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Old 07-14-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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Need Quick Help..Leaving Tommorow Night

About to go on one week boon docking in Lake Tahoe area. Just realized after refilling my freshwater tank (about a week ago) that my fresh water gauge says I'm only 1/3rd full.

Any quick fixes.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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About to go on one week boon docking in Lake Tahoe area. Just realized after refilling my freshwater tank (about a week ago) that my fresh water gauge says I'm only 1/3rd full.

Any quick fixes.
When you filled the tank did it overfill and spill back out from the fill neck? If it did then your guage must be malfunctioning. I know nothing of guages for tanks as we rough it in a '66. Nothing too fancy....just a spilling of water from the fill neck when the tank can't accept anymore. Don't let the faulty guage deter you from a good time. Take an extra 5 gal. jug f water in case you run out. It is a nice area in and around Tahoe to camp. We know as we are just down HY50 from there.
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About to go on one week boon docking in Lake Tahoe area. Just realized after refilling my freshwater tank (about a week ago) that my fresh water gauge says I'm only 1/3rd full.

Any quick fixes.
Alan,

New Airstreams are notorius for having level sensors that don't read properly. There is a pamphlet in your owners material that details how to reset the indicators. If that doesn't work, call the Factory and get a new unit. They are used to replacing these as it happens a lot!

Mine are off but I haven't had the time yet to re-calibrate them.
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Alan,

New Airstreams are notorius for having level sensors that don't read properly. There is a pamphlet in your owners material that details how to reset the indicators. If that doesn't work, call the Factory and get a new unit. They are used to replacing these as it happens a lot!

Mine are off but I haven't had the time yet to re-calibrate them.
Lew,
It worked with the first tank of water I had, I watched it go down. Is it normal for it to go out of calibration for no apparant reason?

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Filling full with a hose is easy, so I'll assume that is occurring. Yes, going out of calibration is something of a problem in spite of the gauge working correctly the first time. And the error was usually a lot, not a little -- how would we know?

Aha! We beat this to death in this thread. I have seen the MicroPulse instructions to which Lew refers. Here are online instructions to calibrate:
Placing the Micropulse monitor into calibration mode
Installation, Calibration & Operation Instructions

Hope you get this squared away -- but have a good trip!
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