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Old 10-07-2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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Jayco 213EXP Tank Levels never accurate

I have an '09 Jay Feather 213 EXP.
I purchased this used in 2010.
The gray and black water tanks have never reported the accurate levels of the tanks. When I'm completely empty it already reports that its 3/4 full on each.

Is this a common issue?
Is there something I can check to fix this?

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:04 AM   #2
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This is a very common issue, The sensors in the tanks become dirty with TP or other undesirable debris and register false readings. You can clean the tanks but I find this to only be a temporary fix and simply do not rely on the readings. Even my fresh tank reads 2/3 full when it is completely full, and there better not be any TP on that!
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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Mine regularly reads empty when I first empty it. After an hour or so, even before it has been used again, it will read 1/3 or 2/3 and within 24 hours it will read full when I know it is empty. I just wait until I get an air bubble during a flush and then empty it. I know this will be about 2 1/2 weeks for me.
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The only half way reliable gauge would be the water tank. The grey and black never seem to work for long.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:21 PM   #5
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2011 31ss and my "indicators" (refuse to call them gauges) are at best a guess. My work so intermittantly I do not rely on them. Going in for other warranty work next week - indicators are at the top of the list. Another hint - someone suggested a bag of ice cubes in the black tank (through the toilet) will help clean it up. Have no suggestions for the fresh tank. Good luck. If Jayco service can't fix - I will investigate replacement with a different technology.
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The black tank sensors get coated with toilet paper. The grey tank gets grease from washing dishes. You might try putting some Dawn dish washing liquid in with about 5-8 gallons of water and driving around. Short of a sight gauge I really don't see any other system that will work.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #7
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Guage not reading right

I replaced my probes with Horst Miraicle Probes in gray and black water tanks. Now my guages are reading reading correctly. Old probes get a build up of crud which is hard to remove. After replacing probes I keep my tanks well rinsed. This vidieo explains it better than I can.

www.horstmiracleprobe.com/how.php
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I replaced my probes with Horst Miraicle Probes in gray and black water tanks. Now my guages are reading reading correctly. Old probes get a build up of crud which is hard to remove. After replacing probes I keep my tanks well rinsed. This vidieo explains it better than I can.

www.horstmiracleprobe.com/how.php


That was an interesting link. Thanks
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This is a very common issue, The sensors in the tanks become dirty with TP or other undesirable debris and register false readings. You can clean the tanks but I find this to only be a temporary fix and simply do not rely on the readings. Even my fresh tank reads 2/3 full when it is completely full, and there better not be any TP on that!

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We've had three trailers and all of their sensors stopped working within the first year.
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fresh water sort of works most of the time... for gray I go by when I have water in the bottom of the shower it needs dumping... and I just look down the toilet when flushing to see how full it is....
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