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wa8yxm

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Posted: 12/18/21 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The standard "Sensor" is basically a nail. if it's wet the level must be that high right (NO it's not)

Sometimes, you add like a half to cup of Dawn. plus a half to cup of Calgon water softerner and fill tank to aroudn 1/3 or 1/2 with water and drive and dump. once the bubbles pop it will show empty.. SOMETIMES Steam cleaning works. Sometimes a water jet (Valterra Master blaster though I don not like the design of the break it off jet) can blast the slime off the wall. Sometimes.

See Level Sensors.. those work


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3 tons wrote:

IAMICHABOD wrote:

3 tons wrote:

Dump a large bag of ice cubes into the tank and drive stop and go for a few miles…

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And the Myth Continues [emoticon]


Ha, unless you’re inside the tank, how would you know?? (lol!)

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Well, not too sure about the ‘mythology’ so please excuse my poor attempt at humor [emoticon] but on a more serious note you could do what I did (almost 13 years ago) and invest in a SeeLevel monitor by Garnet…The sensors rest OUTSIDE of the tank (via double stick tape) and very accurate and trouble free - This puts this dreaded issue behind you…

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If it is the black tank the wand from wally world will do the trick.

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IAMICHABOD welcome to playing "whack a mole". You are in excellent company.

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To have the sensors work they have to be treated OFTEN. But we can't make a reliable level sensor even for nuclear reactors.


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I use Seelevel. Fresh water tank is where I can see the level. Turn off water push pedal, shine light in hole and see level. Grey tank best guess.

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I installed a Quickie Flush with custom spray pattern directed at the sensors and extra water to the rear of the tank.
OEM sensors work like new for 16 years.


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I have never had a reason to use the ice theory in any of my other trailers. The reasoning behind the time I did use it was due to waste build up that had solidified from the previous owner before it sat on a dealers lot. It was a 3 hour drive home to the storage lot, and it worked for me anyway.

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Nothing works. Let me say again, NOTHING WORKS! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


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wa8yxm

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Dave H M wrote:

If it is the black tank the wand from wally world will do the trick.


NOPE. won't.

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NO

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