Monday, December 1, 2014
Whew - I've Got Gas!
I've drooled over the ultrasonic Truma LevelCheck since I first saw an advertisement, but $70 plus shipping seems steep. None the less, I like the concept.
I spotted this scale in a sports store the other day. The price was right and it jumped into my cart with some other stuff.
Thanks to the scale, I know that I still have nearly a half a tank of gas.
While researching this post, I ran across Moscap Engineering's Gas Check Level Indicator. Currently $29.95 w free shipping. Now to con one of my friends into trying it first.
Posted by Just Finding Our Way at 2:30 PM
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Who could resist clicking on that title!ReplyDelete
The ultrasonic gauge intrigues me. I have it bookmarked. Maybe I can resist buying it. But probably not. :)
I just checked Amazon today for the Moscap Engineering unit. From the reviews it looks like they may have some significant quality assurance issues. The Truma unit isn't available from Amazon. If you get one I'd love to hear how well it works.Delete
I will probably wait till this trip is over since I am trying to work campgrounds into the budget first. :)ReplyDelete
I sure know how that goes! So glad to be in the west with lots of boondocking options.Delete
None of our gas gauges ever worked properly....now I just resort to pouring very hot water on the tank while the stove is on. When the tank is hot to my hand.... all the way to the bottom....I'm about out!ReplyDelete
Integral float gauges work and 20 pound tanks are available with them, but aftermarket pressure gauges are useless since the vapor pressure doesn't vary until the tank is essentially empty. I've used the hot water trick but hate to use fuel to see how much fuel is remaining. I'm still hoping the Truma is successful.Delete
When I moved out to the boondock in Virgin, I bought me a Mr. Buddy heater which I have been running off my 1.5 gal "tiny tank" that I had for my BBQ grill. I have been wishing I knew what the tank weighed empty. Now I know! TW = 9.9 lbs! THANKS! Great post!ReplyDelete
Now all you need is a relatively accurate scale.Delete
Looking forward to seeing you in our neighborhood.