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Old 08-05-2022, 10:56 PM   #1
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Anyone gotten one that works? My concern is that putting the probe outside next to the metal will give a false reading. Any suggestions? I want a small one, of course.
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Do you want to use it while driving or parked?
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Old 08-06-2022, 01:35 PM   #3
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I want to use it while parked.
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Works fine. I put it on a leveling block in the shade underneath the coach. You will have to be creative if you think you can find a permanent place on the coach that works. If you find it let me know.
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Works fine. I put it on a leveling block in the shade underneath the coach. You will have to be creative if you think you can find a permanent place on the coach that works. If you find it let me know.
I use a similar on that has two remotes plus the base has a channel. I use on in the fridge and the other I move around between the freezer, out door, or if it's cold enough to worry about freezing, in the wet bay.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:05 AM   #6
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One person told me she puts her probe in the 'basement.' I asked and she said that's the storage area in front of the read driver's side. That's on a Roadtrek. I'm going to try that. She fastened it with velcro.
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We just replaced ours a couple of years ago for one that has a smaller outdoor sensor. We always have put the sensor in a ziplock bag to prevent leakage (when they say waterproof they tend to exaggerate) of water into in, but this time I also stuck a magnet to the inside of the bag. We can now stick it to any side of the van body we want to keep it out of the sun.
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We use this one, I like pressure bar chart showing weather trend. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thank you all for responding. I think I'm going to try putting the sensor inside the back storage and comparing what it says with what the app on my phone says to be sure it's accurate there. That way it will be permanent and also away from the sun and water.

Using a magnet sounds like a good idea.
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It will be interesting to see what temps you get in the storage bin, as I think they will run hotter than ambient when in the sun with how much depending on the color of the paint. Being in a bin will also delay how long it takes the show the actual temp after an ambient temp change.
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It will be interesting to see what temps you get in the storage bin, as I think they will run hotter than ambient when in the sun with how much depending on the color of the paint. Being in a bin will also delay how long it takes the show the actual temp after an ambient temp change.
I agree. If one wants to know the temperature in the storage bin, place the sensor in the storage bin.
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Old 08-11-2022, 05:04 PM   #12
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I don't have an indoor/outdoor weather gauge as such, but I use a Sensorpush bluetooth sensor along with the accompanying app.

It measures temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and is extremely accurate.

I've put it my freezer to monitor the temperature, and outside in the desert heat and it works perfectly.

https://a.co/d/hpEN8SJ

Highly recommended! Made in the USA too!
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Anyone gotten one that works? My concern is that putting the probe outside next to the metal will give a false reading. Any suggestions? I want a small one, of course.
I am not sure what you are asking but I wanted a weather station with indoor outdoor temperature for our vintage RT. My wife bought me this one https://www.amazon.com/Wittime-Therm...s%2C823&sr=8-6

I put the sensor in a zip lock bag. I have put it up in the spare tire and tried it in the side storage compartment. In both cases it is NOT accurate while driving due, I suppose, to sun and roadway heat. However it does seem to be accurate when parked.

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I do mostly boon docking where there is no signal of any kind so this likely wouldn't work for me. But thanks for the suggestion.
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It's when I'm parked I want it to be accurate so the 'basement' should work. If it's in the sun, I'll prop the door open.
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