Fresh water level - crazy idea
I had a (probably) crazy idea while driving into work this morning.
We are getting ready for the first trip in our new 5er. Tanks are a bit smaller than our old rig. Tank sensors in the old rig were inaccurate at best (and I understand why) which got us to the point of having a pretty good idea by usage where we stood on fresh water and gray tank levels.
Faced with the prospect of "learning" a new rig, I had an idea pop into my head:
What if a count up timer was installed that counted the time that the water pump runs and use that as a gauge of water level in the fresh tank? While it may not be perfect, I have to believe that it would be more accurate than the current style of sensors after you learn how much pump run time equates to a full tank. Being re-setable would make it easy.
I'd be interested in your thoughts on this and also be interested if anyone knows what I would google to look to purchase. I tried googling timers and count up timers, but didn't find anything outside of small engine tachometers that only go to the 1/10th hour. Essentially, looking for a digital hour meter (that would count to 2 decimals to get reasonable precision) that I could hook to the water pump.
If I can find something reasonable ($20 to $30), and get some ideas for how to install it from those here that are much smarter than I am, I'll give it a try and report back.
2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5BHDS (ordered 12/30/15, delivered 3/8/16)
2015 F-350 crew cab, short bed, 6.7L PSD, Pullrite Superglide 3300 hitch