be a warranty issue.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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Holding tank level monitors

I don't even look at the monitors they are never accurate.
I'd suggest they just learn to know when they need to dump.
I've had many rv's and none of them worked half the time accurately.

I've heard and read if they "really" want to use the tank monitors are to get Horst probes.

Even if i had accurate gauges I'd still not use them, years of "knowing" when it's time is best for me.


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Old 08-03-2016, 05:35 AM   #3
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Do a search for a cleaning black tank called Geo Method. This worked for me.
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:52 AM   #4
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I'm posting this for a recently retired friend and former coworker. He bought a Crusader 295rst 5th wheel. The black and grey tank level monitors do not work at all. There is also a galley tank, this one works, but registers as the tub/shower grey water tank. The dealer (Dixie RV) wants to charge him $138 to check it. The unit is just 3 months old and he says it has never worked. I am trying to fix it for him to save the 80 mile trip and paying the dealer for what should be a warranty issue.
Is this a brand new trailer?
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:03 AM   #5
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If it is under warranty I would get it fixed........ but I rarely if ever look at the tank monitors. Our first three RVs did not have them.

Just curious which Dixie RV ?? There are several.


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Old 08-03-2016, 07:54 AM   #6
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I have a 16 Crusader 294...monitors worked the first couple trips but the last couple trips its been sporadic. Even with really well cleaned tanks and different methods. Same issue galley tank is shower/bathroom sink. I, like others above rarely check, it's just 2 of us and I have a pretty good idea at this point when the time comes...and if I screw it up I have a portable tank...also like above if under warranties then it's on the dealer...good luck...
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:11 PM   #7
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In our experience the only things more unreliable than tank monitors are politicians. Best to learn how to gauge the tank levels independent of the monitors. Good luck!
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:28 PM   #8
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As someone else mentioned, check out the geo method. I've starting using that before every trip and add 2-4 gallons of water and then empty it before we leave the CG and so far my indicators for my black tank have been pretty close. Before we leave the CG I run the blank tank flush, empty, it, run it again, and let it fill all the way up, then drain it again. Then if I know we're doing another trip, I'll do the geo method with 2-4 gallons of water on the way home from the CG and let it slosh around
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:36 PM   #9
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My grey tank gauge is inaccurate. I know it's full when the water won't go down the kitchen sink drain. I carry a blue tote in case I don't have full hook ups. The black tank is usually pretty accurate. When we have full hook ups we tend to fill the grey fast because of showers. When we have water/electric only we do tend to be a little more water stingy.

My camper has the heated underbelly so I can't see the tanks without removing that.
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If they don't work at all, I would check the connections behind the panel. If those connections appear to be fine, I'd take it to the dealer for warranty work, because it is either at the tank, or a break/disconnect somewhere else.

Which Dixie RV is going to charge him to even look at it?

It is amazing how many people respond to these without even reading the entire post.
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