water tank gauge

Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 20:01
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Hi folks wondering if u think water gauges are worthwhile for caravans and if they are expensive to buy and have installed

Thanks BJ
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Reply By: Wilgadene - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:55

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:55
Hi BJ,
I fitted one to our caravan a few years back and find it very handy. I have 2 x tanks but only fitted one guage. I just use the tank without guage first and when it runs out switch over to the guaged one and know what water I have left. It was an easy DIY job.

The link below has price and fitting instruction

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Cheers
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Reply By: Witi Repartee - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 23:48

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 23:48
Yes it is worthwhile. Makes everyone more conscious of water usage...and gives an approximate guide of usage/ available water supply.
I bought mine from Camec...(google them) and fitted it in situ myself. Trickiest part was running wires from underneath up thru wall and cupboards to a spot near the sink and tap.
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Reply By: P2D2 - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 21:25

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 21:25
Fitted one of these flow meters and mounted 30cm after 12V pump to avoid flow disturbance. Is in a cupboard inside the caravan and can see amount of water used. Reset after each tank fill.
http://www.hoselink.com.au/buy/flow-meter-gauge/5815

Bunnings have exactly the same unit in a Holman brand with Gardena click on fittings for same price.
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