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Old 02-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #29
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Nice... think Im going same route
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:19 AM   #30
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Well, I have great news! After a significant amount of argument and complaint, I have become the first factory authorized, warranty conversion for our trailer from the MicroPulse to the See Level system. And the results-----the See Level system works perfectly!

Yes, the sensors aren't quite the right length for the tanks in our 25FB. The
current sensor strips are too short. That means that you end up with approximately 1/8 tank reserve both below and above the measured readings. For example, when the fresh water tank is filled, you can run a few gallons with the sensor still showing 100%. The sensors will accurately show the water level down to 0 at which you still have about 5 gallons in reserve. Over all, not a bad setup.

Installation, however, was not easy. The service techs had to cut holes in the belly pans to get access to the tanks. Apparently the factory never foresaw the need to change tanks-ever.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:24 AM   #31
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Any idea how many hours the JC techs took? Might have to swing through there and let them convert my 2010 International 28. I'm timid about drilling holes in the pan and not knowing what I might accidentally hit.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:59 PM   #32
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It was actually done at Bay Area Airstream in Fairfield, CA. I know it took a few complete days but much of that was because I was the first one. My guess is that JC should be able to do it in 1 1/2 - 2 days.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:36 AM   #33
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When I was checking on this on my recent trip to JC, I was quoted $2500 (not a free warranty repair/upgrade) and probably 3 days. Didn't seem worth it to me. I'm pretty familiar with the levels at this point. They did recalibrate the sensors and they've been spot on since then. Don't know if that will last long but it's not as important to me as it was last year when they were a mess and I was just learning.

Apparently the seelevel is very good - enjoy!!
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:49 PM   #34
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Does anyone know where true sensors are located on a 2006 34' classic? If I knew where they are located, I might try to do some replacing. I'm not about to pay $2500.00 or even close to that.

And if you know where they are, how do you get at them? Take off the big pan under the trailer?
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #35
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I retrofitted our second trailer (1989 29' Excella) with the See Level system. With a little thought it was not a bad project. A couple of hours of your time is all it should take.
I was able to use all the existing wiring so it was really a matter of having access to the tank, crimping the connectors and making a place to put the control board.
The system worked great!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...led-78854.html
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:06 PM   #36
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So I notice in some of the photos of the new 2015's that the tank indicator appears to be different. Anyone know if they have finally changed from the MicroPulse and if so to what brand? Looks like a See Level but not sure.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:43 PM   #37
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I believe it is the See Level system. A good move by Airstream Inc.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:56 PM   #38
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I sent Airstream a message last night asking for a Service Bulletin on how to change the sensors on a Micro Pulse on my 34' Classic. No answer yet, but I will share whatever comes along. Is this in the same category as a GM ignition switch? It could be a health hazard.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:06 PM   #39
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Sensors themselves

So in looking at Krispys post, do the sensors go on the outside of the plastic tank or do you drill into the tank side itself?

I have no idea what the current MicroPulse sensor looks like but mine worked about a year from new and then just all register empty aside from the freshwater tank which goes from full to empty when you extract one gallon from it!

Cool setup, challenging install and I guess it will be quite a bit different from model to model.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #40
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The sensors are cut to size with a scissors and attached with a very strong adhesive on the exterior of the tank. The sensors will not be the perfect size for the tank but will get you close enough for what you need to know. I skewed the fresh water sensor towards the bottom so I knew just how much water there was left and the grey and black towards the top so I knew how much capacity was left in the tank.
My trailer already had inspection plates on the bottom of the tank pans where the old sensors were located.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:10 PM   #41
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Pump rattle after dewinterizing new 2014 Flying Cloud

We just dewinterized our new 2014 Airstream. We are very new at this, but were helped by RV friends. Now when the pump is turned on, there is a loud rattle behind the kitchen sink area. We have an appointment for some other work next week, but wanted to use the trailer this weekend. Concerned about the noise and using it may make matters worse. Any ideas for a New Airstream owner?
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:47 PM   #42
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Air in the pipes and vibrating them. They can get real noisy. I bought the Sureflo 'quiet' kit as described above. Also removed the pump and put a piece of that grey rubber/plastic mat stuff you can get a Harbor Freight underneath the pump. Rather than screw the pump back down to wood I used cable ties. Made it a lot quieter.

Turn the pump on and open one faucet at a time and let it run until it doesn't burp. Hot water tank will need 6 gallons just to fill up. Don't forget to burb the outside shower lines.
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