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Old 07-30-2016, 06:43 AM   #1
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Silly question-Thermometer Placement

One of the most common questions asked in the rig, on any Road trip is: What's the temperature?

The built in dash thermometer in our Thor Ace is always wrong. It runs about 8 degrees hot, and it's not really available when we aren't driving anyway. So I bout a cheap digital thermometer, with a wireless remote sensor so we can get inside and outside temperatures.

So here's the dumb little problem: I can't find a good spot for the outside sensor.

It can't go outside the shell of the RV because it would get hit by direct sun. I tried attaching it underneath the tow bar frame, but I have found that even though it is accurate in camp, it's always 10 or 12 degrees hot while driving, because of engine heat draft flowing below the rig.

Whatever shall I do? ☺️

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Old 07-30-2016, 06:49 AM   #2
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One of the most common questions asked in the rig, on any Road trip is: What's the temperature?

The built in dash thermometer in our Thor Ace is always wrong. It runs about 8 degrees hot, and it's not really available when we aren't driving anyway. So I bout a cheap digital thermometer, with a wireless remote sensor so we can get inside and outside temperatures.

So here's the dumb little problem: I can't find a good spot for the outside sensor.

It can't go outside the shell of the RV because it would get hit by direct sun. I tried attaching it underneath the tow bar frame, but I have found that even though it is accurate in camp, it's always 10 or 12 degrees hot while driving, because of engine heat draft flowing below the rig.

Whatever shall I do? ☺️

--DonK
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My Propane and fuel compartment is open on the bottom. I mounted a remote sensor here but really only monitor when I'm stationary and not while driving.
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My Propane and fuel compartment is open on the bottom. I mounted a remote sensor here but really only monitor when I'm stationary and not while driving.

Same here!
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My Propane and fuel compartment is open on the bottom. I mounted a remote sensor here but really only monitor when I'm stationary and not while driving.
I've done the same thing and I use it only when stationary
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I put my remote sender by the propane tank because it's wide open around it.
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I have seen the transmitter mounted on the mirror. I bought a cheap thermometer with wire sensor ran wire out window and taped sensor to mirror.
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