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Old 12-11-2015, 07:04 AM   #21
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Bluto,

Here is some brief information on my install. You might bookmark it.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f317...ns-133508.html
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:31 AM   #22
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We made a hickory rectangle to cover the hole in the wall where the MicroPulse control head was located. We installed the SeeLevel control head in our "command center' wall. The SeeLevel model 714 has the orange display LEDs and shows in my Avatar above the clock.
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:04 AM   #23
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What would make a SeeLevel install difficult on my 2008 Classic 25fb is installing the water tank sensor. There is no access from above, I can barely get my hand down from above and then I can't get it in far enough. There is no way to install the sensor from above, let alone disconnect the plumbing. Under the trailer, the tank is encapsulated and supported by a rotocast shell. I'd have to drop the water tank which I'm not going to try. I'd only have JC do that job.

It seems like on my trailer anything that could need maintenance is in an inaccessible location.

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Old 12-11-2015, 02:49 PM   #24
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Gentleman,
I worked on my system today instead of doing it this weekend. After I changed out the connector on the back of display on the gray tank wire with a new RJ11 I still had a problem as the gray indicator light still was off. I did as Kelvin mentioned and found the connections for the tanks near the water pump. Airstream had them all balled up in electrical tape. I noticed one wire was not attached to anything, you guessed it, it was the gray wire. I plugged it in and low and behold the system is now operational.
Thanks Kelvin you saved me hours of unnecessary work. The sensor was good after all. I'll just save the one I got for free from Catcon. It may come in handy someday.
As for SeeLevel, no need right now to do anything. I like the display you have Switz, in the 'command center', it looks great with the orange LED's.
Dznf0g, thanks for the link to your install, I did bookmark it for the future. As a matter of fact, I'm going to read it as soon as I finish this post.
Have a great weekend!
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:22 PM   #25
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Thumbs down Attaching Seelevel Fresh Water Sensor

How do you attach the sensor to the fresh water tank if it is encapsulated in foam as it appears to be described in one of these posts?
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:25 PM   #26
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It's not in foam. It is a self adhering printed circuit board...flexible.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:28 PM   #27
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Apparently I was not clear in my question. I thought the tank was enclosed in foam.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:31 PM   #28
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I also used gorilla tape to reinforce attachment to radiused edge of tank
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:48 PM   #29
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I also used gorilla tape to reinforce attachment to radiused edge of tank
Did you use the original wiring when you installed the system and if so was it available where you installed the sensors?
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:02 PM   #30
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Yes, I used 2 conductors from the telephone wires that were used for each micropulse sensor . Those sensors are in the same area and there was A LOT of extra length to work with.
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How did you know where to cut the hole below the fresh water tank that would be close to the wiring?
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:31 PM   #32
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My hole is big enough to perform valve service, if ever needed. But, to answer your question, I drilled some exploratory holes where I knew there was nothing above and probed with coat hanger....then measured the depth of the wire probe....north, south, east, west, up, over, etc. Checked and rechecked, then sketched on the tank bottom with a sharpie. Used a rotozip with a controller depth arbor and a metal cutting wheel.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:26 PM   #33
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Hi Lou, I was looking up info on Micro Pulse system and came across your post. Nice photos!
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #34
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Keep in mind that Micropulse used warrant their main panel for 5 years. I know they replaced mine (due to a burned out light) for free even though the warranty on the trailer had expired. I don't know if that warranty carried throughout the subsequent years but back in 2004 it was 5 years on the panel. But those of you with trailers built in 2011 forward still might be warranted.

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Old 05-30-2016, 12:20 PM   #35
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Airstream abandoned Micro-Pulse in the 2015 model year. Our 2015 23D was made in September of 2014.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:50 PM   #36
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I have a 2013 FC25 with a FB my micro pulse system has been less than accurate and I have been thinking of up grading to a SeeLevel system. I have two questions 1 just how hard is it to get to the tanks to install the sensors and 2 are those that have the seelevel happy with the battery monitor or did you install a better unit. I want to be able to boondock with some confidence about tank and battery levels. We have a generator and a couple of solar panels and have done ok with power but have been surprised with the water running low with the grandkids with us. The boys didnít mind skipping a shower but the wife wasnít sure if she would have enough looking at the gauge(she did). We are still pretty new at this .
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Canít speak to the install, as it was done by the shop when the trailer was almost gutted. I can say that Iím happy with the SeeLevel system overall and havenít had reason to doubt itís accuracy (yet...). Been using it for 6 months or so.
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I am hoping someone with a similar airstream will be able to answer the install question . I have read a couple of treads from owners with different trailers and with the changes over the years it can make a difference.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:55 AM   #39
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The SeeLevel system senders were stuck to the side of the tanks in our 2014 31' Classic with the built-in adhesive on each sender. The existing signal wires were reused. Access was required from below and from above in a closet. The tanks were not dropped. The old senders are still sticking into the tanks as catchers for solids and paper.
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Thanks I am hoping I can do the install without dropping the tanks. I still need to explore that area to see if I have room. What size senders did you use my display has a power switch ,test / display and water pump switch so a 709 p3 looks like the unit I need I have no pump switch in the bathroom just water heater controls.
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