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Old 12-04-2011, 09:03 PM   #15
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I have two remote sensors taped to the awning arms on each side of my coach. One will usually be in the sun and the other, of course, in the shade.

I also have a wired sensor run from my dash through the engine compartment to the inside part of my grille where the sun won't hit it.

At night they are all pretty close to the same temp so I know they are working correctly.

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #16
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Exclamation UPDATE:

Some notes after having the outdoor unit in with the propane tanks for the last week: I suspended it from the tank hold-down with some wire so it is not directly touching any metal (besides the wire itself). The temperature seems to be the most accurate of all of the locations I have tried. It is up near the top of the cover which should keep it safe from rain and road debris. I have driven ~150 miles with it there and it is still there. The tank cover also should keep it safe from driving winds so no problem there.

As a side note: This unit is quite nice. It has a forecast function that seems to work quite well. Only complaint I have is that there is no wind information (by choice since I didn't want to worry about setting up/removing an anemometer when traveling). So far, very happy with it!!

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #17
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I did not have my outdoor sensor mounted anywhere so I could move it out of the sun if necessary. Well back in October when camping I had it sitting on top of the trailer tire, you could only see it if you knelt down. I did not even think about it again until I got home from the trip, no doubt it got crushed when I pulled forward . Now I need a new sensor but will have a dedicated spot for it, sun or no sun!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #18
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Check out the one Costco sells. I bought one for the coach and went back and picked up another for the house. It has a hugh display and it is back lit. I just wire tied the outside under neath the large slide. Works great. Wife velcrode the inside one to the sink. She velcros everthing. I wish it came as a face mask.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #19
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Not sure how big your sensor is, as I just have an indoor/outdoor thermomenter. I mounted the sensor onto the 120v oultlet cover using velcro and have towed it for 1,000 miles that way. I can take it on and off but haven't. Seems to hold up well. When the awning is open it is in the shade seems to give a realistic reading?
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:23 AM   #20
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Just ordered from REI a Lacrosse under $22 with free shipping. La Crosse Wireless Thermometer with Clock - Free Shipping at REI.com
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #21
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Just ordered from REI a Lacrosse under $22 with free shipping. La Crosse Wireless Thermometer with Clock - Free Shipping at REI.com
Actually, I put the remote sensor in the fridge. Main unit attached to wall by the dinette. Now I know at a glance the temp inside the trailer,AND, the temp inside the fridge.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #22
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We place our "outside" remote unit in our refrigerator. Knowing the temp in the frige is more important then using it for the outside air temp. Outside temp can be had from other sources...
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #23
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Well.. I put mine in the propane bay, A good well insulated door keeps the sun from overheating it, it's open to fresh air on the bottom, Only issue is that when I run the Generator this bay gets warmer due to the locaiton of the genny. (Across from propane tank)

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