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Old 08-27-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Dial-style gauges instead of digital monitor system?

Has anyone used dial-style (sorry if this isn't the correct term) gauges in their AS? I'm referring to gauges like those used in cars (VDO, Autometer, etc.). Is this even an option? I like the idea of keeping the look period-specific and am not sure if a digital monitor really does that.

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Has anyone used dial-style (sorry if this isn't the correct term) gauges in their AS? I'm referring to gauges like those used in cars (VDO, Autometer, etc.). Is this even an option? I like the idea of keeping the look period-specific and am not sure if a digital monitor really does that.

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The term you're looking for is "analog." No particular reason why it wouldn't work, except that you would need analog sensing units to go along with the analog dials, and the dials will take up more room in your panel.
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What kind of gauges did a 58 airstream have? When I was a teenager, our family had a small travel trailer and you were left to your own ingenuity to find how much was in the tanks.?

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Thanks for the replies and thanks for the clarification Protagonist. Our trailer didn't have any gauges originally as with most (if not all) trailers in 1958. Our desire is to not fill the trailer with a lot of digital equipment if we can avoid it, and analog gauges seems like an appropriate place to start.

Thanks again and I'll post what we end up coming up with..
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Thanks for the replies and thanks for the clarification Protagonist. Our trailer didn't have any gauges originally as with most (if not all) trailers in 1958. Our desire is to not fill the trailer with a lot of digital equipment if we can avoid it, and analog gauges seems like an appropriate place to start.

Thanks again and I'll post what we end up coming up with..
One solution would be to use digital indicators and mount them inside a cupboard or other hidden place.

I'm curious to know what analog devices are available. So I'm looking forward to hearing what you decide to do.

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