Water Level Indicator

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  1. Linda and Steph

    Linda and Steph Funster

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    Hi all

    The level indicator for my water tank appears to be US:Sad:

    Any ideas on where to start looking? Do these tend to be physical 'floats' or some electronic sensor? Any clues greatly accepted.:pray:

    Thanks
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    the level indicators are USUALLY a series of pins at differant heights hence differant resistances.

    not reliable, never accurate.....mine is empty at the mo but it shows a quarter.
    a float would be better but its all down to cost.

    i have the best gauge........when the tap splutters, im out of water. :thumb:
     
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    What motorhome do you have? The sensor will be in the tank either visable from the outside or inside accessable from a removable bung.
     
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    Just what I was going to say.

    If you have an Explorer Group van like ours an inaccurate water reading is one of the endearing features of the breed ::bigsmile: - and, I have to say, from our point of view, not at all serious once you get used to it ::bigsmile:

    Graham
     
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    In every van I have had the gauges have been wildly innacurate. If they work at all it's just a matter of knowing what any particular reading means. My water tank goes from full to half just filling a kettle and then stays on half till its nearly empty when it suddenly drops. My waste tank reads empty until its about to overflow when it reads a quarter full. You soon get to know how long a tank will last.:thumb:
    The best thing to do when touring is to fill up and dump whenever the opportunity presents itself. A bit like all of us as we get older.::bigsmile:
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  7. Linda and Steph

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    :rollonfloor::ROFLMAO::rollonfloor:

    It's a Moncayo Halcon. We'll have a look at the tank.
     
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