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Old 02-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Wireless remote temp gauge

I purchased a temp package that includes remote temperature reading. I will mount the main unit in the sitting area of the MH to show inside temperature. Could anyone recommend the best location for the exterior sensor?
1. Should not be mounted in direct sunlight.
2. Should not be mounted where it could pick up temp readings from other sources IE engines, air conditioners, gens etc.
3. Should not be mounted where it can get blown away when driving.
This takes the roof or any exterior location out of the mix as you never know which way you will park your rig. So where is the best place to locate the sensor. It is 1" X'1' X 3" and runs on a AA battery.

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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We installed one of those on a previous coach. I placed the outside sensor beside the door, which would be covered by the awning when it was extend... thus not in direct sunlight. I also drilled two small holes and attached the sensor with sealant and screws. The reason to avoid direct sunlight is it will give you a false temp reading.

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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I installed ours behind the front bumper, protected from direct sunlight, and protected from road hazards - has worked perfectly for us - our '02 Dodge/Cummins, used to pull our 5er, has the OEM sensor mounted in the area behind the front grille - it also works quite well.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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RVtomtom: You have nailed all the locational "issues." No one mounting place will always address all these "issues."

I mount the sender using heavy duty Velcro tape as you will need multiple places to move it to depending on how you are camped each time you set up camp. Sun will be on differing sides, genset/furnace use may be a factor at one camp and not the next, etc.

I have Velcro locations on both sides under the slideouts, and front and back locations. Frequently I actually have it off the rig and resting against a tree. It all depends on each camp and each will be different.

Make sure each location is safe-to-travel with the remote still attached. The last thing we need is yet another departure checklist item!
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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We place the remote in a flower pot with artificial flowers, just outside the entry door.

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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When we had our bumper pull, I mounted ours up behind the front frame member of the trailer. Shaded, out of the elements and protected from road debris by an "I" beam.

Now that we've got a 5ver, the sensor sits inside the LP tank compartment. The compartment is open on the bottom so that there is good air flow, it is out of the elements and protected from water and debris. The LP compartment is isolated from the basement so that it isn't affected by the heating ducts in that section of the 5ver. There is ample room in the compartment to locate the sensor away from the tank so that the LP coolness doesn't artificially affect the temperature. I use Command Picture hanger strips to mount it against the forward bulkhead in the compartment. Easy to pull off to change the batteries and holds much better than Velcro. Love those Command products

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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On a piece of wood on a slide support under the slide...for use in CG only...just remember to get it before bringing in the slide.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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Bought two sets at Wallyworld for $10 each. Mounted the inside sensors one in the living room and the other in the bedroom. Mounted one outside sensor on passenger side in a storage box. The other on driver side in wet bay. The wet bay sensor lets me keep an eye on the cold to protect against freezing temps. It is heated with furnace but I do not use furnace much, using electric heaters mostly, at least when in campgrounds.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #9
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The mount thaat came with ours allows us to take it off whentraveling and put it right back on when stopped---it is right outsie the front door. Handy. I also put one in the sewer service bay so I couold monitor freezing temperature there. works great.

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