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Old 08-09-2018, 08:25 PM   #1
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Tank gauge question

I have a 1976 Sovereign that I am doing a shell off. I got it back last November and have worked off and on since then. I have the shell off, the frame repaired and am getting the tanks back in. All plywood is cut and ready to go back down but am getting tanks and wiring in the frame first to minimize working under the frame. I have axles on order so hope when they get in I will be ready to put the shell back on the frame. This forum has been such a blessing on research. Everything i have searched for I have found answers for except for the gauges for my fresh, grey and black tank.

Here is my question: I do not have original gauges for the tanks. I have put See Level gauges on both of my other campers and really like them. My problem is the grey water tank is only 3.5" tall. I think the smallest the gauge can be cut is 4". What have other's done about new gauges and sending units?

I have searched and searched and haven't found a good answer on what gauges people are using or how they worked around this with See Level?


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Old 08-10-2018, 01:16 AM   #2
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Tank gauge question

Is there room to stick the cut to 4” gauge to the tank at an angle such that the whole length of the sensor is on the entire tank side?

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Old 08-11-2018, 07:41 AM   #3
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Not sure if there is room and not sure what it would do for the sensor to not be vertical. I think I am leaning toward using the see level and making the sensor work. We will get use to however that tank reads. Consistency I have always in those gauges is better than what I hear on existing sensors.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:47 PM   #4
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Anybody willing to see what the signal looks like on these gauges? I want to use them with a raspberry pi or Arduino, but need to know what the signal looks like... Any ideas? Are these capacitive and the capacitance varies based on tank level? Serial data signal? Something else?
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