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Old 01-19-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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holding tank/propane/battery monitor?

I've done some looking on the net, and so far I like this the best.

https://tankedge.com/products.html

Any other ideas? I would really love one that showed all of them on the screen at once, but haven't found it yet, and I want to keep the price reasonable.

Anything with in tank sensors is not happening.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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I don't know that you can do this, but there is a rv salvage yard here outside of town. The guy carry's more stuff that comes out of salvaged rv's.

Could you get the type you want from a salvaged rv? Again, I don't know but it just dawned on me, the larger Rv's all have the ones that display everything at once. I am sure you would need to wire to each tank, but can't imagine that you can't buy the sensor and wire to use to complete the job. The sensors are usually what go bad so re-placment sensors shouldn't be an issue. The monitoring panel isn't usually the issue when one goes wonky.

Just a idea........
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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I installed a monitor from accu-gauge(snake river) about 5 years ago, it has functioned flawlessly so far. it didn't have a display, you had to press a button for each tank and the batery, but it works reliably, and that;s more important to me. I would be willing to ry their newer products as the install was dead easy. Joe
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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You don't really need a holding tank monitor; your fresh water tank is less than half the capacity of the gray water tank, so why bother. As for black water you can tell the level by holding a flashlight against the translucent tank wall.

I do see value in battery voltage, amps, water pressure and outside temperature, so I installed those gauges in my camper. See Dan and Dawn's Scamp Travel Trailer cick on modifications and repairs, and scroll down.

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No, it's not. I'll have 40 gallons fresh, and 45 gray. I prefer to be able to keep an eye on it. I also prefer not to have to hold a flashlight to the crapper.
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Did you ever decide on a system monitor?
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99% sure it will be the one posted. I need to order fairly soon so I can put it on the new gray and fresh water tanks before final install.
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Just curious but do most of these system monitors operate with "external" sensors? I've thought of doing something like this, mostly for the battery monitoring, but it seems several come with tank monitoring also. I didn't want to get involved because I would have no idea how to install an internal sensor.
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Just curious but do most of these system monitors operate with "external" sensors? I've thought of doing something like this, mostly for the battery monitoring, but it seems several come with tank monitoring also. I didn't want to get involved because I would have no idea how to install an internal sensor.
No, most of those have internal sensors. Installing a bung is easy. It's diving for brown trout or tp after it fouls up a sensor, that isn't fun. That's what the jets have. You couldn't pay me enough to use internal sensors.
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The stuff from snake river uses an external sensor. If you can use duct tape, you can use their sensors. Then when tanks are empty press 0, you're done

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That's why I'm going with them. If its not an external sensor, I don't want it.
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What is the technology that the sensor uses?
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One of the things I've wondered about the external foil sensors - what effect does slush, rain, road spray, etc have on them?
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What is the technology that the sensor uses?
Not sure, but I haven't found anything had about them.
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