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Old 05-22-2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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Temperature monitors

Iím looking for temperature sensors for the tanks and storage space in my fifth wheel so they donít freeze up when weíre using it in the wintertime. Any suggestions?
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Iím looking for temperature sensors for the tanks and storage space in my fifth wheel so they donít freeze up when weíre using it in the wintertime. Any suggestions?
There are several company's that make remote Indoor/Outdoor thermometers. You could place the outdoor sensor in a location near the tanks in an outdoor compartment. If the tanks aren't heated they will assume the ambient temperature of the compartment. Just knowing the tank temperature will not prevent them from freezing. You will need to heat the compartment or tank to prevent that.
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Take a look at Oregon Scientific.com lots of choices for temp monitoring.
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As stated, knowing the temp won't prevent freezing but you could get a thermometer with an alarm setting if you want to do something manually.

Alternately, you might consider something like a thermocube:

https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail....hoC1UAQAvD_BwE

and have a heater mounted to come on when it gets cold to keep things from freezing.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:59 AM   #5
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Look on Amazon, hundreds available, some with multiple senders, variety of prices.
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I bought a super cheap one at the local hardware store. Comes with 1 remote sensor which you can affix anywhere. I have it under the cap of my 5th wheel to get the outside temp but you could put in near the water pipes.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I bought a multi-zone thermometer with three remote sensors at Wal-Mart. I put one sensor in the wet bay, one in the tank bay, and one in the equipment bay where the water pump and water distribution manifold are located. Works great!


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Sonoff makes a WIFI temperature and humidity monitor. Works with your cell phone and has the ability to turn a heater on at a certain temperature.

Sonoff TH: Remote Control Devices via Temperature & Humidity

https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/sonoff-th.html
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I bought a multi-zone thermometer with three remote sensors at Wal-Mart. I put one sensor in the wet bay, one in the tank bay, and one in the equipment bay where the water pump and water distribution manifold are located. Works great!


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What is the brand name of that unit? Something simple like that is all I'm looking for.
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Be aware that wireless thermometers can interfere with tire pressure monitoring systems. I had to buy a brand that transmits outside of the band range of the thermometer.
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I have a remote setup that monitors three sensors, got it at CW a few years ago. Readout is in the stick house kitchen, one on the fence for outside temp, one on the MH countertop and the third in the wet bay. No alarm but it records and stores both high and low temps.
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