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Post by paul long on Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:07 pm

On my ec200 sargen control panel , its showing 75% full but there is no water in the tank.only had  my ascot since February and its never given a true reading. Going away this weekend and im going to fill it up with fresh water at the campsite. Will  it hurt to fill and over flow it .
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Post by daisy mae on Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:28 pm

I fill my tank until it runs out of the overflow, different  set up to yours perhaps.
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Post by paul long on Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:47 pm

daisy mae wrote:I fill my tank until it runs out of the overflow, different  set up to yours perhaps.
Not sure if different set up but will have to do it untill some says different. Thanks for your reply. Paul.
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Post by meanchris on Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:28 pm

That's what we do too, just fill until water starts to drip from under the van.

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Post by Greyhound on Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:18 pm

paul long wrote:On my ec200 sargen control panel , its showing 75% full but there is no water in the tank.only had  my ascot since February and its never given a true reading. Going away this weekend and im going to fill it up with fresh water at the campsite. Will  it hurt to fill and over flow it .

Glad I'm not the only one.

Ours reads 100% full until you hear gurgling and then it promptly drops to the red as your in the shower rubbing shampoo from your eyes wondering what's just happened.
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Post by Paul 300358 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:30 pm

Our tank has overflow holes in the top, I just fill it till it overflows and runs out underneath the van. I guess that if you had a large hose which supplied more water than could escape through the overflow you will end up with wet feet but the water level will still drop to the overflow holes.
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Post by groundhog on Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:30 pm

Unless your system is very different to usual agree with all above just fill it until it overflows.

The gauge system is very inefficient just a series of sensors which are activated when the water level is high enough, they get calcium/limescale on them and then just don't work!

Not expensive to have a hatch fitted in the side of the tank, in a few minutes you can drain the tank clean the sensors and all is fine again, if you have a pump inside the tank quick and easy to replace that as well. I really do not know why they are not a standard fitting.
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Post by redturner37 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:23 pm

I always fill until it overflows, go in van, check the gauge and if it needs resetting, do it...
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Post by paul long on Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:00 pm

Many thanks for all your replies, feel better now to fill up . Paul.
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Post by Davidm.t on Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:55 pm

Can I please suggest that if you have an inside tank, you check it has an overflow before you over-fill it.  My Amethyst does not have an overflow, it just splashes back from the filler pipe, and if the internal cap is not fitted tightly you could have problems!
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Post by daisy mae on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:09 pm

I have one of those filler caps where the hose pipe fits on and you can leave it to fill without holding the hose, it is the heo? sorry forget the next bit, water hose connector, same fitting as the water inlet cap,

Not the new fangled filling system that is put on the vans now, just a water hose fitment cap  like the garden hose. if you understand me. push on pull off. well worth it, I emptied  the toilet and cleaned and fitted back in, while water was filling, better than having to stand there and hold it.
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