RV Sensors are Terrible

RV Sensors are Terrible

When it comes to recreational vehicles (RVs), one of the components for a smooth and stress-free journey is an efficient sensor system. Traditional RV sensors have proven to be inadequate due to their susceptibility to corrosion and historical unreliability. In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why traditional RV sensors are often regarded as terrible and explore the shortcomings that have plagued them for years.

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One of the major issues with traditional RV sensors is their vulnerability to corrosion. These sensors are typically located in the black water and gray water tanks, where corrosive elements such as waste, chemicals, and moisture are present. Over time, this harsh environment takes a toll on the sensors, leading to malfunctioning or completely non-functional readings. Many RV owners have experienced false readings indicating full tanks when they are actually empty or vice versa. This unreliability can cause unnecessary stress and potentially inconvenient situations during travels.

Another problem commonly encountered with traditional RV sensors is the accumulation of solid waste materials on the sensors themselves. This build-up can obstruct the sensors, preventing them from accurately measuring the tank levels. As a result, RV owners may receive misleading readings, making it challenging to determine the actual status of their tanks.

Traditional RV sensors are typically limited to only two to four sensor probes per tank. These probes are usually positioned at the bottom and top of the tank, which means that the sensors cannot provide precise information about the tank's intermediate levels. This limitation makes it difficult for RV owners to monitor the tanks' contents effectively and accurately plan their trips accordingly.

When traditional RV sensors malfunction or get damaged, repairing or replacing them can be a cumbersome task. Accessing the sensors often involves removing the tanks or other components, which can be time-consuming and expensive. The maintenance process may require specialized tools and expertise, further adding to the frustration and cost of resolving sensor-related issues.

Reverb in action

Fortunately, advancements in sensor technology have paved the way for innovative solutions that address the drawbacks of traditional RV sensors. At Reverb our non contact ultrasonic sensors are highly accurate and don't corrode. Our system pairs with the Victron Cerbo gx and provides accurate readings and makes use of the Victron VRM portal, allowing RV owners to conveniently monitor their tank levels using smartphone apps or dedicated control panels.

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