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Old 03-12-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Worthington Gauges

Greetings to all my forum friends and members!
I actually am looking for some help this time! I am getting ready to order two new Worthingtons for the Trade Wind and am contemplating dobling up on the order to 4 tanks to put a pair on our '05 Safari. Sort add a little retro to the newer AS. Plus with out hitch we need to raise the OEM cover for the tanks everytime we hook-up and un-hook. I want to place my order this week but before I do I was wondering if anyone out there has any experience with the Guaged Worthington tanks. I have seen so many add ons that never work but with the Worthington, the gauges are deep probed right into the tank. Of course they are $60 each, so add that to the tank cost and I am looking at $820 plus shipping. So before I go for the optional gauges, does anyone out there have them and do they realy work?
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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hi rick...

by 'gauged worthingtons' i assume you mean...

tanks with the small analog/round gauge near the valve.

all the classics come this way,

along with sensors for the micropulse.

the tank gauges are pretty accurate.

at least they match up with the micopulse reading.

with both gauges, it still seems....

the first 1/4 of a tank is used more slowly than the last 1/4.

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Old 03-12-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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Isn't that always the way...... the 1/4 tank in the Tahoe disappears as soon as I pass the last gas station for 100 miles! Just looking for something that has a good degree of acuracy before dropping that kind of money. As long as I do my usual one empty one full I should be good. I just like knowing what I got!
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:17 AM   #4
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Hey Rick; Just make sure you get the gauges that are NOT FAA approved. You know the ones I'm talkin about- only have to read accurately while bumping on the E. Semper Fi DG
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I have had both types, and don't really feel the gauges are worth the extra cost, I use the K.I.S.S. principle...when one tag is empty and it switches to the other I darn well better get the empty filled... or I am going to A) Get Cold, B) have a cold Shower, or C) be eating out....again

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K.I.S.S. Principal...

I think that the KISS principal is the most economical, the most involving, and 'best' way to ensure that systems are operational.

Double up on all possible systems (like LP bottles) and then be sure that one is filled (or at 3/4) and all will be well with the world. Cheap too. The auto-cross-over should already be there. What could you do with that $60/bottle upgrade if you were REALLY thinking about it??? Plenty, I'll bet.

Go camping. $120 should get you a week, or WAY better if your tryin'! Minus gas/diesel of course.

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Hey Rick; Just make sure you get the gauges that are NOT FAA approved. You know the ones I'm talkin about- only have to read accurately while bumping on the E. Semper Fi DG
I am on you with that! I have a visual of 200 feet aproaching a 401 ft landing field and my alt is reading 820! Thank God we weren't IFR. Can't beat MIL GPS! And to think they want us F-14'ers to jump into F-18 Super Hornets? At least the Tom Cat had a personality!

OK, so if money were not an issue, long lost uncle, fatal horse accident, last will and testiment found under bed, would you then go for the gauges?
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The new Worthington tanks with guages need a 12v power supply for the guages to work. That's why I got a tank without a guage.
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The new Worthington tanks with guages need a 12v power supply for the guages to work. That's why I got a tank without a guage.
Good morning Marshall, I was of the understanding you needed power only for the remote read gauges. Without the remote read feature do the standard gauges built into the tank you would read from outside need power also?
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Good morning Marshall, I was of the understanding you needed power only for the remote read gauges. Without the remote read feature do the standard gauges built into the tank you would read from outside need power also?
That's what Worthington told me, the gauges on the tanks also need power. I would double check with Worthington. Or maybe someone else can confirm in a post.
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That's what Worthington told me, the gauges on the tanks also need power. I would double check with Worthington. Or maybe someone else can confirm in a post.

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Great news, just got off the phone with Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply and the direct read gauges do not require 12V power supply. You need power only if you are using the remote read gauges. So I just ordered my first pair. A fool and his money......... now the question is which AS should get the first set of tanks?
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Great news, just got off the phone with Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply and the direct read gauges do not require 12V power supply. You need power only if you are using the remote read gauges. So I just ordered my first pair. A fool and his money......... now the question is which AS should get the first set of tanks?
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Marshall-

Great news, just got off the phone with Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply and the direct read gauges do not require 12V power supply. You need power only if you are using the remote read gauges. So I just ordered my first pair. A fool and his money......... now the question is which AS should get the first set of tanks?
Purdy dang sure that's not what Worthington told me. While I was making this same decision a few months ago I found out on the forums there are other low low tech ways to tell how much stuff you got such as spraying a little water on the tank which will show you the level of the LP.

By the way I've got a new Worhington 30 pounder next an original tank. The new one is a fraction of an inch shorter that the old one which will cause a minor problem in clamping them down as a pair.
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Marchall,

You can overcome your height difference by adding a few spacers int eh bottom of the tank tray to raise the old tank a bit. In addition you can also add a little metal wrap to the top clamp.
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