I have decided to bite the bullet and replace the 1976 P30 intrument cluster on my Argosy. I know I can get a new pre-made one from a company that does Winnebago remodels for around $1000.00. I am unwilling to spend that kind of money. I want to monitor all vitals but need some help and advice.
Are electronic temp gauges accurate enough or should I go with a bulb type that has a copper tube connected directly to the back of the gauge?
Is an amp meter a good idea? it seems to be alot of work to wire the Alt. thru the amp meter to get accurate readings.
I also want to monitor the trans temp, does anyone know where I can install a sending unit without having to pull the pan and drill a hole?
Lastly, I am trying to find an aftermarket speedometer that will accept the cable from my current speedometer, any suggestions?
Any reccomendations on additional systems I should monitor? I plan on Engine Temp, Trans Temp, Volts, Gas level, Speedo, Tach, Possibly an air pressure gauge for the fromt air bags, and a clock. I kicked around a monitor for the electric step as well as for storage bay doors, but I dont think I want to run that many wires the full length of the coach.
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome
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