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Old 08-30-2018, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default See Level Gauges....a useful upgrade???

Those of us who are frustrated by tanks reading full when they are empty or 1/4 full know how annoying this is......

How many of you would consider that this adds value.....and would you install them or have them installed...to make your life easier???

Roadtreks have a terrible internal guage placed in the tanks..... very unreliable.....in fact, they freely admit that the guage is merely an estimate.....almost useless....

They might as well have just skipped installation they are so bad....
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See Level gauges work well. Installation is pretty easy if you have access to one side of each tank that is flat from bottom to top.

Note that the manufacturer recommends coating the sensor strips with a specific kind of undercoating after installation to protect them from moisture. There is a service bulletin that specifies this.
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See Level gauges work well. Installation is pretty easy if you have access to one side of each tank that is flat from bottom to top.

Note that the manufacturer recommends coating the sensor strips with a specific kind of undercoating after installation to protect them from moisture. There is a service bulletin that specifies this.
So, you'd agree that it ADDS value... not only for the time you own the rig, but, makes it more of a sales feature at resale???

I would be very dissatisfied if it were just a little better...

I expect electronics to work.....

On another note... that's why I have a very sophisticated navigation and sound system as well.. all integrated with my cellphone...hands free...
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So, you'd agree that it ADDS value... not only for the time you own the rig, but, makes it more of a sales feature at resale???

I would be very dissatisfied if it were just a little better...

I expect electronics to work.....

On another note... that's why I have a very sophisticated navigation and sound system as well.. all integrated with my cellphone...hands free...
I wouldn't care for this as resale feature or something I would spend $$ on. I have said before we have about 20 flushes and full. Easy enough to test one-time and then keep track of going forward.
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:24 PM   #5
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The back and gray tank lights are interesting, but just don't need them.

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So, you'd agree that it ADDS value... not only for the time you own the rig, but, makes it more of a sales feature at resale???

I would be very dissatisfied if it were just a little better...
For us, it really doesn't matter if it adds value or resale ease, or not, as it is an upgrade to the camping experience by removing an issue that was kind of irritating for us.



Trying to put a dollar value on everything you do to an RV is an exercise in futility, as very few "investments" would ever get a positive payback. Camping is recreation, not a profit center or investment.


If you are looking to put in a Seelevel setup for return on investment, don't do it.


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I expect electronics to work.....

On another note... that's why I have a very sophisticated navigation and sound system as well.. all integrated with my cellphone...hands free...

You have that system because you expect it to work? I would think you would want it to listen to............. of course this is off topic of sewer systems
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So, you'd agree that it ADDS value... not only for the time you own the rig, but, makes it more of a sales feature at resale???
I didn't say that.
I have no idea whether it would add resale value. Don't really care. Our van is for us.
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Tank level indicators rarely work in any RV. I know my approximate levels by habit and by keeping track of water usage. A working gauge would be nice, but not a great "value" item to me and would have zero impact on desirability of a particular unit.
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I agree with what others are saying - I would use them if they worked reliably, but honestly not much need for them so having ones that don't work is really just an aggravation - always reminding me that I have paid good $ for something useless!

I wouldn't spend more $ (and time) to replace them with ones that may (or may not?) be better.

The only gauge that I can see much value in having is propane - and I suspect that is probably the one that is most likely to work ok! (compared to waste tank levels)

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I agree with what others are saying - I would use them if they worked reliably, but honestly not much need for them so having ones that don't work is really just an aggravation - always reminding me that I have paid good $ for something useless!

I wouldn't spend more $ (and time) to replace them with ones that may (or may not?) be better.

The only gauge that I can see much value in having is propane - and I suspect that is probably the one that is most likely to work ok! (compared to waste tank levels)

Brian.
YES... it's remarkably accurate..... compared with the tanks.
My RV shop that works on my rig said that the extremely tight clearances on the Roadtrek RS Adventurous makes it extremely difficult to install See Level guages correctly..... they did say that they would guarantee them to work perfectly.... but, I'm not ready to spend money on this luxury.... not until I'm too frustrated... we'll see...

In the meantime.... just waiting....
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