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Old 08-17-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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First week of camping with T12TST

Just completed our first week of camping with our 2015 T12TST. We did not tow far, about a 2 hour trip to a State Park. Everything worked very well. The cassette potty was a GREAT feature. We did have electric hook up, but worked off the holding tank for water. Nothing to report as a negative, every thing worked as advertised. Perhaps one thing did come to mind. A monitor for the on board fresh water tank would be nice. There was concern for running out of water and the water heater. Thought it would be nice if there was a monitor for the water level in the tank. Also to be sure there was water for the potty as well. Not an earth shaking need, but would be nice... Great week, cannot wait to go again. We have been camping for 40 years, and have owned many rigs. This was by far the best...
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Don't worry about the water heater running out of water. Once you setup, run water through both hot and cold until there is a steady stream. At that point turn on the water heater. If you should run out of fresh water, since the pump is between the tank and heater, the heater will still have water in it.

The dealers tell you that you have 20 + 6 gallons storage. Once the hot water heater is full and the fresh water tank topped off, you still have only 20 gallons of active water.
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Don't worry about the water heater running out of water. Once you setup, run water through both hot and cold until there is a steady stream. At that point turn on the water heater. If you should run out of fresh water, since the pump is between the tank and heater, the heater will still have water in it.

The dealers tell you that you have 20 + 6 gallons storage. Once the hot water heater is full and the fresh water tank topped off, you still have only 20 gallons of active water.
Thanks a lot, really good facts, and a big help. That said, I still think a monitor of the fresh water tank would still be of some help. Our trailer a T12 has a monitor for the black water for the toilet. Then again we had tank monitors in our other trailers, and they often were not very accurate at best. Thanks again for your reply.
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Glad to hear you had a good maiden voyage with your new Flagstaff T12TST.
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Glad your first trip in your T12TST was a winner. That's a good sign!
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A water level gauge would be nice. One could do it by removing the drain valve and replacing it with a custom made electronic level sensor tied to an Arduino microcontroller board. If one were to run Linux on the Arduino, it could make a good media player too.
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A water level gauge would be nice. One could do it by removing the drain valve and replacing it with a custom made electronic level sensor tied to an Arduino microcontroller board. If one were to run Linux on the Arduino, it could make a good media player too.
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Ya, I think any water gauge would pretty much be a do it yourself project that would require those kind of tools. The great thing is that one can build very sophisticated instruments these days with low cost off the shelf tools. Now whether I could design one myself.....?
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