Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2023, 04:55 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
JeffKim's Avatar
 
2023 25' Globetrotter
2021 16' Bambi
Forest Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 675
Cyber Monday Mopeka Propane Tank Monitor On Sale

After reading an endorsement from @Air2Dream, I checked the price on Mopeka propane monitor and it's on sale for Cyber Monday today 11/27/2023 for $49.86 ea. I got two.
__________________
2023 Globetrotter 25FBT "Curly"
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T
WBCCI 6343
JeffKim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2023, 06:31 PM   #2
Master Chief BT
 
BTCMUSN's Avatar
 
2018 27' International
Tyler , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffKim View Post
After reading an endorsement from @Air2Dream, I checked the price on Mopeka propane monitor and it's on sale for Cyber Monday today 11/27/2023 for $49.86 ea. I got two.
Highly recommend. I bought 2 for the Airstream and one for my Blackstone. I also bought the silicone ring for each tank bottom too. Filled propane tanks the other day and guy filling my propane tank said when properly installed these are very accurate. That is my expierence..very accurate
__________________
2018 International Signature CCD 27FBQ/Centramatics/Hensley Arrow/16” Michelin XPS RIB/TST-GM TPMS
2024 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 DURAMAX/Trailer Tech PKG/Transparent Trailer Camera/Centramatics
WBCCI#11290
US Navy (ret) Master Chief Boiler Technician
BTCMUSN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2023, 09:00 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Hans627's Avatar

 
2009 25' FB International
2018 27' Globetrotter
Tavares , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,608
Because I've run out of propane in the middle of the night a few times, IMHO, these are almost indispensable.

I also find them to be fairly accurate.
Hans627 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2023, 09:41 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
SSquared's Avatar
 
2013 25' FB Flying Cloud
Longmont , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,103
Do you guys use something to extend the bottom of the propane cover so that it is not hanging loose and wiggling? Or maybe adjust the crossbar somehow?
SSquared is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 05:05 AM   #5
Master Chief BT
 
BTCMUSN's Avatar
 
2018 27' International
Tyler , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSquared View Post
Do you guys use something to extend the bottom of the propane cover so that it is not hanging loose and wiggling? Or maybe adjust the crossbar somehow?
The center rod is threaded and adjustable for this reason. I did add the silicone ring to the bottom base ring of the tank to ensure the Mopeka sensor has plenty of room, which it does. I extended the center threaded rod to compensate and returned everything back to "tight". The center threaded rod is double nut fastened so loosening both and etendending rod up will give you additional clearance.
__________________
2018 International Signature CCD 27FBQ/Centramatics/Hensley Arrow/16” Michelin XPS RIB/TST-GM TPMS
2024 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 DURAMAX/Trailer Tech PKG/Transparent Trailer Camera/Centramatics
WBCCI#11290
US Navy (ret) Master Chief Boiler Technician
BTCMUSN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 10:15 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
JeffKim's Avatar
 
2023 25' Globetrotter
2021 16' Bambi
Forest Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by BTCMUSN View Post
The center rod is threaded and adjustable for this reason. I did add the silicone ring to the bottom base ring of the tank to ensure the Mopeka sensor has plenty of room, which it does. I extended the center threaded rod to compensate and returned everything back to "tight". The center threaded rod is double nut fastened so loosening both and etendending rod up will give you additional clearance.
Is this the silicone ring? I see another add-on for the tank bottom as well.

Checking the price, it's still 29% off.
__________________
2023 Globetrotter 25FBT "Curly"
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T
WBCCI 6343
JeffKim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 11:42 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Life is a Highway's Avatar

 
2021 30' Flying Cloud
Airstream - Other
Airstream - Other
Lady Lake , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,137
Good for you

They work pretty good. And if you have a Victron Cerbo with a touch screen you can display the Mopeka readings on the Touch Screen


Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffKim View Post
After reading an endorsement from @Air2Dream, I checked the price on Mopeka propane monitor and it's on sale for Cyber Monday today 11/27/2023 for $49.86 ea. I got two.
Life is a Highway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 03:58 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
fotoman1527's Avatar
 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 125
Like others who have given excellent reviews of this product, I join, but with a caveat: don't waste money on the in-house panel, available as an extra expense add-on. It uses lights and is imprecise, whereas the app gives you a percentage readout of remaining propane. With that said, I can't recommend getting just the two sensors highly enough!
fotoman1527 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 05:24 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
2013 25' FB Eddie Bauer
2012 20' Flying Cloud
Small Town , *** Big Sky Country ***Western Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,849
Darn - missed the sale ...
__________________
2015 25' Eddie Bauer Int'l FBQ / 2023 Ford Lightning ER
2022 Ford F350 6.2 V-8; equalizer hitch + Shocker air hitch
AIR# 44105; formerly WBCCI 2015.1
Terminal Aluminitis; 2-people w/ 3+ dogs
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 05:27 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
JeffKim's Avatar
 
2023 25' Globetrotter
2021 16' Bambi
Forest Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by mefly2 View Post
Darn - missed the sale ...
No, looks like it's still at the same price.
__________________
2023 Globetrotter 25FBT "Curly"
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T
WBCCI 6343
JeffKim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 06:27 PM   #11
Master Chief BT
 
BTCMUSN's Avatar
 
2018 27' International
Tyler , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffKim View Post
Is this the silicone ring? I see another add-on for the tank bottom as well.

