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Old 06-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Tank monitor panel

I think the monitor panel on my TT is blown. It's a very basic type. All the sensors plug into a circuit board (one plug) that indicates the levels in all tanks and the level of charge on the battery. Went to a couple of dealers - they don't carry replacement parts, but said they could order from the manufacturer (Forrest River) and would cost about $70 to $80 just for the shipping from Indiana. They estimate the cost of the panel around $200. This all seems rather high for a simple looking circuit board that is designed to light up tank levels. Looking for thoughts or info on where I might get a new one for reasonable dollars. These are Cdn dollars.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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Contact Forest River yourself. They might sell direct to you. If you have the part number and manufacturer, you might contact them. Why pay for the dealer's cut? If it's as simple as you say (and it probably is) you might swap it yourself and save even more.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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That looks like about the going list price:
KIB M21VW Micro Monitor System : : Automotive
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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Ours blew and no longer worked so then Thom bought a replacement board from a salvage yard for $60 and it did not work either. He then went to Radio Shack and Fry's and got new op amps and new transistors. Only had to replace the op amps. If you know something about all the parts and bits on the boards and soldering you can see about fixing it yourself. Total I think it cost less than $15 total for all the little parts. Now we have 2 boards that work since he's fixed both
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the thoughts.... It is a kib23vwl. So I went to their web site and contacted their service support. Guy there didn't think there was anything wrong with board, but suggested I trace the ground wire to make sure it was connected or didn't have a break in it. Sure enough it had become separated from its ground. Did the repairs myself, everything is back to normal. No costs, just a little time and some great service from the manufacturer. BTW, the part would only have cost US$35.
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