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Old 09-30-2016, 09:02 PM   #15
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It would not need to be anything fancy, i was thinking about somerhing like this

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:15 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Papa smurf View Post
It seems that everyone can agree that the monitor for gey water is not really reliable. Do you think that some kind of water meter installed just before the grey water enter the holding tank would be more reliable? Of course that would not work for black water but I could see it working to monitor the amount of water leaving the fresh water tank. I would think that if it is not done right now there might be good reasons but I am curious to find out if you think this could be a valid option.

No it won't. Water meters require flow.

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:31 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Wingeezer View Post

Black tank - look in the toilet

Grey tank - look in the shower pan

Fresh water - do your best to conserve water and put more when you have to!

This retired engineer has the same philosophy. Keep it simple. We're camping, not on a space mission.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:57 PM   #18
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:59 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Papa smurf View Post
It would not need to be anything fancy, i was thinking about somerhing like this
Where are you going to connect it and get the readout?
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:38 PM   #20
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So it seems I had an impractical solution to a problem that does not exist
That's what I like about this forum you can run your idea by a bunch of people with experience and knowledge and you can be sure to receive an honest opinion.

Thaks everyone
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:49 PM   #21
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I am jealous of the SeeLevel folks because I have the old MicroPulse product on my 2012 and JC quoted me over $2500 to upgrade my 2012 to the current standard.

So I put that kind of cash in to my emergency exit door 😀 and instead use the MP as a rough reference. I'm now familiar enough with our habits and their effects on fresh, black and gray tanks that I don't need more precision. And frankly, on my first trip to JC, they reset the MP monitor and it has been consistent ever since. It's still off, but in a consistent fashion so this just isn't a big deal to me.

Look down the toilet and you'll know how much black tank you've got left. If water comes up the shower, your grey is full and if the pump is dry, fill the grey. 😀
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:15 PM   #22
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My Seelevel does not work. Was instructed by manuf. to run separate ground wire to battery and not use chassis ground. Ran that wire through which was not so easy and still have "opn" and "err" messages. I probably did not run wire to the right of sensor or maybe too close to frame. Anyway not going back into belly pan to fix it, so "looking in the toilet, etc" will be the route for me.

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Old 10-02-2016, 10:44 AM   #23
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I tend to try to keep things as simple as I can. The 68 didn't have a Gray Water Tank, so, it's easy to check the Blue Boy (or the two gallon jug we use for short overnights). Black water, is usually a dump when we move on or a number of days thing. Fresh water is a simple LED strip light behind the tank with a sight glass opening in the trim piece. (Lower right hand corner of the couch in the photo.) I connected the LED backlight to the existing control panel push button.

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