Waste tank volumes and sensors???

sp

Senior Member
#1
Hi Everyone,

Any ideas on how I can tell what capacity my waste tanks are? As most of you know, it is a 76 prowler - 24'.

Also, I see that newer models have a sensor telling how full each of the tanks are. Any way to retro fit the old dogs so I don't have to guess all the time?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Steve
 
#2
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

Steve

This may take a little time but I can tell ya how I load my fresh water for the road.

If I know I will be headin to a campground I only take enough water for the day. To determine how much I am takeing on this is what I do.

I marked a bucket to one gallon. Then I take my garden hose and check how long it takes to fill a gallon. In my case it's 11 seconds. I then run the hose for the amount of time it takes to put on the water I want. In you case you could fill what ever tank you want to determin the volume by how long it takes to fill er.
 
#3
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

Steve

This may take a little time but I can tell ya how I load my fresh water for the road.

If I know I will be headin to a campground I only take enough water for the day. To determine how much I am takeing on this is what I do.

I marked a bucket to one gallon. Then I take my garden hose and check how long it takes to fill a gallon. In my case it's 11 seconds. I then run the hose for the amount of time it takes to put on the water I want. In you case you could fill what ever tank you want to determin the volume by how long it takes to fill er.
 
#4
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

Steve

This may take a little time but I can tell ya how I load my fresh water for the road.

If I know I will be headin to a campground I only take enough water for the day. To determine how much I am takeing on this is what I do.

I marked a bucket to one gallon. Then I take my garden hose and check how long it takes to fill a gallon. In my case it's 11 seconds. I then run the hose for the amount of time it takes to put on the water I want. In you case you could fill what ever tank you want to determin the volume by how long it takes to fill er.
 

hertig

Senior Member
#5
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

As far as adding sensors, you can buy and install a set, but drilling holes in any tank containing liquids would give me the screaming willies. There is allegedly a company or two which offers external sensors, which are supposed to be more accurate and reliable to boot.
 

Gary B

Senior Member
#6
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

Hi Steve, if you can measure the tanks, then heres the formula to get close length X width X height divided by 231 + gallons IE: a tanks 30" X 24" X 9" = 6480 / 231 = 28 gals or very close. As for the level sensors, as John said if you can get the ones that work on the outside of the tanks ok, but I sure would not drill into the tanks to install. Camping World used to sell the monitor system that read from the outside of the tanks. :) :laugh: :cool: :bleh: :approve:
 
#7
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

There is a new external sensor product called Sensa Tank for sale on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=26449&item=2425030167



quote:Originally posted by sp

Hi Everyone,

Any ideas on how I can tell what capacity my waste tanks are? As most of you know, it is a 76 prowler - 24'.

Also, I see that newer models have a sensor telling how full each of the tanks are. Any way to retro fit the old dogs so I don't have to guess all the time?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Steve
 
#8
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

quote:Originally posted by sp

Hi Everyone,

Any ideas on how I can tell what capacity my waste tanks are? As most of you know, it is a 76 prowler - 24'.

Also, I see that newer models have a sensor telling how full each of the tanks are. Any way to retro fit the old dogs so I don't have to guess all the time?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Steve
 

sp

Senior Member
#9
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

Thanks to everyone: I like the monitor system on ebay. I saw something like that in the big RV parts book. I just don't have the extra $ at the moment. I'll use Garys formular to figure out the volumes for now.

Drilling into the top of a waste tank could be a sh*** job. :eek:
I'll pass on that one. ;)

Steve
 

sp

Senior Member
#10
Waste tank volumes and sensors???

Gary,

Repost your last message. It looks like it got cut during site clean up. For some reason I posted a message yesterday and it showed up 3 times. I assume they cleaned up all the extras.

Steve
 
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