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Old 06-03-2014, 03:53 AM   #15
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I did the site glass thing on a cabover 25 years ago. Two 90* angles and a piece of vinyl hose. The tank was at the front of the camper under the step to get into the overcab bed. Just cut a slim slot, 1/2" wide by the hight of the tube in the paneling so I could see it. Think it cost me about ten bucks and took about two hours. Oh, also rounded a piece of styrofoam to float in it to make it easy to see. Not sure how something like that would work with the different moulded trailers since the tanks are pretty much under the rear dinette seats but thought I'd throw it out there.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:05 AM   #16
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I know this is a little spendy, but it'll monitor your fresh, grey and black tanks, and isn't difficult to wire:
Amazon.com: See LeveL Tank Monitor 709: Automotive
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:28 AM   #17
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In the Casita I'm lucky enough to have a storage area with an outside hatch through which I can see the tank. I filled it 5 gallons at a time, making a mark. Also pretty low tech.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:34 AM   #18
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I know this is a little spendy, but it'll monitor your fresh, grey and black tanks, and isn't difficult to wire:
Amazon.com: See LeveL Tank Monitor 709: Automotive
Deborah,

When you get your Oliver this will be standard equipment.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:45 AM   #19
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Umm... remove the cushion, lift the wooden cover, look at the tank. Low tech for me!
I like it. Save the high tech for where it matters. I just cut off about 1/3 of the wooden cover and replaced it with a piece of 3/8 thick lexan piece; shimmed it up to make up for the thickness of the cover. I only have to lift the corner of the cushion a little to look. Need a flash light to see the water level better, but that is always in a cubbyhole nearby.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:59 AM   #20
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Our fresh water tank is also under a rear bench . Trying to access the tank means having to lift up the mattress and often destroying the bed my wife so carefully made (Not Going to Happen ) I dump 5 to 7 gallons of water into the tank each morning and then hope for the best
We also keep 4 one gallon jugs of water on hand when traveling as a backup supply
Before we had the SeeLevel system we added this door by simply using a picture frame to build the door with the cutout inserted where the picture and glass would go. simply opening the door allows access to a view of the tank.
We used a tap light placed inside... but a flashlight works just fine.
No more lifting cushions or unmaking the bed.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:58 AM   #21
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When you get your Oliver this will be standard equipment.
I know! I researched this meter/system when I was looking at the Lil Snoozy, and was planning to add it to that trailer. But the Oliver is so well-equipped that I just don't even have to think:-)
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Before we had the SeeLevel system we added this door by simply using a picture frame to build the door with the cutout inserted where the picture and glass would go. simply opening the door allows access to a view of the tank.
We used a tap light placed inside... but a flashlight works just fine.
No more lifting cushions or unmaking the bed.

Floyd, someday I would really love to see your trailer. You have made so many great, comfy improvements.
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Floyd, someday I would really love to see your trailer. You have made so many great, comfy improvements.
thank you for the kind words! Next trip....Egg Harbor!
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I added that seelevel unit to my amazon wish list lol....I like the idea of it. I would also be able to keep an eye on my propane levels too! (wonder if it could monitor 2 propane tanks?)
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Steve,

I installed a side hatch door for storage with the water tank off to the side and it never hit me in the head that I could put markings on the side of the tank as you did. Noooo, I had to go and buy a monitor!

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Steve,
I installed a side hatch door for storage with the water tank off to the side and it never hit me in the head that I could put markings on the side of the tank as you did. Noooo, I had to go and buy a monitor!
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Ah, but I have to go outside to check the water, possibly in the rain whereas you stay warm/cool/dry inside. I'm thinking I'm getting left behind in the gadget cold war and I'm rethinking a monitor.
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I added that seelevel unit to my amazon wish list lol....I like the idea of it. I would also be able to keep an eye on my propane levels too! (wonder if it could monitor 2 propane tanks?)
Actually the propane monitoring lead is not designed to work with portable 20# tanks. notice on my photo, I simply blacked out the provided button.
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Actually the propane monitoring lead is not designed to work with portable 20# tanks. notice on my photo, I simply blacked out the provided button.
That sucks...oh well was a neat idea.
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