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Old 05-11-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Battery monitor and water tank level gauge add on

Just picked up a Rockwood 2514g. So far we are really happy with it. A friend of mine has a camper with a battery monitor (charge level gauge) and also an electric water level gauge. As far as he knows these were factory. I would like to add them to mine, but haven't had any luck finding them. Any ideas? I don't know if this is even possible, but I figured this was the place to ask!
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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Just picked up a Rockwood 2514g. So far we are really happy with it. A friend of mine has a camper with a battery monitor (charge level gauge) and also an electric water level gauge. As far as he knows these were factory. I would like to add them to mine, but haven't had any luck finding them. Any ideas? I don't know if this is even possible, but I figured this was the place to ask!

Here you go.
All you have to do is attached to battery and add your tank sensors.

Fresh Gray Black Water Battery Tank Monitor Panel camper Trailer RV | eBay


Here is the tank level monitor assembly.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KIB-Micro-Mo...item3cd90d53da


Here is the tank probes. You need 4 probes for each tank
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Quick-Pr...98dd98&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Any experience with either system?
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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This is an excellent battery monitor system.
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...FcNj7AodNmcAUQ
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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I just received my Victron Battery monitor.
Trying to figure out the best location to mount the Shunt. Only has a 4-5 foot positive cable. I also need to by a jumper for the negative battery connection. It did not come with one.
I bought the BMV-600S.
Has anyone ever mounted one of these. Plenty of cable (CAT5) to run from the shunt to the gauge and plenty places to mount the gauge. I'm sure the shunt has to be out of the weather. Maybe mount in some type of box under trailer.
Any suggestions or experience with this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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I don't have a Victron but I mounted my shunt directly to one of my batteries using snap lock 400 (like velcro but a lot stronger), and ran a short wire from the shunt to the battery.
This way, when I pull the batteries, I just pull the shunt off and place it aside till I re-install the batteries.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:02 PM   #7
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Thanks Flagstaff.
I just checked to see how much clearance/room I have in my battery box. No room on the sides. I can mount on top of battery, but when I strap down the lid (Plastic) it will probably touch the two bolts on top (-). Thinks this should be any concern?
What size wire did you use for a jumper? 8 Gauge? I'll check Lowes for the snap lock.
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Yeah...I've done it...generally the shunt is mounted VERY close to the battery...within a couple of feet. Make sure that there is only ONE black wire left on your battery bank....the short one you buy to attach the shunt. all other negative wires should go to the other end of the shunt or you'll get bad readings. If you have too many negative wires to all fit on the end of the shunt...you can make another short jumper cable up and attach it to a bus bar that has room for the connections and then to the shunt. Like this:


It should be kept dry but any kind of reasonable isolation from getting wet under the trailer should work fine as long as you inspect it when you water your batteries. If you're really worried about the location you can tape a baggie or wire loom over it.

If your batteries are in a plastic box...you could take a small square of plywood and mount an electrical waterproof/resistant junction box from home depot to it and place the shunt & connections inside then bolt it to the battery box tapoing and using silicone sealant.
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Trying to find snap lock or loop lock. Any ideas where to purchase it. I know the product. My Easy Pass for toll roads has it on it for on the windshield. Incredibly strong grip.
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Thanks camaraderie,
I will have to mount a small box. That's what I figured I'd have to do. Plastic box is too tight. What size wire do you recommend?
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