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Old 10-20-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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RV friendly Weather Stations

I have seen a few RV-ers with a small portable weather station (wind speed, temp, pressure, maybe rainfall) on a pole or post on the back of their RVs. Without mounting some outrageously big or ugly setup, I wouldn't mind a Weather Station I could put up when I go places for an extended time. I've seen some wireless setups at Costco or SAMs but I wonder if the wireless signal actually works to a receiver in a big aluminum RV.

Anybody have any suggestions, pictures, recommendations?

Before the pundits say use your iPhone instead, or a computer,the weather values are somewhat a hobby for me and I go some places that the internet doesn't go!
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We have this AcuRite 8" Professional Digital Wireless Weather Center - Walmart.com and really like it. Signal strength is not a problem. The only downside is that the anemometer cups are fragile. First time around I mounted it on the roof of the MH. 8 hours of 60mph wind broke the cups off after a few days. Spare parts were not available so I bit the bullet and bought another one, which I set up only when we are parked. Unexpected bonus was that it works with both display units, so I have one in the living area and one in the bedroom.
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Thanks. Those anemometer cups do look fragile.
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We have this AcuRite 8" Professional Digital Wireless Weather Center - Walmart.com and really like it. Signal strength is not a problem. The only downside is that the anemometer cups are fragile. First time around I mounted it on the roof of the MH. 8 hours of 60mph wind broke the cups off after a few days. Spare parts were not available so I bit the bullet and bought another one, which I set up only when we are parked. Unexpected bonus was that it works with both display units, so I have one in the living area and one in the bedroom.
We have the same unit. Love it,mainly because we get real time weather information, at the camper, not 10 miles away at a station.
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I have a Davis Vue on the S&B - it's a single packed unit, don't see why
it could not be mounted to a mast on the RV.

Davis Instruments Vantage Vue Wireless Station includes console and sensor suite - Davis Instruments Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station from Davis Instruments
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We have this AcuRite 8" Professional Digital Wireless Weather Center - Walmart.com and really like it. Signal strength is not a problem. The only downside is that the anemometer cups are fragile. First time around I mounted it on the roof of the MH. 8 hours of 60mph wind broke the cups off after a few days. Spare parts were not available so I bit the bullet and bought another one, which I set up only when we are parked. Unexpected bonus was that it works with both display units, so I have one in the living area and one in the bedroom.
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The next time you need new cups they can be had here Klockit - AcuRite 5N1WCBSA Replacement 5-in-1 Sensor Wind Cups Assembly for under $30

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The next time you need new cups they can be had here Klockit - AcuRite 5N1WCBSA Replacement 5-in-1 Sensor Wind Cups Assembly for under $30

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