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Old 09-04-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Water Tank Level Indicators

I have a new Forest River 22' Salem XL. The water level indicators worked just fine for the first trip out and then the second trip out they stopped working. Research on the internet states that lights staying on are a BIG problem, but my problem is that the only light that works is the MT light even when the tank is filled.
Any ideas other that taking it to the dealer that is a long way away?
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:45 AM   #2
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Could be poor connections, but I went to these and have never had a problem.

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Old 09-04-2016, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting this information. They look good!
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick answer. I will look in to these, but like I said - none of the lights work even though I had the tank filled with water. I have checked the connectors on the tanks and they are tight as well as the wires all look good. I have NOT torn apart the indicator panel. I guess I could look in there.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:34 AM   #5
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If they do not work it sounds broken. The typical failure generally talked about it reading full or partially full when empty. That is caused by crud in the tank building up on the sensors. I'd take your problem back to the dealer.
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If they won't turn on I think that it may not be getting power. Being the trailer is still under warranty I think I'd let dealer handle repair. Just have them show you so if it happened again you may fix yourself. ,,,...Dusty
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The ONLY solution is to use an after market solution like the See Level system by Garnet Industries. The present systems with internal sensors doe not work and are not reliable. The wiring can be used with the new system and this helps with the installation.
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Its a new unit so take it back to the dealer.
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Its a new unit so take it back to the dealer.
You're right but it's not worth the aggravation to try and get the sensors to work. They are not reliable and need to be replaced with a better system. If you want to continue to have problems that would be your choice.
My younger brother is in the process of having the See Level system installed on his 4 month old Forest River Champagne Edition 5th wheel. His sensors worked for the first week. Manufacturers should be ashamed of themselves for always using the cheapest junk they can to assemble their units.
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Installing the See level is the easiest thing I have ever had to do in an RV. Did it n my old C Class and on several friends units. I plan to put the system in our present unit when the present sender unit dies.
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