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Old 05-22-2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Indoor / outdoor thermometers

I'm just wondering where folks put the outdoor temp sensor? I figure I could put it in a storage bag, but that would not be the best for accuracy
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:23 PM   #2
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I put ours in the water bay.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:27 PM   #3
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We hung ours from the awning arm.
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Mine is zip tied to the trailer hitch tubing.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:31 PM   #5
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Our remote is zip tied to the gas line under the trailer alongside the frame.
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I've tried several locations, I finally settled on the propane tank compartment. Its not exposed to the sunlight and has fresh air flowing all the time. It reads a little high when were traveling due to hot air passing under the vehicle, but reads solid when stopped and parked.

I have the sensor feeding my new ECC controller.
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I put ours in the water bay.
We have 2 (1 in the bedroom). I just moved the living room one to the propane bay.
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I've tried several locations, I finally settled on the propane tank compartment. Its not exposed to the sunlight and has fresh air flowing all the time. It reads a little high when were traveling due to hot air passing under the vehicle, but reads solid when stopped and parked.

I have the sensor feeding my new ECC controller.

I found that the propane tanks have a heat sink/mass to them and that will affect the temp readouts during cold/warm fronts or quick temperature changes. Just put your hand on the propane tank and it usually feels colder than the outside air temp.
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We put ours in the propane bay, but not on the tank.
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We put ours in the propane bay, but not on the tank.
After testing several locations, the propane bay seems to be the most accurate on our rig as well.
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Ours is hanging from the back of the pinbox where it stays shaded and dry.

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Ours is hanging from the back of the pinbox where it stays shaded and dry.

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I hang mine on the back of the pin box too. I keep it in the basement while traveling; it is part of site set-up. I figure it's in the shade but still open to the air/wind/whatever effect the temp.
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Behind the front license plate.
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We hang it from one of our plant stands.
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