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Old 06-20-2011, 06:22 AM   #15
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I don't think the '02's had the Micropulse Systems Monitor; (I had an '03 with the "old" system, which worked fine!)
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:29 AM   #16
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Thanks and location help for others.

Many thanks to fmrcaptevil for pointing me in the right direction to find my sensor. In case others are having the same problem, on my 2006 Safari SE FB, the fresh water sensor is on the road side under the refrigerator. I measured on the outside to determine where the center of the fresh water tank was and carried the measurements inside. I removed the access panel at the back of the shallow compartment under the refrigerator and could see the sensor through an opening in the flooring and a small maze of wires and plumbing, but couldn't reach it. I extended the access to the tank by cutting out an extension of about 3" X 4" so I could get my forearm in and also a wrench to start loosening the sensor which is screwed into the side of the tank, not the bottom as I had envisioned.

There is a wiring harness for the three tank sensors with the wires labeled and very nicely colored with a black wire going to the black tank, grey for the grey and tan for the fresh. That should be a help if I have to start tracking down the other sensors.

Steve Barth at Catcon was a great help to me when I was talking with him but he advised me that the sensor was accessible from the wheel well and that kept me going in the wrong direction. The sensor is well shielded from road debris so on the 2006, corrosion should not have been an issue in failure. The area was clean and dry.

Now I have to fill the tank and recalibrate the system to determine if it's functional but at least I'm finally making progress. Getting anxious to roll her out of the barn and hit the road!
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #17
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Thanks, SailorSteve. Here's something else I finally learned: If you are satisfied with your black and gray readings, you can unplug those leads from the back of the monitor prior to putting it in "calibration mode", and those systems will not be included in the calibration procedure......really shortens that tedious process.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #18
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Thanks, SailorSteve. Here's something else I finally learned: If you are satisfied with your black and gray readings, you can unplug those leads from the back of the monitor prior to putting it in "calibration mode", and those systems will not be included in the calibration procedure......really shortens that tedious process.
Nice, never thought of that! Maybe I'll try and dial it in again.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #19
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i have a question. my black tank is never recognized, no led ever the system just jumps right over it to the battery level value. it has been "repaired x2. i too just look down the hole now. i was interested in the "wireless" tank level system currently adverised as used by the coast guard but i need to know if the tanks on my 2010 19' bambi are all composite tanks as there will be no drilling involved if they are composite. the sensors are mounted on the outside of the tanks. getting to the black tank i have no clue. if anybody knows if they are all commposite tanks or not would be very helpful. i think i know that the fresh water tank is a plastic tank.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #20
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That's how every one of them have behaved for me after a few days in the black system:
first symptom is just erroneous reporting; next, they incorrectly read 100 percent full for a couple of days (flashing red); then they die altogether (no reporting.....the monitor skips over it, as you have seen with yours. Cleaning them up doesn't work. I'd crimp on a new connector and try a new sensor.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #21
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or try this new system that sounds better, or is it? as i have not read one review as yet on the net its called the SeeLeveL II. the idea that a comopany just keeps sending out new parts due to failures as opposed to figuring out the problems is funny to me. i can live without it but enjoy the possibility of finding a system that might hold up under normal use instead of failing right after i leave the service center that repaired the system. anyway i still need to figure if they are all composite tanks or not might have to contact airstream on that.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #22
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Found this as I was researching a gas tank sending unit for the boat.

3-Wire Xtreme Series Fuel Level Sender 6-60" Tank

Click on the installation instructions and you can see it's adaptable to water and waste tanks also.

So maybe it CAN be done.....but I guess we don't pay enough, oh wait it's less than $70.
But it takes too much time to install, and you'd need a real gauge.
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I replaced the sensor in my fresh water tank a couple years ago. It worked well until last weekend, when it started reading full when I knew the tank was drained dry. We'll see what it's like next weekend. Black and grey sensors have not acted up yet.
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