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 12/21/2003 12:09 PM
 
We are new to full timing (11 weeks so far and love it...feel like kids finally out of school for summer vacation) and have found the following to work great on our 2000 Sunnybrook 28 ft trailer: - Never put any toilet paper down the toilet...keep a small closed-top waste basket in the bathroom for all paper - always use the campground bathroom for "serious reading" if possible, and the trailer toilet for tinkles only. - use the "low tech" method of surefire black tank check system...turn the water off, step on the toilet trap peddle, and look down the hole with a flashlight. Prettey easy to see how close your liquid level is to the bottom of the toilet seal. - we use the formaldahyde(sp?) stuff...nothing works as good no matter what they say...AND SERIOUSLY BACKFLUSH every time with the Flush King system sold at camping world for about $40.00.
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 12/21/2003 1:19 PM
 
trainpix - While I agree with most of what you say, your practice of not putting toilet paper down the toilet is "questionable". I'd like to suggest that an inaccurate gauge is a small price to pay for the luxury, not to mention the hygienic benefits, of being able to dispose of this item in the "normal" manner. Good luck. - Dave

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 12/21/2003 8:07 PM
 
Dear Dave; As I said, we do our "serious" reading in the campground bathrooms...the toilet paper in our little bathroom wastebasket is only dampened, not too unhygenic. My husband and I (and our little tin box on wheels) all smell lovely and fresh as a daisy...and dumping is fast & easy do to no solids. 1999 F250 diesel 4x4 w/cooling, trans. & suspension upgrades
2000 Sunnybrook 26FK w/12 volt modifications for extended dry camping
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 12/21/2003 10:35 PM
 
Hi Fred, I am interested in some 'user' feed back on you 'rvgauge'. How long have you had this system and do you use it regularly, full timing or weekends and vactions? Someone told me that this type is prone to misread when humidity is high and condenses on the tank. Not keen on spending $300, but if it is very reliable, it may be worth it over the long run.
Fred in NJ

Fred and Betty H New Jersey 2001 38'Damon UltraSport DP w/ toad
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 7/29/2014 7:26 PM
 

I have heard countless descriptions of various methods of cleaning the tank to keep the wires clean - ranging from ice cubes to detergent. Unfortunately, most of the time the sensors will get clogged again and again, forcing you to repeat the cleaning routine.

An alternative is to just replace the sensor you have with a better one. One that many have claimed to work well is the SeeLevel sensor. This is specifically designed for RVs, and the best part is that it never gets clogged, as it is located on the outside of the tank. Many have been pleased with the results of this sensor, and it seems to work fantastically in this field. The only complaints that I have heard thus far is that it is pricey, and it isn't waterproof.

If either of these problems concern you, you could also try this water level sensor. It is considerably cheaper, and is contained in a watertight enclosure.

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 7/30/2014 12:45 PM
 

I gave up on those sensors a long time ago. While fulltiming with 40 gallon tanks I can go 9 days before the blank tank is ready to empty. I don't wait that long anymore. I dump once a week. This schedule works fine for me. I don't even look at those sensors anymore.


Every Day is Saturday funner travelin, Ebs,Donna & Beezer the Beast & Buffy the Bitch
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 7/31/2014 2:49 PM
 
I'm with Bob the trailer I have in Florida has 40 gal. tank and with 2 of us I dump once a week. I can tell by sound when it is getting full.

Gary; garyjanc@hughes.net
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