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Our Landau did not have a remote LP level gauge when I installed our SeeLevel II system. I bought the proper snap on tank sending unit on eBay and replaced the existing gauge head on the tank with it. With one wire grounded and the other wire extended and routed to the SeeLevel panel, it works perfectly. I did have to calibrate the SeeLevel per the included instructions after having the tank filled. That's a one time thing though, and it's pretty simple to do. A SeeLevel panel model that's set up for LP level reading is required of course.

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Our DRV has a Seelevel monitor system and I want to install a sending unit so my system can monitor the quantity of LPG.

 

 

I've never used one myself, but they are supposed to be quite accurate.. except for LPG to a degree. It's my understanding that the seelevel sensor can not be installed in steel portable LP tanks.. only on horizontally mounted motorhome tanks.

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Hmm. I've never seen a mechanical gauge on a DOT tank before. I could be wrong though. It seems like there are always new innovations.

 

A lot of built in and add-on pressure type gauges, but those are highly inaccurate since internal pressure fluctuates so much. They might give you an idea of 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 after resting... and you take into account the ambient temperature, but not much more than that. Hot water down the side or a weight gauge would be much more accurate. I hate to waste water and don't care to undo the tank retainer to weigh so I cheat and use a Truma. It will give me a true level reading at any time, at any pressure with gas flow or not, since it indicates the actual fluid level inside the tank.

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I don't know of any portable propane bottles that come with a level sensor, especially a sensor that can send a signal to a remote display. I did a search on the internet via three different search engines and found no tanks with level indication and while I found a fairly wide range of aftermarket level sensors, none of them had any provision for remote sensing. The most common ones screw on to the tank fitting between the tank and the pressure regulator and sense the pressure from the bottle. There are several other interesting types of level detectors, but none are what you seem to be looking for.

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Hmm. I've never seen a mechanical gauge on a DOT tank before. I could be wrong though. It seems like there are always new innovations.

 

A lot of built in and add-on pressure type gauges, but those are highly inaccurate since internal pressure fluctuates so much. They might give you an idea of 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 after resting... and you take into account the ambient temperature, but not much more than that. Hot water down the side or a weight gauge would be much more accurate. I hate to waste water and don't care to undo the tank retainer to weigh so I cheat and use a Truma. It will give me a true level reading at any time, at any pressure with gas flow or not, since it indicates the actual fluid level inside the tank.

 

Manchester Tank lists 20, 30, and 40 pound DOT vertical cylinders with capacity gauges, plus a number of other sizes. The gauges used to be float operated, and may still be, although I've read some notes recently that suggest they're using a magnetic setup now. As I recall from the reviews on the vertical float gauges, they weren't all that accurate.

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