Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,138
Images: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by dznf0g View Post
When you press the button, the led beside the tank name will flash, then show the series of leds to indicate the level by color and number of leds lit.
Rich, thank you
__________________

__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 07:36 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,408
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ag&Au View Post
I have an effective alarm system for the fresh water.

When the water stops coming out the tap, I get alarmed.

I always top up the fresh water before leaving home or any any camp site with water, unless I am going to be home that day. If I arrive home with water in the tank, I regard it as free irrigation for the hedge and flowers next to the driveway.

I guess the reason, the factory systems works well in my trailer is because I don't care about it.

Ken
See now, I can't live with that one. My wife has a tendency to get up on departure morning and change her mind about not showering until we arrive at our next destination. My greatest fear is her running out of fresh water with shampoo in her hair or the shower puddling up around her feet, because I didn't use the blue boy or haul some water last night.

Those two monitor readings must be known quantities for me!
__________________

__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 10:52 AM   #17
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar
 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,464
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by dznf0g View Post
See now, I can't live with that one. My wife has a tendency to get up on departure morning and change her mind about not showering until we arrive at our next destination. My greatest fear is her running out of fresh water with shampoo in her hair or the shower puddling up around her feet, because I didn't use the blue boy or haul some water last night.

Those two monitor readings must be known quantities for me!
That's never a problem for us, because we always make a leisurely departure when traveling. Wife and I both shower if applicable, then I do the tanks. For me, making a early departure ruins my attitude for the whole day. Anything that spoils that plan is viewed by me as trying to go too far in one day. It would not be a vacation.

Ken
__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 31' Classic
Kingston , ON
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 37
Rportillo - when you calibrate your fresh water tank, make sure you are not calibrating "full" to the level of the intake. That is, the position of the fill-tube on the curb-side of your trailer is probably about 2ft. above the tank. If you fill right to the top of that tube, then the sensors will read at least twice the pressure. Then once the litre of water in the fill-tube is evacuated, the tank will read half-full (even tho it is completely full). That is the real downside to this sensor. You have to guess when the water is down to the level of the tank itself.

That being said, I have had little luck with this sensor and have basically abandoned it. My bigger problem is that my fresh water tank (54 gal) is bigger than my gray water tank (39 gal). And I never use very much water in my black water tank. I wish Airstream would get over the delusion that grey water should never mix with black water and design a 65 gal freshwater/ 65 gal waste water system. It would simplify things, and be less expensive to build.
__________________
trvler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
aftermath's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Spokane , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by trvler View Post

I wish Airstream would get over the delusion that grey water should never mix with black water and design a 65 gal freshwater/ 65 gal waste water system. It would simplify things, and be less expensive to build.
I would strenuously disagree with this. If you ever boondock it is very nice to have grey water and black water in separate tanks. Years ago Airstream did mix the grey with the black and learned from this engineering mistake. If all you do is camp with full hookups then either way makes sense.

My black tank sensor has never worked. It always reads empty but that is not an issue with me. I can look down the shute and decide for myself. I don't trust the battery level reading and have purchased a rather inexpensive little doo dad that plugs into the 12 V receptacle and gives an accurate reading. I have recalibrated a few times and it can be quite confusing. Make sure you follow the directions carefully.
__________________

__________________
aftermath is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace "Reading lights" with real reading lights and fans? Belbein Airstream Lifestyle 0 06-08-2014 01:30 PM
Tire Pressure Monitor Systems Bluto Tires 68 09-21-2011 07:59 PM
Micro-Pulse Systems Monitor Bites the Dust Wayne&Sam General Repair Forum 22 08-25-2011 09:04 AM
Winterizing by-pass not working correctly tmeagle1 Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 6 10-15-2010 07:57 PM
Systems monitor Jack46 2006 - 2010 International 4 05-20-2008 09:06 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.