Patented RV Tank Gauge Sets Sights on Disrupting Industry

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As more people turn to RVing, many for the first time, the industry is presented with a unique opportunity to convert first time RVers into lifelong enthusiasts. The pressure to ensure that this first-time experience for new RVers is free of unpleasant surprises, or frustrations with the performance of their RV, is key in achieving high, long-term customer conversion rates.

For inventor, retired engineer and RV enthusiast, John Vander Horst, creating the best possible experience with the operations of an RV, for both the traveler and the RV industry, is mission critical. This week, Vander Horst launched his most recent invention, the Horst Miracle Gauge. The inventor said Horst Miracle Gauge solves the frustration of unreliable and inaccurate level readings of fresh, gray and black tanks.

Some tank monitoring solutions provide only three possible readings: one-third, two-thirds and full. Even when functioning properly, Vander Horst said, this provides inadequate information, often leading to unnecessary uncertainty and action. He said the performance of existing tank monitoring solutions is notoriously unreliable, requiring diagnostics and maintenance to ensure the measurement system can even function. The process of maintaining existing systems means investing time and energy in the least appealing aspect of RVing, which he said reduces customer satisfaction, all while increasing the total cost of ownership.

The newly patented Horst Miracle Gauge can measure tank depth with up to 1/8-inch accuracy. The patented design is reliable, virtually maintenance free and easy to install, the inventor said. The customer turns a knob to select their tank, pushes a button and the gauge relays the tanks’ depth in inches.

As the inventor of the Horst Miracle Probe, which similarly improved upon the traditional approach to tank measurement, Vander Horst said he has a unique perspective about how he expects the Horst Miracle Gauge to out-perform even his own, previous invention and disrupt the industry.

“Today’s RV industry is invested in a singular approach to tank measurement that relies on sensors and conductivity, which is inherently susceptible to errors and system failures,” Vander Horst. “The Horst Miracle Gauge introduces an entirely different approach to measuring tank depth that relies on low pressure pneumatics, which we believe is the ultimate solution to accurate and reliable tank measurement.”

Click here to learn about the science behind the gauge and to see product demos.

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