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Old 05-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Had a great weekend. Our site was right next to Pymatuning Lake, Ohio. Kids had fun fishing and playing in the water.

Question for the experts. My black water level indicated it was full. When I emptied the black tank, it still says 2/3 full. Advice on what to do to fix. Is there a better more reliable product to get.

Also is there another way to check the clean water level.

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Tank monitors are notoriously unreliable. You probably have some debris on the contacts. Some people use a flush wand to clean the tank and you can also use a flush valve on the termination outlet. One of the problems with the black tank is we never drive often with any volume in the tank. If you filled it 1/3 to 1/2 full of clean water and drive it around it can also clean it better than mere dumping.
Chances are yours will stop giving you the false reading after it dries out.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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The best way to check the fresh water is to look at the tank. On my 17Z I can look up under it and see the level on the side of the tank. Sometimes I need a flashlight tough.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. I know I will learn something new each time out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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I agree with Bosswagon. The black tank monitor is pretty much worthless. I use the look down the toilet method also. It takes awhile to fill a 32 gallon black tank which we have.
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We LOVE Pymatuning State Park.
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we have been going there for years. First time in a camper. Kids love going to the spill way and deer park.
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