Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10
Gray and black tank indicator

I have recently purchased a ST270BH which we love but my question is has anyone had any issues with the gray and black tank level indicator on the main panel. I have camped twice now and neither one is working. They both show one red light which means it's empty. I have contacted my dealer and I have to take the TT back to them to get it resolved but was wondering if any of you have experienced this problem.
J Banks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
anaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mebane, NC
Posts: 2,394
Tank indicators have long been an issue for many owners of rvs of all brands. They frequently don't want to read right. It should be as simple as swapping out a sensor to get it functioning properly for you.
__________________

2014 Chevy Silverado 3500 SRW Duramax
2011 Zinger ZT26BL-sold
2014 Sabre 34REQS

***Member of the Mason-Dixon Group***
anaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
mike06081969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 581
I agree with Anaro. This is a common problem on RVs of all types. In your case, it sounds as if maybe the wires were never landed either to your indicator panel or to the sensors themselves. It sounds like a relatively simple fix. If I can give you one piece of advice regarding level sensors, it would be to always dump your black tank when it is full, even if you have to add water to do so. Then flush it thoroughly. Never, under any circumstance, give in to the temptation to leave the black tank valve open to allow the toilet to dump directly to the sewer. This will result in a pile of poop/toilet paper in your black tank that will be the devil to get rid of. (Okay, maybe that was two pieces of advice, lol.)
__________________
Mike in Tennessee
2007 Cruiser 30QB
2008 Ford F250 Lariat 4x4 6.4 Powerstroke
Valley 16K slider
Ride-Rite air bags
mike06081969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
anaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mebane, NC
Posts: 2,394
To add to what Mike said, always keep at least a few gallons of water in the bottom of your black tank to help prevent the formation of the dreaded stone mountain. We use the [IMG]geo method[/IMG] plus we flush our tank routinely to keep our tank clean and odor free. Also, rv specific toilet paper is not necessary, you just need a single ply septic safe TP. Angel soft has been our choice and it is much cheaper and softer than rv TP.
__________________

2014 Chevy Silverado 3500 SRW Duramax
2011 Zinger ZT26BL-sold
2014 Sabre 34REQS

***Member of the Mason-Dixon Group***
anaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 02:34 PM   #5
Full Time Camper
 
r2millers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 576
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Banks View Post
I have recently purchased a ST270BH which we love but my question is has anyone had any issues with the gray and black tank level indicator on the main panel. I have camped twice now and neither one is working. They both show one red light which means it's empty. I have contacted my dealer and I have to take the TT back to them to get it resolved but was wondering if any of you have experienced this problem.
To the other's comments, these tanks, normally on the drivers side, have 4 graduated sensors that detect resistance with the fluid levels rising. If you are only sensing the lowest level sensor, you might check the contact points going up to the second sensor to ensure good contact.

Especially in the black tank, "debris" splatters on the upper sensors, giving you a false, full reading. Not your case but when it happens, a good full flush is necessary to clean them off.
__________________

Bob and Better Half

2007 F-250 PSD, SW, CC, LB, 2WD
2006 TF32SS Cross Terrain Toy Hauler (sold)
Reese 16k slider
r2millers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 02:55 PM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Belle River , Ontario
Posts: 1,639
calgon water softener and ice cubes and water 1/2 full and go for a nice ride on a curvy road...then fill and dump...clean contacts ...another piece of advice with girls.....put #1 tp in a basket next to toilet and only flush #2 tp...keeps down the frequency of plugging contacts.
__________________


It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
Wayne --Belle River (Windsor), Ontario
2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25RB..
2015 White Chev Silverado 2500HD 4x4 (6.0 l gasser)
2003 Mountain Star 890SBRX Truck Camper
harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×