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Old 05-14-2007, 02:59 PM   #15
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Yeah-over the axles.

Kind of strange, worked fine 2 weeks ago?

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Old 05-14-2007, 04:13 PM   #16
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Maybe just a loose wire....maybe some bouncing will wiggle it back to working?!
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:33 AM   #17
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monitor circuit board

The complete monitor panel crapped out in my 1990 250 motor home and the local Airstream dealer told me it was the circuit board and that it was obsolete - end of help there. Anyone know of a source or repair for these circuit boards?
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:15 PM   #18
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Took some time going over the monitor panel today; battery level inicator works fine, all 3 tanks read empty. I even filled fresh and gray to see if the gauge would move. Nothing. Took panel off, cleaned all connections. Read the troubleshoot section in the manual and it states to check connection on foil at tank, problem is; how do you get to them?
I could not find any wiring running into the tanks from underneat?
Am I going to have to remove belly panels?

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Old 05-19-2007, 05:09 PM   #19
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FYI:

For those with the newer tank sensors.

I have 19' 2005 bambi CCD. I had some issues with my levels. I replaced the black water sensor and the panel. So far..... Its been good. The folks at CATCON CATCON Products | Home were very helpful

I would also second that temperature seems to make a big difference.

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Old 05-19-2007, 06:23 PM   #20
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On my 71 and 73 the sensors, clock, thermometer didn't work when I got the coaches and I never bothered to try to fix them. Seemed more effort than it was worth at least to me. Someday I will stick something that fits and does something in the clock and thermometer holes

I notice all the other posts are from, at least what I would call, late model units. What's up with that? Anybody who has a vintage coach have working guages and sensors, and what's the secret?
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:30 PM   #21
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On my 71 and 73 the sensors, clock, thermometer didn't work when I got the coaches and I never bothered to try to fix them. Seemed more effort than it was worth at least to me. Someday I will stick something that fits and does something in the clock and thermometer holes

I notice all the other posts are from, at least what I would call, late model units. What's up with that? Anybody who has a vintage coach have working guages and sensors, and what's the secret?
My '72 has a fresh and a black guage that do work, of course grey is non-existent. The black had one level indicator that didn't work when I got it, loose wire at the sensor.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:47 PM   #22
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My '72 has a fresh and a black guage that do work, of course grey is non-existent. The black had one level indicator that didn't work when I got it, loose wire at the sensor.
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Fryzowt, do you mean the panel end or tank end?

If tank end, did you have to remove belly skin?

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Old 05-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #23
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Fryzowt, do you mean the panel end or tank end?

If tank end, did you have to remove belly skin?

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Tank end. Mine is accessable through the water heater/closet area. Being a '72 the black tank is above the floor.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:43 PM   #24
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Tank end. Mine is accessable through the water heater/closet area. Being a '72 the black tank is above the floor.
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Thanx Fryzowt, any 80's vintage out there been through this?

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Old 07-03-2007, 07:42 AM   #25
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89 monitor panel

Well after some more analysis I still am no better off. I get resistance in the wires but the panel still reads "E" for black-grey-fresh. Battery level works fine.
Does this mean the board is toast?
Is there a source for this board (1989)?

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Old 07-03-2007, 08:18 AM   #26
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I have no info to add about older systems but in my 05 I had to replace the fresh water sensor a coulpe of weeks ago. After pulling it out, part of the clear sensor cover had caved in. It was bear to pull out and put a new one in. An unnamed technician had a 5 gallon tank with a sensor that we used to recalibrate the system. All worked fine until this past weekend when we went to West Va.. None of the tank sensors worked right. Then I remembered pulling out the batteries for cleaning and recalibrating the Actibrake controler for my new Hays Genisis controler. Im wondering if when you take the power off the panel, the system needs to be recalibrated. If so Im going to make my own bypass calibration tank.
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I have no info to add about older systems but in my 05 I had to replace the fresh water sensor a coulpe of weeks ago. After pulling it out, part of the clear sensor cover had caved in. It was bear to pull out and put a new one in. An unnamed technician had a 5 gallon tank with a sensor that we used to recalibrate the system. All worked fine until this past weekend when we went to West Va.. None of the tank sensors worked right. Then I remembered pulling out the batteries for cleaning and recalibrating the Actibrake controler for my new Hays Genisis controler. Im wondering if when you take the power off the panel, the system needs to be recalibrated. If so Im going to make my own bypass calibration tank.
Good idea, it won't hurt anything...so I will try to "reboot" my system tonight.

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Old 07-04-2007, 07:00 PM   #28
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The black tank sensor problem is notorious. Simple solution - paint a 3' long stick white and mark it 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4. You won't need to mark it "full" since the visible sludge in the toilet will clearly indicate the last measurement! Dip the stick in the toilet and read the measurement. Afterwards you'll find that the clothers closet makes a convenient place to hang the stick to dry. On the classics, the cedar lining almost completely hides the odor.

For the record the only time my black water sensor ever reads correct is before the first trip each season - with an empty tank!
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