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Old 06-06-2016, 08:35 PM   #51
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These systems have their own set of issues. Dirt, road grime, and corrosion come to mind.

I had the see level sensors on 4 tanks for 3 years and the trailer did not have an enclosed underbelly. Never had a problem. Once the sensor is on the tank you encapsulate it with run of the mill undercoating.

The downside is if you unload the trailer you're not getting the sensors off and to replace the sensors it costs just as much as buying the entire kit again. It is a first class system though. Used by Tiffen, Entegra, Airstream, DRV.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:41 PM   #52
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I had the see level sensors on 4 tanks for 3 years and the trailer did not have an enclosed underbelly. Never had a problem. Once the sensor is on the tank you encapsulate it with run of the mill undercoating.

The downside is if you unload the trailer you're not getting the sensors off and to replace the sensors it costs just as much as buying the entire kit again. It is a first class system though. Used by Tiffen, Entegra, Airstream, DRV.
The undercoat is a good idea.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:43 PM   #53
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I have a Blue Ridge 5er whose black tank is perpetually stuck at 2/3 full. I'm going to give this stuff a try TankTechsRX | Totally Green, Totally Clean!

It is a probiotic and not a chemical. Works the same way a septic system bacteria works. People that use it RAVE about it and the place I bought it from HIGHLY recommend the stuff. It ALSO instantly kills odor on contact. It also cleans out the hard rock struvite deposits.

Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/user/TanktechsRx

I'll let you know how it works. I just got the trailer out of storage for the season.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:52 AM   #54
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On our previous TT we used the Geo Method in both and used the wand several times a year in the black tank. When we sold it this spring after eight years all of the sensors were still working.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:08 AM   #55
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The undercoat is a good idea.

Actually they tell you to do that in the FAQ at the Seelevel / Garnet Instruments website. They say to use "premium rubberized rocker guard" which is a Canadian product as is the seelevel system. I used Rustoleum so as not to upset the trade balance.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:35 PM   #56
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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.
Don't bother with the ice cubes, it's a myth.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:27 PM   #57
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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.
Some folks swear by it, but I'm dubious about the ice cube method. The problem with the factory black flush is that if it's not spraying directly on the sensors (unlikely, and difficult to verify) it's not going to help de-crud a crudded up sensor.

If I were in your shoes I'd put plenty of detergent and water softener in the tank, fill it up with water, and let it soak - preferably overnight. Since you can't rely on your sensors to "fill it up" you can stand on the flush pedal while peering down into the abyss with a flashlight to watch the level.

Then I'd dump the tank and attack it from above with a wand, working your way down slowly and turning it 360 degrees to make sure every inch of tank wall gets sprayed. Again, the problem may be that if the down-tube from the toilet protrudes too far into the tank you simply may not be able to direct the spray on the offending sensor.

I was young and naÔve when I bought my first camper (three years ago - I was 59) and didn't take proper care from the start, ending up with Mount Poopmore in the bottom of the tank, greatly reducing its effective volume. It took a lot of yucky attacks with the spray wand to fix that... at which point I discovered the GEO method and had no more problems. Started GEO with the new camper on day one... and I believe that's the trick - never getting into a bad situation to begin with. Not a criticism - I was there myself - but doing what I described in my previous post from the start will prevent a bad situation from developing in the first place.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:34 PM   #58
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Thumbs up Black tank flush

There is only 1 way to completely clean out your black tank providing the tank is directly under the toilet. You must purchase a Camco Flexible Swivel Stik Tank Rinser and hook it directly to a garden hose. You may need to bring a hose through a window but this is the best way. 1st drain the tank and let the dump valve open. Lower the swivel stik into the tank and turn on the valve. Slowly raise and lower the stik within the tank for about 5 minutes and let it drain. Close the valve and repeat this step until the tank is full. Dump and repeat until clear water is coming out of the tank. This may take several steps. Once done your tank readings should show empty.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:55 AM   #59
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My appologies if someone has already posted this. I use this device, similar to what is posted earlier but has a brass head on the end that swivels. I too had an issue with the tank LEDs providing bad information. I know use this at each tank clean and it solves the problem.

RV Flexible Swivel Stik - Camco 40074 - Sewer Flushing - Camping World

Its a bit more expensive then the complete plastic one but it works great.
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Did not read complete thread,,, but what we do is after our last dump,,, we load up with GEO before our drive home !!!
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