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Old 06-11-2015, 10:52 PM   #1
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Grey tank monitor

Last week I just picked up our new TT. After arriving home (about 5 miles), I checked the tank monitors. After the PDI, the dealer failed to empty the tanks. Freshwater tank was 1/2 full, the black tank was 1/3 full, grey tank #1 was 1/3 full, grey tank #2 monitor showed 2/3 full. I emptied all tanks which showed empty except grey tank #2 which monitor still showed 2/3 full. I placed 5 gallons of water into shower (tank #2) and emptied 5 gallons so I know that it is not stopped up. But still shows 2/3 full. Either the monitor is bad or covered with construction debris. I tried filling the tank and riding around and dumped. This still did not help. Could there be a problem in the panel? I know that monitors sometimes do not work correctly because of debris being on the sensors. But on a new trailer that has never been used. Any ideas, other then returning to the dealer?
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:59 AM   #2
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Is it possible to use a wand? Not sure which drains lead to that specific tank but if you could get a wand down into the tank you might be able to focus the water spray directly on to the sensor and knock the debris off. If that didn't work then you would have to return to the dealer as its either a faulty sensor or poorly constructed.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:01 AM   #3
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Camping World offers a Flexible Tank Wand. Catalog Item # 14497. Cost is about $10.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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I would try this before returning to the dealer.


Is it possible that you could fill up the 2/3 full and add some level gage cleaner to the water. Drive around or to your camping site. Than empty the tanks and see if the gage works now. This has worked before for me with gages not reading correctly.


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Old 06-12-2015, 11:26 AM   #5
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These factory stockers are notoriously inaccurate.
Unless you switch to horst probes or the like they'll likely always read weird.
After some time with the unit you'll likely hardly ever look @ them anyway.
I don't remember the last time I looked @ mine as we never fill the tanks on a weekend trip.

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Old 06-29-2015, 08:33 PM   #6
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I have filled the tank twice and used level cleaner. I tried driving around and emptying
the tank. It still shows 2/3 full. Could that probe at the tank be defective or a wire loose?
I am taking my TT to the dealer to have some other issues fixed. The dealer is telling me that I am just getting a bad reading and acts like they don't want to do anything to fix.
Service manager said that their is probably something stuck on the probe. Like I said in my OP, I just picked up the trailer. When I got home I drained the tank and about half a cup of sterofoam and wood pieces came out of the tank. I would probably fix myself but I have to remove a plastic bottom liner to get to it. I just feel that the dealer should fix the problem.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:50 PM   #7
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Try this. Fill with some water then take a lot of Ice and dump down the drain if it will fit. Maybe remove the shower floor screen if possible. Then drive around. I know this works for the black tank as I solved my gauge reading on it. Later RJD
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