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Old 03-02-2016, 03:35 PM   #1
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Alarms for outside temperature monitoring

I wondering if anyone has an idea how to monitor and alarm outside temperature changes. I'm concerned about temps dropping and water hoses/pipes freezing. Any ideas!
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I installed a wireless weather station with a remote sending unit in the open propane bay for outside temperature, and one in my wet bay. I can customize the temperature and humidity alerts.
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Sounds like something that might work for me. Do you have a name and model # to share. Thanks for your help.
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Is this for when the RV is parked in storage, or when you are living in it?

If when in storage, it's the "forecasted" temps that matter.....too late to do anything
when you get the alert that it's -10F and you didn't winterize the plumbing !
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Check out this thread also, as many monitoring options are discussed also


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No, it's when we are camping. I just want to know if the temp drops below freezing at night. I tried one unit and the alarm is so quiet and brief. Would like something to wake me up to turn on the tank heaters on and disconnect the water supply hose to the RV.
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Sounds like something that might work for me. Do you have a name and model # to share. Thanks for your help.
The one I have is a La Crosse C87214 Dual Alarm Clock with USB Charging Port C87214 that I got over the holidays for $20 at Costco. It is full color, shows temperature, humidity, forecast, time & date. It monitors indoor and comes with one remote sensor, but can monitor a total of three, so I purchased an additional one.

Now the bad news is I don't see it on Costco's website, and it looks like the price is around $40 to $50 elsewhere.

There are other models available for less that should work fine for your application.
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No, it's when we are camping. I just want to know if the temp drops below freezing at night. I tried one unit and the alarm is so quiet and brief. Would like something to wake me up to turn on the tank heaters on and disconnect the water supply hose to the RV.
I don't like getting up in the middle of the night, so I look at the forecast instead. If its supposed to stay over 32F, the hose stays attached. It takes a lot for the temperature above 32F to go much below 32F if its not part of a major front. The hose won't freeze solid if it spends a few hours at 30F. Running water in the morning will warm it up since the water underground will be significantly warmer than 32F.
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Thanks everyone for your ideas and suggestions. I'll take it from here, but again thank you all.
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Amazon.com - AcuRite 00606 Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer with Clock -I have been using this for a year and a half.

But I check the forecast and turn on the heated water hose, water heater on AC and open the vanity cabinet doors if it's going to get below freezing. Thermostat is set for 60 degrees F.
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I wondering if anyone has an idea how to monitor and alarm outside temperature changes. I'm concerned about temps dropping and water hoses/pipes freezing. Any ideas!
I suggest this one - I put one sensor in the basement floor below the water tank and the other sensor can go next to your water line on the ground if you like. Each sensor has set-able alarms for too hot and too cold, alarms can be turned on or off to suit situations. For example I turn the alarms off while RV is in storage so the alarms don't go off and run down the batteries.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o02_s00
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We do a lot of winter and cold weather camping. We just keep the water tank about 1/2 full and unhook the hose if it's going to be in the teens. Anything above that generally isn't an issue.
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We use a "trouble light" in the service compartment. I ran a new circuit out of the breaker box connected to its own breaker and can turn the light on and off as required. A 60 watt bulb raises the temperature about 10 degrees with the light on.
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