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Old 11-23-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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Location of waste tank sensors

Can anyone tell me where the sensors are on the grey and black tank sensors are physically located? Are they on the front, drivers side, passenger side or back of the tanks?

Curious to see how leveling might affect the idiot lights.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:18 PM   #2
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They can be anywhere on the tanks. Just depends on your unit. Will leveling make a difference? Well I guess it could. But generally I'd think you would level.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:32 PM   #3
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On my 2014 360XL, the wires and sensors on the tanks are behind the white plastic panels in both bins where I drain my water. If you bend down and look behind the plastic panels, you can see them.
It would take a HUGE tilt left or right to make the level lights change.


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Old 11-24-2015, 08:20 PM   #4
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Ok, if they are on the driver side walls, and the black water flush is also on that wall, how can the flush possibly do a good job cleaning the sensors. Is it supposed to spray backwards?
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
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Location of waste tank sensors

Sorry never stipulated I have a 2014 GT 378 XL.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:04 PM   #6
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Ok, if they are on the driver side walls, and the black water flush is also on that wall, how can the flush possibly do a good job cleaning the sensors. Is it supposed to spray backwards?
I don't believe the black tank flush design intent is to flush every nook and cranny of the inside of the tank to sparkling clean condition.

It is there to simply help flush any accumulated solids from the bottom of the tank when draining.
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From what I know of my trailer, what I have seen at the RV shows and RV lots, and from what I read on the forums, most of the sensors are on the end of the tanks. That makes them influenced by out of level situations. How much? Enough to be misleading but not a world of difference. I think you would have to get your trailer really out of level to go a full lite indicator of difference.

I take issue with how they are mounted in my tank and others I have seen. They are not mounted to reflect what the lights on the panel read. My panel has lights for empty, 1 third, 2 thirds, and full. The sensors are NOT mounted to reflect that. My one third sensor comes on at about 1/8th full. Just a few gallons turns on the light. The 2 thirds light comes on when tank is about half full. The "full" light comes on when the tank IS full, no big problem there. Would be nice for the 1/3 lite, and 2/3 light to be accurate. Then add crud to the walls of the tank near the sensors and it all goes to pieces. I converted to Horst sensors and at least the crud factor goes away, they work great.
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On my 378 they are behind the white panel where you connect the city water and tank fill as well as the tank flush. With the help of a flashlight if I look up from down below I can see the end of the tank and the wires attached to screws that go into the side of the tank. I have been wanting to put in a set of Horst sensors but I'm concerned about getting into the tight space to put them in.
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On my 378 they are behind the white panel where you connect the city water and tank fill as well as the tank flush. With the help of a flashlight if I look up from down below I can see the end of the tank and the wires attached to screws that go into the side of the tank. I have been wanting to put in a set of Horst sensors but I'm concerned about getting into the tight space to put them in.
From what I know and at least one other person on this forum has done it, new sensors can go anywhere you can get to the tank. Drilling new holes is not hard and finding another location for them (other than where the old ones are) make it easier to put in new ones.
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From what I know and at least one other person on this forum has done it, new sensors can go anywhere you can get to the tank. Drilling new holes is not hard and finding another location for them (other than where the old ones are) make it easier to put in new ones.
The problem is that the space between the the panel with the hose connections and the tank does not give me space for a screw driver let alone a drill.
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