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Old 04-11-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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Black Tank Level Indicator

We just started using our 2006 Holiday Rambler Ambassador about a month ago. I've noticed that the level indicator for the black holding tank never shows empty after dumping it and running the flush system. It still shows 1/3 full. Do these indicators sometimes go bad? Anybody have similar issues? I don't know if the tank is actually empty or not, and I'm not sure how to find out!
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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Typical issue. There is a piece of gunk stuck on the sensor. if you have pulled the handle and dumped, its empty . the flushers don't always get everything.. next time you are on the way home after you have dumped the tank, close it all up, add 20# of ice and a gallon of vinegar to the tank through the toilet. the drive home will scrub the inside of the tank and clean off the sensors.
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Thanks a lot. I'm going to be stationary for about two months with full hook-ups -- just makes me nervous when it shows Full!
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Funny our sensor was doing the same thing toward the end of our last trip. Our rig is getting warranty work done so they're checking out our sensor!
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Thanks a lot. I'm going to be stationary for about two months with full hook-ups -- just makes me nervous when it shows Full!
I have a family of 4 and I empty about every 5 or 6 days just because it makes me nervous. For some reason they never put any indicators on my coach except the computer system that manages everything. I have to put ignition key on run to read that so I never bother.
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I had that problem with my HR. I changed up my dumping procedure. Now I empty, flush, then I close the drain and fill the black tank. Once filled, I empty and flush again.

I don't have that problem anymore.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:07 PM   #7
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It seems that ni matter what you do, the sensors are bound to fail. Take a look at Horst Miracle Probes or an iSeries tank monitor.
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There are basically two types of sensors. The type that pokes through the wall of the tank and have a probe on the end, and the type that just sticks onto the outside of the tank and read through the plastic. Both types can become obstructed. The probe type can have TP or something stuck on the end causing it to show full to that point. There can be a buildup of "gunk" on the inside wall of the tank causing the through the wall type to sense full to that point. The sensors stuck on the outside of the tank can also become detached and and cause faulty readings. I have also had mine (through the wall type) show a false reading right after dumping because there was still moisture on the inside wall of the tank. After a short time, the reading went to zero. The key to both is consistent flushing with plenty of water after dumping with the black tank flush.
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Actually the Horst Miracle probes eliminate the traditional issues with the through wall type.

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I went with iSeries because it has external sensors and can report propane level. I will report back when I get a warm weekend to install it.

The best part is that both these solutions use existing wiring.
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