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Old 06-20-2022, 10:59 AM   #1
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Location for Outside Temp Sensor

Morning All,

Im thinking about getting an inside/outside Temperature sensor for the Coach and was wondering where would be the best place mount the Sensor.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2022, 11:23 AM   #2
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Depending on which way you have the Rv pointed. You want the sensor out of the sun and rain. On our 5er, I normally hang it under the chin, behind the pin box. Where we are now, that is the west end and the sun shines under there on the cement and it reads HOT. It is now under the slide on the north side. I just have to remember to get it before we pull out.

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Old 06-20-2022, 11:26 AM   #3
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Anywhere away from items that create their own heat. Not directly on any panels that are exposed to direct sunlight. Somewhere that air flows but not too quickly.

Really it's up to you on the location.

Most vehicle manufacturers mount them on the radiator support frames usually away from the radiator and lower behind the grille. There is usually plenty of airflow there so you should be getting the outdoor air temp while in motion.

Good luck!
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Old 06-20-2022, 11:33 AM   #4
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I use two. Both are weather resistant.

I place them on the inside of the arms of my exterior window shades. One on drivers side and the other on the passenger side.

Had to use two different brands because they would both see the two sensors and get confusing readings.
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Old 06-20-2022, 12:12 PM   #5
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I hook mine under a slide on one of the slide rails on a piece of coat hanger....out of the sun and rain...and added to the "Departure" check list.
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I have mine attached to one of the arms of the full wall slide, the one with the cables for the slide. It stays there, retracts nicely with arm & cables, needs a battery about once a year, thatís it.
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Mine is in the propane tank bin. Out of the sun, out of the rain, and that bin is open to the ground so pretty close to the outside temp in the shade. I leave it there permanently so I don't forget it.


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The propane tank bin sounds like a great idea!
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Our latest Trek came with the outside sensor in the passenger side propane bin. I thought this didn't provide an accurate reading due to lots of heat under the chassis when driving, so I moved it right behind the front grill. This is more accurate when moving but, when stopped in traffic, the radiator heat affects the reading. So, each location provides an accurate and inaccurate reading depending whether we are moving or not .

I guess you can choose when you want your accurate readings

I also have a sensor in the water bay and use this to monitor temps when it is at or below freezing.

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Mine is in the propane tank bin. Out of the sun, out of the rain, and that bin is open to the ground so pretty close to the outside temp in the shade. I leave it there permanently so I don't forget it.


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Ours has three remote sensors. One in refrigerator, second attached to frame with wire ties in front behind headlight, third in water bay, and main senses room. If you are not where you might get freezing weather, use the one from water bay in your freezer.
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I put mine on the frame in front of the passenger side tire behind the finder. Reads accurately, I just have to remember to get it prior to take off. But that hasn't been an issue yet.
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Mine is in the propane tank bin. Out of the sun, out of the rain, and that bin is open to the ground so pretty close to the outside temp in the shade. I leave it there permanently so I don't forget it.


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I tried that on my B+, but airflow from the engine cooked it while driving.
Propane is just aft of the cab.
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