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Old 05-27-2021, 10:47 PM   #1
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Status lights showed my black & grey water tanks were nearly full, dumped both, grey water “led” light reset to just 1 light(empty & normal)
black water tank emptied , but still have 3 led’s lit.
Suggestions? Cause?
Use a pressure wand to clean the tank walls??
I’m at a loss.

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Old 05-27-2021, 10:59 PM   #2
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The tank sensors are guaranteed to work right up until they get wet...
You can try to clean them; but get used to this issue.
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Old 05-27-2021, 11:05 PM   #3
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Black tank sensors will get covered with crap and paper not dumped.

Use a wand or black tank flush to fill the tank and dump again. Might take a couple iterations
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Old 05-28-2021, 12:42 PM   #4
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Regularly use the black tank flush to help keep them functional. Note I said functional, not accurate. If you can see into the tank from the toilet, a wand will help. In the past I made my own with some 1/2" PVC, a gate valve, and small holes drilled in the PVC end cap. All my current RVs, and recent past ones, the toilet doesn't sit directly on top of the black tank so there is a sloped section of pipe to the tank. Wand won't work for those.
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Old 05-28-2021, 12:45 PM   #5
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You're pretty much left to hunting crap: while blind...
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Old 05-28-2021, 01:32 PM   #6
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Wand works for me every-time.
And, after I’ve dumped, I leave the cap off and valve open (for an hour or so) to allow airflow & drying of the sensors.

Now, obviously not everyone has the luxury of using a wand and leaving the cap off and valve open every time.
But for me, since I can dump at my house...this is what works.
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post #3 is correct this may work..also after every dump i use happy camper and calgon mixed in 2 gals for 5 years. no smell sensors "so far" never failed
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:02 AM   #8
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Having the luxury of dumping at home, I flush the *#$@ out of the black tank! Fortunately I have a well tap (garden watering), so it's just the electric to run the pump. I fill it to maybe 1/3 - rock the whole MH a bit, then dump. I repeat that two more times until I see crystal clear water with no TP stragglers. Then I run a couple gallons of water into the tank, followed by a good shot of Calgon AND Tide detergent. After a good jostle, it's all set for the next trip. Call me overkill and anal... BUTT I've never had any pooper issues!
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Nice idea. Calgon AND Tide detergent.*
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mine worked ok for a surprisingly long time after I got the RV. eventually though they started to act-up.... and I could get them back live with tank cleaning and a little patience....

eventually I gave up. Even the fresh water corroded or something and stopped working reliably. I can pop open the cabinet for a look at that one though.

Sorta learned how long I can go before dumping. Blank tank is not really an issue. Ours isn't a straight shot for a visual level (thankfully) but it'll start to gurgle when flushing as the level reaches the bottom of the drop pipe. At that point we still have several flushes to go. Can't remember the last time we got there...if ever except when doing some maintenance flushing....
The grey tank is the one that bugs me the most...probably because that's our limiting capacity by far.....but I kinda have a gut feel about it and how many showers it can hold...basically a long weekend is no problem if not at the beech.

In practice the lack of level indicators hasn't been a huge issue, but still it bugs me in a huge way to have that stupid panel up there...I hate having things that don't work...even if it's something I don't really need!
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Me too things not working bugs me! So far 1 month everything works 100%..could chg at a moments notice..but I try to stay on top of everything. Good luck to all of us that likes things working
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Me too things not working bugs me! So far 1 month everything works 100%..could chg at a moments notice..but I try to stay on top of everything. Good luck to all of us that likes things working
You have to drive it someplace and set up first.
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You have to drive it someplace and set up first.
Along those lines, we've all seen the ads from dealers, car and RV, about home delivery. So a newby sees what he/she thinks they like, pays the dealer and the dealer "white glove delivers". Why white gloves?? So they don't get their hands dirty showing how to use the systems. Imagine the "thorough" PDI that's performed and imagine the quality this newby has now in their driveway. When they call the dealer and say the widget, 2 thing-a-ma-gigs, and 3 what's its don't work. You just know the dealer will promptly go back get it and fix everything by days end.
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3 trips no problems another 3 day trip to amazing woodbine campsite in montana..hope all goes well.. have no hooked up to anything..this amazing group helped me with new batteries solar inverter..we are extremely happy
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Along those lines, we've all seen the ads from dealers, car and RV, about home delivery. So a newby sees what he/she thinks they like, pays the dealer and the dealer "white glove delivers". Why white gloves?? So they don't get their hands dirty showing how to use the systems. Imagine the "thorough" PDI that's performed and imagine the quality this newby has now in their driveway. When they call the dealer and say the widget, 2 thing-a-ma-gigs, and 3 what's its don't work. You just know the dealer will promptly go back get it and fix everything by days end.
There was a post at the height of the lockdowns from someone who bought a diesel pusher sight unseen with home delivery. When it was delivered the driver said he delivers only and left. The person started complaining about everything that was wrong with the coach. Dealer said they delivered and didn’t say they conducted an on-site PDI.
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