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Old 08-11-2016, 12:57 AM   #1
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SeeLevel monitor sensor for the fresh water tank

I bought the 709 unit and installed the sensors on the gray and black tanks just fine. *The fresh water tank is another matter. *I have a 2014 39TKSB3. *I've cut a small door in the Coroplast belly cover in the general area near the off-door side, between the water bay and the axles. *Right above the cut is a batt of insulation, and above that is a plywood board of an unknown size to me. *Is the tank on top of that? *Does anyone have experience in finding the tank and installing a sensor? *I want to keep my cuts in the Coroplast to a minimum. Thanks for any help y'all can give me.
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Many brands use plywood to support the fresh water tank. But thickness probably varies depending on brand, tank size and number of straps. Doesn't matter, you won't be able to cut thru it w/o damage to the tank. But don't the sensors attach to the side of the tank? At least they used to. You should be able to cut the coroplast along the side from the I-beam and in about 6 inches toward the center of the trailer and there shouldn't be any plywood there, at least on the side with the tank drain.
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Many brands use plywood to support the fresh water tank. But thickness probably varies depending on brand, tank size and number of straps. Doesn't matter, you won't be able to cut thru it w/o damage to the tank. But don't the sensors attach to the side of the tank? At least they used to. You should be able to cut the coroplast along the side from the I-beam and in about 6 inches toward the center of the trailer and there shouldn't be any plywood there, at least on the side with the tank drain.
I contacted DRV's technical support about this issue, and you are correct about the plywood board supporting the tank. He also gave me the manufacturer of it, and that helped a bunch, as I've now been able to get the dimensions. Time to crawl back under the trailer.
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I tapped in at the lowest point, outlet on my tank a 1/8 inch tube. I attached 1/8 inch oxygen hose to it and ran the hose out to the step area of my trailer and up the side to a little higher than the full tank height. Marked the tube full and empty. I know exactly how much water i have. Gave up on all those gee wiz gauges that never are correct.
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That is a neat idea. Can't beat the simple approach!
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