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Old 02-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Vintage era tank level gauge?

I am about to replace my black water tank with a new replacement
Pie Slice Black Tank

I am wondering is there any kind of gauge you can add to measure the tank level? I know some of the newer trailers have sensors which obviously this replacement tank doesnt have. But i am wondering if i could add something similar to the floater you have in a car to measure gas levels.

Anyone have any experiences like this?

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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One of the modern systems (I think it's See Level) uses sensors that attach to the outside of plastic tanks to measure the level of the contents. Nothing floating in the black tank but what you're going to dump at the next dump station.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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The See Level is what we purchased to go into our 68 Safari, also has grey water monitor as well as propane level indicator. All in all about $267
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If you are DIY inclined...
I am starting to roll my own for grey, black, and fresh water ~$100
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9695 ( $9 x 3 )
Arduino - HomePage ( ~$20 )
I2c LCD Display 16x4 ( ~$30 )
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I just look down the toilet pipe into the tank.....if the s**t is nearing the 'pipe' it's full enough.

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I just look down the toilet pipe into the tank.....if the s**t is nearing the 'pipe' it's full enough.

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Heh... that's the method I actually USE, but that's not the question asked. If I put in a gauge it would be on the gray, but if I were getting in far enough to slap a sensor on that tiny little gray tank, I'd be putting in a bigger gray tank!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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The See Level is what we purchased to go into our 68 Safari, also has grey water monitor as well as propane level indicator. All in all about $267
do you have a model number? thx!

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If you are DIY inclined...
I am starting to roll my own for grey, black, and fresh water ~$100
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9695 ( $9 x 3 )
Arduino - HomePage ( ~$20 )
I2c LCD Display 16x4 ( ~$30 )
Interesting.... might be a great project.

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I just look down the toilet pipe into the tank.....if the s**t is nearing the 'pipe' it's full enough.

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haha.... I am going to be using this airstream in a business and would love to be able to see when i need to dump the tank without the use of a flashlight
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