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Old 12-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #1
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Tank Gauges

I want to check with fellow owners of ORV trailers if you have done anything to improve the reporting of the tank(s) situation on your trailers.

Our tank gauges are sketchy at best. Sometimes the gauge might show accurately that the tank is empty. Other times it will show that the tank is 3/4 full, even though it has just been dumped and rinsed.

On our previous motorcoach, I had installed a SeaLevel (I think that's the name) gauge system and it reported absolutely flawlessly.

If you own an ORV trailer and have installed a tank reporting system that really, really works well, I would surely enjoy hearing from you.


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Most of us just give up on the gauges. After a while you get a feel for how long it takes to fill them up. I can usually estimate pretty well just by looking at the FW tank level. All that water went somewhere, usually into the waste tanks.

That said, I have heard good things about the Sea Level system. A little pricey, but they apparently do function as advertised.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:37 AM   #3
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Maybe you have a loose ground connection. My ORV tanks are very accurate.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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Similar to Steve I can only say mine are accurate enough to give me an approximate idea how full or empty they are are and then act accordingly.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:14 PM   #5
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Our grey tank always shows 1/3 full. Even after dumping 20 gallons of water mixed with Dawn, then driving 85 miles didn't help. Not dropping the coroplast again.

The kitchen sink tells us when it's full when it backs up, same with the shower for the grey tank.

Black tank so far works fine. Good thing.
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My 401K was spent entirely on chemicals and solutions to get accurate tank reading on our previous MH. Best thing I found was Calgon. Seemed to work better than anything.
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Calgon is no longer available in Canada.


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Which Calgon product are we talking about. They make a lot of chemicals for cleaning, softening and personal hygiene.

I don't think the soap is available anymore here either.
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I will check my trailer tomorrow and post.
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Which Calgon product are we talking about. They make a lot of chemicals for cleaning, softening and personal hygiene.
Here ya go

Not sure how much to use so i put in 2 cap fulls after dump.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Pack-Ca...ster/865841659
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Bruce91 got the right answer before I could get back to the post. amazon has it at https://www.amazon.com/Calgon-Liquid...water+softener but we buy it locally. I use one capful every time I dump and it has done a good job for me. I dump, rinse, and put it down the appropriate drains. I add a few gallons of water to the black tank via the tank rinser before we close things off and head down the road.
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Here ya go

Not sure how much to use so i put in 2 cap fulls after dump.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Pack-Ca...ster/865841659
Thanks....interesting that it works for you. Not really understanding how any chemicals can clean the probes enough to show current into the liquid. I would think that Dawn sloshing around would do it. Nope. It's the grey tank, so no paper products are introduced. Just possibly very small food particles after we wipe off plates, etc.

It's possible a wire came off, but too much work to drop the bottom to check.
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Calgon water softener is not sold by Walmart in Canada or Amazon in Canada. In Canada, not available.



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I've often wondered how effective automatic dishwasher detergent would be to clean the holding tanks and sensors during travel. In our home we've been using Cascade Pods for some time as it works best for us and I just noticed now the pods also contain Dawn.

Anyone using dishwasher detergent to clean the tanks?
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