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Old 05-25-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Tank sensors 33rsks

I put the correct chemicals in my BW tank with water and pulled it to camp, and the sensors are still lit. Iwas told that i can put bags of ice in and it would do the job...any comments....
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Put the ice in when you are driving. It's to physically knock the debris off the sensors.... if it doesn't work don't get to excited. These sensors are fussy and I can't say I've ever had any that worked great.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:06 PM   #3
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Thanks, rustysocket i will try that with 3 bags . Will be heading out to the lake june 5 for 9 days .hope that works. I just hate guessing when my tank is full. Would hate for it to over flow..lol
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EDIT: I just read the part about 9 days... yeah, you are going to want to take it easy and keep your eye on it.


The rest I wrote before I read that:




The black tank has some margin for error in that it only backs up in one spot and it's pretty obvious.


Years ago I had the same concern so I decided starting with an empty tank that I would stand on the toilet pedal just to see how long it took to fill... I believe my rig had a 30gal black tank at the time... I quickly grew bored and realized that unless I was doing extended dry camping it was pretty much a non issue.


The gray tank is the one you will have to watch. I currently have a 10gal water heater and a nice large shower. When we come in from a cold day in the rain everyone like a nice warm shower. In an RV 10gal of hot water is a lot of hot water especially since it's being blended with cold.. after a day of showers, doing dishes and general useage I know I'm getting close to full. My current rig the gray will back up in the shower and while we have never had an overflow that is the one that I worry most about.


Enjoy..... I'd save the ice for mixed drinks and not worry too much about the sensors....


If you search there are lots of posts about different mixtures people claim will clean them... one involves Calgon bath beads, another is Fabric Softner, I've read about lemon juice and others... for me it was a fools errand.


I use a flashlight and look in the toilet and dump frequently.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:33 PM   #5
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So there is no over flow accept in the toilet?
That would make me feel better., because my underbelly is covered. Thanks for thw help.
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On every RV I have had that is the case. No overflow but the toilet.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help bud. 10 gal. HwH ..you must have a fifthwheel . We just bought this in jan. My wife told me 10 years i could upgrade. I thonk she likes this one..lol
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My current rig is a bumper pull, but I have a fifth wheel on order. I already called to see if they would put a 10gal in it, but it was a no go. They did offer the tankless option but after researching I decided that was not for me.


We are on about a 8 year cycle for new rv's


Enjoy your trip. Lots of people out there this weekend so travel safe.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:50 PM   #9
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Yall be safe to happy camping! Again thanks for the advice
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I would invest in a VERY bright flashlight to look down into the tank occasionally. That way you're 100% sure of how much capacity you have left to use.
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