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Old 10-13-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Cherokee Grey tank indicator

Hey Guys...

We got the camper a few months ago and I've noticed that the grey water level indicator has always stayed with 3 lights on, indicating 3/4 full.

When I empty it, typically I get a good initial flow, then it will continue at a fast dribble for a long time...in fact, I have never waited at the dump station long enough for it to completely stop.

This past weekend, we were at a w/e/s site, so I thought I would experiment and about 1/2 hr before we intended to pack up, I shut the dump valve and ran the sink to purposely fill the grey tank up. Then, I went outside and raised the driver's side jacks, which tilted the camper to the left, opened the dump valve and let it go for 20 minutes or so.

When I went to check it, the water flow had completely stopped, but the panel still has 2 lights lit...indicating 1/2 full.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Kip
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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Yep, the panel(s) that indicates gray, black, fresh water and battery level are chronically
inaccurate.
Mine will occasionally say the tank is 2/3 full when I know it's empty.
Later it might actually indicate empty.
I have checked and know the tank is empty when it's indicating otherwise.
I pretty much ignore the stupid panel and go by my gut and past experience.
I know we can go 4 days of normal camping, doing dishes at least once a day
but showering in the camp ground bath house and not even get close to filling
the gray tank.
That's pretty much all I kneed to know.

My panel also shows the battery to be 2/3 full when a check with a digital volt
meter shows it is nearly discharged.

If it's really an issue with you, I can only suggest going back to the dealer
and let them fiddle with it.
They might find a crossed wire or something.

Good luck!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Just another example of very poor quality and design in the RV field. We even had the dealer tell us that the Black - Grey water - battery condition indicators are only there as a guide and it is acceptable for these to be 50% off. Just imagine, although these are installed to monitor levels, we should not trust them. What would it take to engineer dependable monitors. Everything about my 2004 27L is cheaply made. This holds true for most all RV's made today.


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Yep, the panel(s) that indicates gray, black, fresh water and battery level are chronically
inaccurate.
Mine will occasionally say the tank is 2/3 full when I know it's empty.
Later it might actually indicate empty.
I have checked and know the tank is empty when it's indicating otherwise.
I pretty much ignore the stupid panel and go by my gut and past experience.
I know we can go 4 days of normal camping, doing dishes at least once a day
but showering in the camp ground bath house and not even get close to filling
the gray tank.
That's pretty much all I kneed to know.

My panel also shows the battery to be 2/3 full when a check with a digital volt
meter shows it is nearly discharged.

If it's really an issue with you, I can only suggest going back to the dealer
and let them fiddle with it.
They might find a crossed wire or something.

Good luck!
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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1. If your tank is dribbling when you try to drain it, there may be a cutout in the tank from the installation of the stink vent pipe.
2. Accurate readings from any monitor system require mainenence. My suggestion would be soap scum remover, 1/2 tank of water and a drive around the block. In the black tank, throw a couple bags of ice in there too. This will 'scrub' the sensors.
Readings on all tanks will vary. It is meant to be a guied not an accurate reading. Just approximations.
Automotive accuracy demands equal investment.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:25 PM   #5
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My gray, black, fresh water lp, and battery read empty on my 08 Berkshire. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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My gray, black, fresh water lp, and battery read empty on my 08 Berkshire. Any ideas would be appreciated.
You'll probably get more responses if you start a new thread. I'm guessing it's a ground issue since all displays are affected.
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