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Old 06-06-2016, 12:31 PM   #31
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Same here

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X2. Always at least at 2/3 no matter what. 10 gallons is a lot of crap especially for 2 people so I look at them occasionally out of curiosity but don't get alarmed when they show full.
X3

Learned a long time ago to ignore the sensors and use the computer between your ears. Based on how long and how many people are using the facilities the internal math professor tells me I should probably dump.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:57 PM   #32
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I've noticed that the sensors in my tank read full immediately after flushing the toilet, even when the tank is empty. The sensors must get wet after a toilet flush. After 30 minutes or so, they read closer to actual levels.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:00 PM   #33
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In a edition to the black tank flush I use a tank wand to clean the tank. We use plenty of tank treatment and nothing goes in the toilet but 1 and 2. We have a small trash can with liners for paper that goes to the outside trash after each use. May not be the most fun thing to do but sure does safe a lot of maintenance headache.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:07 PM   #34
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My trailer came with a black tank flush but the new MH did not, so I installed the Camco Quickie Flush. I find the most effective way to use that is to pull the black drain valve handle and once it's mostly drained I fire up the sprayer. Then after it looks like most of the crud is out of the tank (a clear elbow in the line is essential) I close the drain and let the sprayer fill the tank... I go inside and monitor the gauge until is says 2/3 full then head out and pull the drain handle again. It's amazing how much additional "stuff" comes out when you do that. I find after doing that about twice all I get is clear water, at which point I shut off the sprayer and let the tank drain completely before proceeding to the gray tank.

I realize if your gauges don't work it will be hard to judge when the tank is really 2/3 full... and you DON'T want to completely fill it!

I also use the GEO method - that, and the flushing method above seems to keep things working properly.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:14 PM   #35
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My buddy with a 200k class A always has thus problem. He told me he was tired of trying to fix them so he just listens to the sound of the plop to know when to pull.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:17 PM   #36
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I just wait for it to burp.

or

When we leave the RV Park whichever comes first.

All the sensors are completely unreliable.

We have the ability to dump once we get home so I thoroughly clean when we get home.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:32 PM   #37
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Driving me crazy! I've got a 2015 PrimeTime 328res and the tank sensors are driving me nuts! I'm getting the phantom readings (as usual) and trying to get them to clear. I recently switched to the GEO method for tank maintenance. I'm up to about the fourth flush using softener, detergent and bleach. But the damn thing won't read any less than 3/4 full no matter what! I've flushed the tank using the built in black water flush. Any other ideas? I'm in for the season so driving around with ice cubes in the tank is out.
The only idea I can help you with is come to the realization that the darn things just don't work as anticipated.
We are also seasonal, therefore what ever accuracy the probes did have will now be even less reliable.
What I found on ours is when the tanks get close to being full then the probes seem to kick in and show full and really, that's all I need to know anyway. Why do I care if it's half full.

If you really want the gauges to work maybe try these

RV Holding Tank Sensors - Get accurate grey and black holding tank monitor readings

i just think that whatever methods/tricks anyone tries, you won't ever get the manufactures probes to work probably.


Relax and learn the signs when the tanks are getting full.

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The only idea I can help you with is come to the realization that the darn things just don't work as anticipated.
We are also seasonal, therefore what ever accuracy the probes did have will now be even less reliable.
What I found on ours is when the tanks get close to being full then the probes seem to kick in and show full and really, that's all I need to know anyway. Why do I care if it's half full.

If you really want the gauges to work maybe try these

RV Holding Tank Sensors - Get accurate grey and black holding tank monitor readings

i just think that whatever methods/tricks anyone tries, you won't ever get the manufactures probes to work probably.


Relax and learn the signs when the tanks are getting full.

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I agree, mine always seem to read full correctly as well.

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Just my experience, but despite the hassel and trouble, for me nothing works better than a tank wand with good water pressure (60 psig). I prefer the wand with one (1) nozzle so I can direct it right at the lever sensors to break loose any stuck material and to sweep the bottom and sides to push solids towards the drain.
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:14 PM   #40
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Our VT monitor has shown full for 2 seasons. Have tried it all. In this day of technology someone should be able to come up with a fix. So what if it cost $100.00 more for something that works as advertised.
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