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Old 05-01-2014, 05:03 PM   #11
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As a newbie, I appreciate the good suggestions on how to check the level (yea, flashlight!) and not rely on a marginal sensor. It took us about an hour to realize that the sensor wasn't going to do the job - and that was with a tank that only had liquids in it.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:05 PM   #12
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As a newbie, I appreciate the good suggestions on how to check the level (yea, flashlight!) and not rely on a marginal sensor. It took us about an hour to realize that the sensor wasn't going to do the job - and that was with a tank that only had liquids in it.

Just don't drop the flashlight down the hole....it makes for a bad time. Don't ask me how I know. ;-)
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:08 PM   #13
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I just dump the black tank once a week with just the two of us using it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:16 AM   #14
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Curious for those who don't dump on every trip ... how long between trips? We're going out for a long weekend in a few weeks, but it would probably be another couple of weeks before we go again. Would you actually leave it for two weeks? Seems silly since we're staying in a full hookup site anyway.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:31 AM   #15
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I'd sure dump it before I left for the two weeks. I doesn't really take that long to do.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:21 AM   #16
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We haven't tried these, but the technology seems to make sense,watch the video
http://www.horstmiracleprobes.com/buy.php
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #17
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Thank to all for your helpful comments, I think I will try the digester, have had good luck with that king of chemicals for keeping the house plumbing clear.
I am fixing to call Jayco with a list of problems, so I will mention the sensor problem.
Our camper does not travel, we stay at the campground for about five to six months, so it is more like a movable condo. It travels about two miles to storage for the summer, then returns in early December.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:23 PM   #18
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Thanks, that what we have been doing too, but the user's guide recommends the tank be at least 2/3 full, so it would be nice to have a working sensor.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:26 PM   #19
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Ummm I have filled up a black tank in 3 days. the first time it came out of the outside kitchen sink!!! F***** GROSSS!!!!! Now I watch it LIKE A HAWK!! I wish it worked...
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Ummm I have filled up a black tank in 3 days. the first time it came out of the outside kitchen sink!!! F***** GROSSS!!!!! Now I watch it LIKE A HAWK!! I wish it worked...
That means the outside sink is plumbed to the blackwater tank. That is how you filled it up in 3 days..
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