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Old 05-06-2011, 06:07 PM   #15
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We have a cheap one too. We place the sending unit in the rear bumper compartment so we can't lose it. If the sun shines on the bumper, the temp skyrockets, but mostly I want to know the outside temp early morning and at night. The signal travels through 2 aluminum panels and one steel. I can leave the sending unit in the trailer and the monitor in the house—100+ feet away—and check the temp remotely so I know when to turn the heat on when we have summerized but it got cold again. We have a solar controller also.

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Old 05-06-2011, 06:20 PM   #16
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The wife says" why do we need an outside thermometer anyways" ?. And i say .So i know what to get ready for when i step out of the trailer.
I tell ya.
Zedex, I'm with you. I love to know the outside temp, especially at morning and night, also. My DW is OK with that.

We have a Sharp SPC373 atomic clock with remote sensor that works well.

I usually put the sensor on top of a tire in the wheel well, out of the sun. Just like aftermath, I ran mine over once. Had to do a little surgery on it and now it works fine.

Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:56 PM   #17
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We have used a wireless in the Clipper Fridge since 2008 and it saves a lot of opening the fridge to see how its doing. In the hot weather these RV fridges just can't keep up if you are opening the door often. The master unit is mounted in the cockpit and is easy to monitor. No wires and the sending unit can be double taped anywhere in the fridge so it does not take shelf space.
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Our inside/outside unit is a wired unit as it is somwhat exposed to the elements and not accessible to change batteries.
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For my refrigerator I used a wired one, would the wireless thermometer work thru the walls of refrigerator?
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #18
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I don't remember the brand of mine, but I have never had any issue. My sender unit is mounted under the AS so my signal passes mostly through wood. Maybe that's why I haven't had an issue?
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the replies. I have since placed the transmitter on the front hitch under the cover and it is still communicating . So if it remains working by tomorrow it was the solar charge controller causing the problem as the charge controller was in the path of the receiver /transmitter . I am so excited i can hardly contain myself.
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Thanks for all the replies. I have since placed the transmitter on the front hitch under the cover and it is still communicating . So if it remains working by tomorrow it was the solar charge controller causing the problem as the charge controller was in the path of the receiver /transmitter . I am so excited i can hardly contain myself.
I'm sure your wife is excited, also! Keep us posted.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #21
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The wife remains indifferent I'm afraid. Will keep you posted.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:56 AM   #22
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I know it may be a hard choice between knowing the outside temp and keeping your wife, but I know you will make the right choice. My wife bought the temp thing for our Safari, so I am keeping her. I can't wait until she brings me another electronic thing with lights that flash and cryptic instructions. She sure knows how to keep a marriage alive. Her birthday is coming up and maybe I'll get her a vacuum to show my appreciation, or maybe a mop—I think a mop is more personal. If I get her a mop, maybe she'll get me a Porsche 911. We already have a remote temp and humidity sensor for the house, I think the Porsche is next.

We've been together 25 years, perhaps surprisingly.

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #23
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LOL.... I think the mop is an excellent choice.
Funny you mention a Porsche. I was buying a porsche for the wife last year, and she showed absolutely no interest. She did not even want to go see one for sale with me . So i said screw it and bought myself one.
She rides shot gun though and likes it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #24
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Update on the thermo. It works just great on the front hitch so lesson for me....Dont put your transmitter anywhere near the solar charge controller.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:35 PM   #25
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zedex, now I know I should have married you—a Porsche and an outdoor temp monitor. I think I am going to swoon.

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Old 05-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #26
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #27
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Hi, Gene. Please reconsider getting your lovely wife a mop; I can only imagine what she would do to you for this gift, and with it. I really don't want to meet you in person for the first time, while you are recovering in a hospital.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:27 PM   #28
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UPDATE........AGAIN.......

Back to the drawing board. Reciever lost communication. So i am trying the transmitter under the door step area.
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