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Old 10-09-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question Tank Level Monitor...

I believe that our tank level monitors are disconnected/broken. On our first trip, no matter how full our tanks got they always showed "empty".

Are these things easily replaced/installed? Or is it simply reconnecting wires underneath?

How do they work? Is there a floating lever inside the tank?
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That depends on the style, but some versions are also adjustable. There are some YouTube videos on calibrating the sensors. But if all are acting the same way, there may be some other issue.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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Wouldn't surprise me, if you take a look at the typical wiring for most trailers for these sensors you would understand quickly why they tend to fail. I opened up the belly of our new trailer and was disgusted with what I saw for wiring, a big mess with unnecessary splices and not one wire support. Just thrown around. The 30AMP run from the shore power goes straight through torch cut holes with jagged edges without any protection.

This is typical for most trailers out there regardless of brand/manufacturer according to a friend of mine that services them.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:33 PM   #4
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I believe that our tank level monitors are disconnected/broken. On our first trip, no matter how full our tanks got they always showed "empty".



Are these things easily replaced/installed? Or is it simply reconnecting wires underneath?



How do they work? Is there a floating lever inside the tank?

Is this a brand new TT ? Or a used one?

If used, there could be "scum" coating the tank walls and sensors preventing them
From working. If you want to try cleaning.....dump and rinse black tank. Put about
1/4 tank clean water, 6 oz of Dawn dish washing soap, and 10 lbs ice cubes
down the toilet. Drive around for awhile so that the water sloshes around....
then dump again.
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Is this a brand new TT ? Or a used one?

If used, there could be "scum" coating the tank walls and sensors preventing them
From working. If you want to try cleaning.....dump and rinse black tank. Put about
1/4 tank clean water, 6 oz of Dawn dish washing soap, and 10 lbs ice cubes
down the toilet. Drive around for awhile so that the water sloshes around....
then dump again.
I had that thought as well but then the sensors would indicate full, not empty.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:57 AM   #6
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I had to fix a lot of things when we bought our 2000 Spingdale, and now have eveything working, except the tanks gauges, they are very intermittent at best. I really not concerned about it, the only tank i'm really concerned about is the Black tank, and i can look in it thru the toilet and see it's level.
I think i saw Happy Camper make a stronger tank cleaner for doing the sensors, but have not tried it. Maybe i will !!!

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Is this a brand new TT ? Or a used one?

If used, there could be "scum" coating the tank walls and sensors preventing them
From working. If you want to try cleaning.....dump and rinse black tank. Put about
1/4 tank clean water, 6 oz of Dawn dish washing soap, and 10 lbs ice cubes
down the toilet. Drive around for awhile so that the water sloshes around....
then dump again.

Used.

I know that on the gray water tank, there is a red wire that is disconnected and frayed underneath.


But ice cubs and cleaning is a good idea!
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Well I know why our tank meter isn't working. The sensor wiring seems to have been ripped off. There are three screw terminals in each of my black water tank, and my gray water tank. Each of the three screws appear to have wires that were once attached, and on the opposite end there are the frayed wires that were apparently ripped off. Figuring out which wire goes to where, and resoldering them together is going to be the chore.

Any tips?

this is the black water tank.
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This is the wire that is frayed on the gray tank, and the black tank.
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The picture of the gray tank looks like 3 sensors 1/3 2/3 full maybe. most tank sensors fit in a 3/8" hole. Not sure of the grounding method though.
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Maybe find the one here. I cant figure out how to open it and then post it. You will see the wiring diagram. They seem easy to replace.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...wiring+diagram
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Maybe find the one here. I cant figure out how to open it and then post it. You will see the wiring diagram. They seem easy to replace.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...wiring+diagram

YES YES!!! Thank you!!!!
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:51 PM   #14
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Save yourself a lot of grief and forget about fixing a system that is marginal at best.
Go on the See Level web site and purchase their system. Read their info and you will not bother fixing a system that is unreliable at best.
It will be the best money you ever spend!
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