How We Fixed Our Black Water Sensor Problem

How We Fixed Our Black Water Sensor Problem - we have been dealing with a broken heater, cracked tub, and now bad black tank sensor. Our sensor says "full" even though we know it is empty. Based on a suggestion from a friend, we filled up our black tank with water and pushed the trailer, so we can get the water inside the tank sloshing around. We were hoping that sloshing will remove the tissue paper that was blocking the sensor.

We are so glad we did this dry run as we discovered the cracked tub and bad sensor before we actually do the year long road trip.

For those of you with bad black tank sensor, maybe you can do this too. However, I really don't know if pushing the trailer like that is bad for anything on the trailer (like it's spring or perhaps risking cracking anything in it). So do it at your own risk :-)

It took us several tries and lots of pushing around. We also made a lot of noise, so make sure when you do it, you are not within the campground quiet time.

Good luck and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.


We, Irwin and Victorina, have decided to quit our jobs, sell everything we have and go on an epic road trip of visiting all U.S. National Parks! Follow our journey - from letting go of our material possessions, preparing for the extended camping trip, and even the mistakes, joys, doubts and adventures we make along the way! We hope to inspire others to appreciate the beauty of Planet Earth.

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