Checking the price, it's still 29% off.
Yes, exactly the base ring “halo” I have..
__________________
2018 International Signature CCD 27FBQ/Centramatics/Hensley Arrow/16” Michelin XPS RIB/TST-GM TPMS
2024 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 DURAMAX/Trailer Tech PKG/Transparent Trailer Camera/Centramatics
WBCCI#11290
US Navy (ret) Master Chief Boiler Technician
BTCMUSN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 07:19 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
Boxite's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Spicewood (W of Austin) , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,866
I don’t understand how people “run out” of propane in the middle of the night. I have two tanks with a switch-over regulator …like I suspect most do…. and when I start out a trip I see if the indicator is red or green on the tank in-use. When it turns red…indicating the tank in-use is empty…. I switch over to the other tank and have the empty one refilled at the next opportunity.

Are you guys not regularly checking this?
Boxite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2023, 09:18 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
greghoro's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
Wheaton , Illinois
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 644
Have to be a Prime member to get the $49 sale price.




Greg
greghoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2023, 12:13 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Boxite's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Spicewood (W of Austin) , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffKim View Post
After reading an endorsement from @Air2Dream, I checked the price on Mopeka propane monitor and it's on sale for Cyber Monday today 11/27/2023 for $49.86 ea. I got two.
Why would you need Two…?? (other than to have a spare because you doubt their longevity?)
Boxite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2023, 06:42 AM   #15
3 Rivet Member
 
sbreech's Avatar
 
2023 23' Flying Cloud
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2023
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxite View Post
I don’t understand how people “run out” of propane in the middle of the night. I have two tanks with a switch-over regulator …like I suspect most do…. and when I start out a trip I see if the indicator is red or green on the tank in-use. When it turns red…indicating the tank in-use is empty…. I switch over to the other tank and have the empty one refilled at the next opportunity.

Are you guys not regularly checking this?
That's exactly what I do. It's right up there with checking air pressure before the trip and making sure the sewer hose is put away prior to leaving.
sbreech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2023, 10:18 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
JeffKim's Avatar
 
2023 25' Globetrotter
2021 16' Bambi
Forest Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxite View Post
Why would you need Two…?? (other than to have a spare because you doubt their longevity?)
Two tanks.
__________________
2023 Globetrotter 25FBT "Curly"
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T
WBCCI 6343
JeffKim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2023, 10:26 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
JeffKim's Avatar
 
2023 25' Globetrotter
2021 16' Bambi
Forest Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxite View Post
I don’t understand how people “run out” of propane in the middle of the night. I have two tanks with a switch-over regulator …like I suspect most do…. and when I start out a trip I see if the indicator is red or green on the tank in-use. When it turns red…indicating the tank in-use is empty…. I switch over to the other tank and have the empty one refilled at the next opportunity.

Are you guys not regularly checking this?
I think it's supposed to automatically switch over when the primary is empty, but I can see making the second tank the primary to get the red indicator when it runs out.

We only went through one tank this season, so I think the tank monitor might be overkill, but it's one less thing to check on.
__________________
2023 Globetrotter 25FBT "Curly"
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T
WBCCI 6343
JeffKim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2023, 10:13 AM   #18
Jwf
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 25' International
2018 33' Classic
Ashburn , VA
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 63
When I bought mine it came with the inside panel. But I see the new kits have the tank rings. I like that better. Mine came with the clips.
Jwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2023, 10:32 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
JeffKim's Avatar
 
2023 25' Globetrotter
2021 16' Bambi
Forest Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jwf View Post
When I bought mine it came with the inside panel. But I see the new kits have the tank rings. I like that better. Mine came with the clips.
The one that came with the Amazon deal just has the clips. I haven't gotten around to installing them yet. Here in Minnesota, it's supposed to be 40's this weekend so that might motivate me. Still $50 on Amazon Prime 12/13/2023.
__________________
2023 Globetrotter 25FBT "Curly"
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T
WBCCI 6343
JeffKim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2023, 02:46 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
Jamestown , Mars
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 25
I put a pair on my two LP tanks and have them reading on my Victron display. The one tank we have been using has been showing 100% even after 5 nights below 40.
I'll be pulling that tank to reweigh it with at LP scale I keep onboard. I've found it highly accurate for the 20 lb bottles we used to have and now with the 30lb tanks.

(Flame King Propane Tank Digital Scale for 5LB, 10LB, 20LB, 30LB, 40 LB Propane Tanks).

I had tried to get assistance from Mopeka but after telling me to call, I never got a response.

Not sure I will trust the Mopeka pucks only while boondocking since experience says we should have used at least 25% of the tank.
xyzabc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone snag any good Blackfriday/Cyber monday goodies? tonyjasper Our Community 3 11-29-2022 04:46 AM
Micro-Air Cyber Monday Discount code kscherzi General Repair Forum 0 11-21-2021 07:56 PM
Loose Tank cover after adding Mopeka tank halos Fipp 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 9 08-07-2020 06:26 PM
Cyber Monday for the Interstate? InterBlog Sprinter and B-van Forum 2 11-26-2018 02:48 PM
SD truck springs cyber monday sale Gregsch Classic Motorhomes 0 12-01-2014 06:04 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.