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Old 06-16-2021, 03:14 AM   #1
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RV Pet Temperature Monitoring

Can anyone suggest a good and reliable RV Pet Temperature Monitoring device.
Does any devices NOT use Wi-Fi? We all know how un-reliable the wi-fi is at most RV parks. With hot weather upon us I worry about power failure's when we are away from our camper and heat with out pet inside.
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Old 06-16-2021, 04:15 AM   #2
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Check out Marcell I use it, works well
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Old 06-16-2021, 04:39 AM   #3
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We are very pleased with MarCell also. They send text and email notifications, no wifi needed.
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:03 AM   #4
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I have a Winegard ConnecT 2 on my roof that is a Cellular HotSpot with built-in WiFi router. It allows me to use Wifi if it is good at the camp or I can use Cellular if that is good or better for Internet access. As a result I use Temperature Stick (it is WifI only)....

https://tempstick.com/


It will send you text and email alerts for both termperature and humidity. You can set upper and lower limits for both parameters. I have used it for a couple years now and it works great.

To me you need a way to access both WiFi and Cellular because you can be in a place with no cell coverage but if their is WiFi you still have a chance at monitoring the temperature. The Winegard ConnecT 2 gives me both options. I have been in campgrounds with little or no cell coverage but the camp WiFi was good enough I could monitor the temperature.
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:22 AM   #5
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We use RVWhisper which also works off of Wi-Fi. We have a mobile hotspot we use to provide a more reliable connection. We purchased our RVWhisper and hotspot through FMCA, which had a sale on both items.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:57 AM   #6
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We use Marcell,

Every time I disconnect from shore power I get a text within a few seconds. When I reconnect it texts me straight away.

I set what temp I want it to alert at via the App.

One thing is to place it on an internal wall not an external one, this stops temp false positives.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:54 AM   #7
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I love my dogs but do not monitor the temperature of the house when I am away. So why should I monitor the temp of the RV?
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:38 PM   #8
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Leaving an animal in your RV is similar to leaving them in your car. I have a wifi hot spot and use RVWhisper. I can also monitor the RV systems on my cell phone using Rozie, a Newmar extra. Rozie allows me to turn HVAC on or off remotely.
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I love my dogs but do not monitor the temperature of the house when I am away. So why should I monitor the temp of the RV?


Because an RV is not insulated like your house…..it will get very hot very quick if the air conditioner fails.
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Old 06-19-2021, 06:37 AM   #10
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We think we a going with Marcell. I just don't trust the Wi-Fi in RV parks. So another question:
We have AT&T as our cell phone service. You Marcel states that Verizon net work is the best for the USA. So do I need Verizon as my cell provider or can I stay with AT&A for my cell service. How does that work.

PS: thanks to everyone's in-put.
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We think we a going with Marcell. I just don't trust the Wi-Fi in RV parks. So another question:
We have AT&T as our cell phone service. You Marcel states that Verizon net work is the best for the USA. So do I need Verizon as my cell provider or can I stay with AT&A for my cell service. How does that work.

PS: thanks to everyone's in-put.
The Marcel website ordering page has a cellular network selection drop down when ordering, and it includes AT&T, though Verizon is the default. Don’t know if one is better than the other, but presumably you can add the AT&T unit to your account.

https://www.meetmarcell.com/shopmarcell/
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On the Marcell site, yo can select the carrier for the service on that one device. You can continue to use what ever cell service you desire for your phone.

One word of caution....make sure you connect the device to a NON-inverter circuit. It will also advise of power outages as well as temperature extremes. If on an inverter circuit, you will not know of a power outage for some time and the A/C will be out.

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We use Waggle and have recently updated to their 4G receiver. It monitors temp and humidity as well as loss of power in the RV. It is on the Verizon service so as long as there’s Verizon service, you have Waggle. You will receive texts and emails if there is anything goes out of range. It’s never let us down.

https://mywaggle.com
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I love my dogs but do not monitor the temperature of the house when I am away. So why should I monitor the temp of the RV?
RV safe warms up much faster than a house.
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