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Old 05-02-2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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Grey Tank Question

We have a 2016 Pinnacle FBTS and after emptying the black and grey tanks the interior panel board is showing that the grey tank is full. We purchased the RV in September and this is the first time we have had this problem. Is there something that we have overlooked or not doing in the emptying process? Thanks for your help!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:50 PM   #2
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The tanks may just need a little time to dry out. Our tank level indicators will still show readings right after emptying but will show empty after a little while.
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Hey Skipat, The sensors are notoriously fickle. All it takes is the wrong piece of food waste gumming up the sensor and you will get a false reading. The black tank is even worse, owing to the TP that gets loaded in there.

There are some chemicals out there which will help break down waste inside the tanks and can help to keep your sensors clear. But I have found it is simply easier to not trust them and rely on my own knowledge of water use in the rig. Dry camping is easy because most rigs have black/grey tanks which are no bigger then your fresh water tank. Full hook up sites are also pretty easy, I empty my grey tank every two days and the black every three or four depending on use. The real challenge comes with partial hook up where you are connected to water but not sewer... That is when I like to use those chems and try to keep my sensors free of debris, I generally know that my family is good for four days with partial hook ups so I try to limit my stays to that length.
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Thanks Fingerlakes for your info. Hopefully this is the problem.
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Thanks for your info. We always use the chemicals after flushing out the system but it is interesting to know about the sensors possibly giving a false reading.
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Yep...sensors. Don't Pinnacles have a black tank flush connection on the outside??
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Thanks for your help with this issue. I just went out and checked the panel again and it is showing that it is empty. Apparently it just had to dry out some.
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Poop dried up and fell off!!!
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Thanks for your info. We always use the chemicals after flushing out the system but it is interesting to know about the sensors possibly giving a false reading.
Depending on the chemicals some are only good for a week. If you dump then add them right away and not camp for 2 weeks they won't work. I add about 3 toilets of water after dumping then add the chemicals the day before we head out.
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