Tuesday, April 4, 2017
tank was recalled, I replaced it with a standard steel 30 lb tank which was approximately the same size as the 25 pound fiberglass tank.
Tanks with float gauges exist, but are very hard (impossible??) to find in a 30 pound version.
The end result is that I've been looking for an accurate way to easily know the level of LP gas in our Scamp's 30 pound tank for years. Pressure gauges don't work but a lot are sold. The old boiling water trick or the boiling water tape are a hassle, especially when the tank is hidden behind a shroud. I've been using a luggage scale, but that means undressing and de-mounting the tank.
A couple years ago some ultrasonic, handheld devices were released but got very mixed reviews. This year I spotted the mention of the TankCheck sensor in a Camping World catalog. Turns out it's available from a variety of sources including Amazon, if they can keep it in stock!
I've had it in place for a month or so now. I don't know how long the battery in the sensor will last, but I LOVE knowing how much gas I have left with no more effort than looking at an app.