Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-10-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Horizonchase's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 649
Running themperature wire to the outside of the motor home.

We have purchased and indoor/outdoor thermometer with a built in humidity monitor. I was wondering how to route the wire to the outside of the motor home so that it can best monitor the outside temperature. Which route should the wire take? Through a window? Drill a hole? What have others done?
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Horizonchase is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Horizonchase's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 649
Running temperature wire to the outside of the motor home.

We have purchased and indoor/outdoor thermometer with a built in humidity monitor. I was wondering how to route the wire to the outside of the motor home so that it can best monitor the outside temperature. Which route should the wire take? Through a window? Drill a hole? What have others done?
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Horizonchase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
palehorse89's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,777
Take that one back and get one that does all the features that you want and they are wireless. No holes......

http://www.amazon.com/Indoor-Outdoor.../dp/B007U6A692
__________________
2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
LeeB's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 1,325
I an not sure how yours is laid out (I will soon I have a 2013 VP24G on order) but in previous Motor Homes I ran the wire down through the refrigerator vent and the a location away from the vent.....

Good Luck LeeB
__________________
2004 Itasca Meridian 34H Being Pushed By A 96 Tracker
If you don't stand behind our TROOPS, Feel Free to stand in front of them
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
LeeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hudsoner's Avatar


 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Wisconsin suburbs of the Twin Cities
Posts: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
Take that one back and get one that does all the features that you want and they are wireless. No holes......

Amazon.com: National Geographic 312NC Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Thermometer & Hygrometer: Patio, Lawn & Garden
That's what I did. I have two wireless units, with one sensor on each side of the RV. This way one sensor is always in the shade.
__________________
2001 Hurricane 29D
2015 Kia Sorento
Kymco Motor Scooter
Maya the Rottweiler/Great Dane Mix
Hudsoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Fred and Bonnie's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest or SoCal
Posts: 2,839
Send a message via ICQ to Fred and Bonnie
Our outdoor wireless sensors are placed in a basket with artificial flowers.

fred
__________________
Fred and Bonnie
2005 Dolphin LX 6375
Abby, Ruffles & Scarlett, "The Cats"
Fred and Bonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Horizonchase's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 649
I hadn't any idea that there were wireless models. I think I will return it. I purchased it at Walmart and they are very good about returns.
Thanks again!
__________________
Horizonchase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Janesville, wi
Posts: 633
My wired one has the button outside the window under the awning, just slide window open, double sided tape the button, close window against the wire. No problem. That gives the outside temp. Then I have one with a wireless remote. The remote is in the fridge. Now i know the outside temp, the inside temp, & the other "outside" is the refridge temp...
__________________
Tom3205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Gadget63's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 986
Send a message via AIM to Gadget63 Send a message via Yahoo to Gadget63
walmart has some decent wireless units too. check them out online too
__________________
Richie, Rose and our Australian Terrier Harley
2004 Bounder 35R, 2012 ACME EZtow,2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Gadget63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cold Spring , Minnesota
Posts: 255
Walmart has a Wireless Acurite for $9.98 that has a large display and shows the current temp & the max high & low for 24 hrs & then resets itself for the next 24 hrs. Push the top bar to show either the indoor or outdoor temps on constant display. In cold weather the transmitter can be moved to watch & record the air temp in the water compartment. For $10 each you can afford to buy several. A sender can be installed in a upright position on the back side of the front bumper. (This model doesn't show humidity)
Dwight
__________________
1995 F53 35U Bounder, Wide Body-Large Vertical Windows-NO SLIDES, Front Axle-Davis Tru-Trac Bar, Rear Axle-SuperSteer Trac Bar, TowBar/Brake System-NSA ReadyBrute Elite, Family Motor Coach Association F 513--F 513s
Dwight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Gary G.'s Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nampa, ID
Posts: 188
That's why I bought indoor outdoor themometer with a wireless sensor from Walmart. About $15. It works great. I have tried putting the outdoor sensor in different places outside my MH. I have it now attached to the rear hitch with a zip tie. I'll move it when we hit the road. It works great. It shows within one degrees of the indoor cab rearview mirror exterior temp. I got this cause I didn't want to worry with what your are trying to do. Just an idea.
__________________
"It is what it is"...forward ho!

20016 - Starcraft Launch Ultra Lite - 26BHS travel trailer
Gary G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,808
Wireless here as well. If wired maybe put the indoor unit where one could run the wire throught the edge of the floor and into the propane tank area.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
traveler of california's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,048
In what department at Walmart would I find this thermometer?

Nick
__________________
traveler of california is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 148
I ran mine through the drivers side window by pressing it into the channel that the window butts up against.
I then mounted the guage down by the arm rest so I could see the temp. when driving down the road.

Mike
__________________

__________________
2004 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ 330 Cummins
S/N 1RF42464342027368
Mtn.Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.