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Old 04-01-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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Dometic propane tank sensor

Has anyone purchased one of these? I saw one demo'ed at the RV dealer yesterday. They had a $65 price tag on it but good old Amazon has them for $50.
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Search "gascheck" on Anazon. Looks like the same thing. A search Google for " Truma levelcheck" will yield a similar product. These devices look like a real solution to propane level sensors.
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For $20.00 at Costco I got a gauge that screwed into the valve the hose then screwed into it and it tells me at a glance how much Propane I have left...
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For $20.00 at Costco I got a gauge that screwed into the valve the hose then screwed into it and it tells me at a glance how much Propane I have left...
From what I've heard, a measure of tank pressure is not a good indicator of remaining propane.
Our local propane dealer tells me that they only true measure is by weight. That would be great if the tanks each sat on a scale in my 5er.
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For $20.00 at Costco I got a gauge that screwed into the valve the hose then screwed into it and it tells me at a glance how much Propane I have left...
$12 at Walmart...I had an issue with these where it would work for a day or two then shut itself off. Would not allow propane to flow. I tried a second one and it did the same thing.
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Search "gascheck" on Anazon. Looks like the same thing. A search Google for " Truma levelcheck" will yield a similar product. These devices look like a real solution to propane level sensors.
I saw the Gascheck on Amazon. Price was reduced by about half but far from good reviews, more 1star than any other rating. The Truma looks interesting though. Seems it was awarded best new product or technology in Germany.
We ran out of propane last weekend, thus this search for a prevention method. Unhooking and shaking those big tanks is not the answer.
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The Dometic device is made by Truma, according to their website. Looks like a repackaging only deal.
May have to get one from Amazon and do some testing before their return period runs out.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:12 AM   #7
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We carry a bathroom scale, I use it to weigh the tank when there is a question.
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For $20.00 at Costco I got a gauge that screwed into the valve the hose then screwed into it and it tells me at a glance how much Propane I have left...
My old trailer had only one 20# propane tank, and I was always afraid of running out of LPG. I purchased one of those screw-in gauges and was not happy with it at all. Would indicate a full tank or an empty one, but nothing in between. I ended up putting it on the grill, but even there it wasn't much good. I mean I could already tell the tank was empty because the furnace/grill wouldn't work!

The "Truma/Gascheck" looks to be a much better solution. JMHO!
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Apparently DOMETIC is not yet offering the Truma product in the US, but it is available on the Truma LevelCheck or the TRUMA sites. Amazon offers a MosCap product. It is probably only a matter of time before it is sold through Amazon ...
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$12 at Walmart...I had an issue with these where it would work for a day or two then shut itself off. Would not allow propane to flow. I tried a second one and it did the same thing.
Mine have worked perfect since I got them 2 years ago.. guess this proves you get what you pay for.. Walmart sells cheap schlock and I avoid shopping there..
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