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Old 08-11-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Temp Sensor Thermostat/Gun???

Some time ago I read a number of posts about tire pressure monitoring and remember several folks saying they had a device which they could use at rest stops to point at each of their wheels to read the temps of each to maybe get an early warning of trouble ahead.

That's not the application I'm interested in but would like to know if anyone can recommend a product for this purpose.

While sweltering here in Minnesota I've become VERY interested in making sure my A/C is efficient and I can identify leaks, etc.

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I have a Fluke IR temperature meter and a $20 special. There's no question the Fluke is better with it's IR pointer and memory and Fluke quality, but it's a lot more expensive than the cheapy. BTW, the Cheapy does a pretty job. You can find these things in most hardware stores and on line.

BTW, I used my fluke to balance the cooling system in my house--what a difference! I'm not sure how much effect you can have on the relatively small space in an RV. If it works out, let us know how well and what you did.

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Old 08-11-2010, 01:36 PM   #3
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Rick,

I have the Fluke 62 temperature gun. Since I have the Hawkshead pressure and temperature monitor system, I don't use it much since I can see all the tire temps on the Hawkshead screen.
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This is the one I have, Raytek MT6 MiniTemp Infrared Thermometer.
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Mine is similar to the one Route 66 shows. I works good enough for me. I've seen similar in Harbor Freight for about 40 bucks
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The unit mentioned above: Amazon.com: Raytek MT6 MiniTemp Infrared Thermometer: Automotive

Is 1/2 off at Amazon.com $49.41
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These temp "guns" can be quite useful for many items other than temp readings on tires/brakes/AC. If you have one that will read higher temps then use can check range oven for correct baking temps also/etc.
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Harbor Freight has 2 models of infrared temperature sensors - both are on sale now.
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Hawkshead TPMS Monitor

I recommend you look into this unit. I have just purchased one, Continuous feedback on Tempurature and pressure readouts with automatic warnings, plus you can replace the batteries in the wheel sensors yourself.
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Thanks again all. I've order the Raytek via Amazon.

I'm not really getting it for checking my tires but more A/C and general purpose use. I've had a Doran 360 TPMS for a couple of years now that I'm happy with.
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I placed an order for this device two days ago: Amazon.com: Raytek MT6 MiniTemp Infrared Thermometer: Automotive

Is 1/2 off at Amazon.com $49.41
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