Sensor problems have caused headaches for new and seasoned RVers since tank sensors first became a thing. So many RVers who are forced to play Guess-How-Full with their tanks sometimes decide they can never depend on sensors to correctly read tank levels, but the fix is often very simple and inexpensive. In this series of articles, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about RV tank sensors and how to fix sensor problems.
Misreading holding tank sensors and level monitors are notorious for being one of the most frustrating fixes within the RV community. At one point or another, you have most likely had first hand experience with this issue.
For those who have dealt with misreading sensors, you know how frustrating that can be, especially when you’re in the middle of a boondocking trip and you still have several days to go! Is your tank full or not? It’s a very important question to be able to answer and unfortunately, sometimes your sensors fib. But don’t take them to the woodshed!
If you have not been practicing the right tank care habits and are dealing with stubborn sensor problems right now, let’s take care of it with the right cleaning product first. However, even with the most effective products, it can be time-consuming as multiple treatments might be required.
It’s so satisfying when you have fixed a misreading sensor and are now enjoying the luxury of your RV with the confidence that your tank is as full or empty as the level monitor indicates. But the real question becomes, how can you continue that accuracy for many trips? It’s a really simple answer: follow The Unique Method. This carefully crafted process of recommended RV tank products and tank care habits will keep your sensors clean even while using the tanks, so start using it today to kick those sensor issues to the curb. In the meantime, here are some specific habits taken right out of The Unique Method’s guidelines for each tank and why they help prevent sensor problems.