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Old 01-21-2016, 12:06 PM   #11
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One is called See Level. RV Camper See Level II Tank Monitor 709 | eBay

Another is called Horst probes. http://www.rvprobes.com/home.html
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:27 PM   #12
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snip... Why doesn't Jayco use this system?
Money, pure and simple. These are more expensive than the "standard".
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You know, I've considered drilling a hole in the side of my black and grey tanks, near the sensors, and installing a pair of these expandable rubber plugs. Then I could occasionally scrub the sensors with a bent wire bottle brush. What do you think? Risky idea?
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:33 PM   #14
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You know, I've considered drilling a hole in the side of my black and grey tanks, near the sensors, and installing a pair of these expandable rubber plugs. Then I could occasionally scrub the sensors with a bent wire bottle brush. What do you think? Risky idea?
I wouldn't risk it. Payout is not worth it IMO to intentionally break the integrity of the tank. You'd be better off with one of those wands that cleans the tank. Find out which wall your sensors are on and point it that way especially. You can even make one with PVC if you're a little bit handy.
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My fresh water monitor quite working a year ago, not worth the money to fix it since the tank is covered by insulation covering the whole bottom of the trailer. Just keep 10 gallons or so in it for use on the road. We camp in state parks with water and electricity. Based on our use habits, black tank is good for 5 days, grey tank two days.
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You know, I've considered drilling a hole in the side of my black and grey tanks, near the sensors, and installing a pair of these expandable rubber plugs. Then I could occasionally scrub the sensors with a bent wire bottle brush. What do you think? Risky idea?
I`m thinking the walls of those tanks might be too thin to properly support the plug and in time the cut out hole may become worn and the plug become loose and leak or worse, fall out altogether. But I`m just guessing here.
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Jayco if you read that, I dont want them for free , please charge me 100.00 more for my next trailer but please use this money to supply reliable sensor to me, thanks you
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Thanks for your input CamperBob and Crabman. Yep, probably not a good idea to take any chances. Anyway, I'm completely used to the non-functioning waste tank sensors. I do a visual on the black level, and so far, the 4th "Full" light still works on the grey tank.
Never had a problem with the fresh tank sensors.
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I would like to see things like Tank sensors, tires, etc. offered as optional upgrades.

Under no conditions would I consider making a hole that big in a tank. They are not that thick and any hole that large would get larger IMO.
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I would like to see things like Tank sensors, tires, etc. offered as optional upgrades.

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That would be nice, but where do you draw the line? Much of their profit margin comes from standardization on the assembly line. You get too many options, and you begin to lose that standardization.

I do agree that for MANY parts of the build, most buyers would gladly pay a little extra for a little added quality, but again, all those things tend to add up...
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