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Old 06-12-2019, 05:04 PM   #11
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No you did not, this forum helps everyone resolve issues that come up from time to time, I just made the switch from a ClassA to a 5thwheel and some things are different.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:18 PM   #12
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To "cross wires" would mean disassembling the multi-pin plug on the back of the monitor panel or cutting/reconnecting wires on the harness. I'd suspect that would be much more difficult than opening the bottom coroplast, disconnecting the wiring at the sensor probes and reattaching it to the correct probes on the correct tank. My guess is that would mean that three of the wires will be too short to reach and three will be too long.
I laughed out loud when I read this. I've seen no better contrast this year between the attitudes of a computer technician and a mechanic!

I can reach my hand down to the toolbox beside me and fetch out a molex pin removal tool in about 30 seconds. So of course, this is immediately the way I would solve the problem -- diddle a couple of wires in a connector, and back on the air.

To hear someone say that it would be "less difficult" for me to get down on my aching back, shinny under my rig, and maplessly fumble with panes of coroplast, obscuring insulation, and whatever else they cram under these things, then make two or three "short circuits" longer... well, I feel like I would if I heard my dog talk back to me.

Genuinely, climbing around under vehicles is one of those experiences I happily hire experts to let me avoid!
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:23 AM   #13
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:55 AM   #14
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Wow...
and: DOUBLE WOW
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:15 AM   #15
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Please, let me be clear. I'm not criticizing the advice at all. I'm just honestly amused at this fine example of the very different things "easy" means to different people, depending on their backgrounds and tool set.

I guess the opposite analogy to this would be that you described a computer problem, and I told you, "that's easy to fix just do it from power shell/terminal."

I would do many alternative things to avoid crawling under a vehicle, especially since it takes me on the average of 10 minutes just to get vertical again!
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:08 PM   #16
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The OP ended his initial post with this statement: " And how many gray tanks do I have 2 or3?."

With that much "certainty" about what his RV has under it, swapping pins, wires, connections on an INTERIOR electronic panel (I use electronic loosely here) would, at best, be anti-climatic if he determines after cutting wires, swapping pins and recalibrating his "panel" that there's nothing connected to the lights and switch that he's trying to "fix".....

It makes far more "sense" that he actually "crawl under his RV and look at what's there, determine if he even has a problem BEFORE he starts disassembling and rewiring a panel that he's not even sure is connected to anything.

That said, I was potting Cannon plugs with 200 pins long before computers were even household items. Back when IBM cards and a main frame the size of a standard 3 bedroom house, molex plugs weren't even invented. So, while your "point about taking the easy way out" is noted. If the OP doesn't know "which way is out" taking that route may very well NOT be in his best interest..... YMMV and that's a good thing.

ADDED: I think if you go back and actually read my statement, I suggested to the OP that it wouldn't be a good idea to cut/swap wires at the panel AND if he crawls under his RV to cut/swap and reattach wires to the sensors, three of them will be too short and three will be too long. (also NOT a good solution)

I went on to suggest that since his trailer is new and in WARRANTY, that it's probably a good idea to let the dealership handle his problem... BUT, before spending the time, effort and expense of dragging it back for repairs, it might be a good idea to crawl under it and "UNDERSTAND WHAT HE REALLY HAS" before complaining to the dealer that something's wrong, only to find out that he just didn't know what he had......
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:37 PM   #17
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Yup. I agree with all of the above. Again, I did not mean to imply that the original advice was somehow poor, and I also did not mean to imply that the OP would be better off following the mode of attack that I personally would prefer. And I agree that kicking the can down the road to the dealer under warranty is nearly always the safest option, when possible.
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