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Old 05-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #29
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I have a model that appears identical to the one ROBERTSUNRUS displayed on the 1st page of this thread. The sender is in the fridge and the receiver is in the TV so I can keep up with it's temp while on the road. It works well except for when we occasionally get separated from the trailer and the receiver locks onto someone else's transmitter. For that I press the small reset button on the receiver and all is well again.

I purposely bought another wireless thermometer that transmits on a different frequency. Finding a location for the transmitter took some thought. I came up with a secure bracket that mounts on the topside of the spare tire in it's carrier under the front end of the trailer. It stays dry there and never picks up heat from the Sun. It also transmits through wood, not aluminum to the receiver.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #30
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Hmmmm. Over the spare or in that area sounds good and will try that next. Thanks Yankeedoodle.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:14 PM   #31
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LOL.... I think the mop is an excellent choice.
Funny you mention a Porsche............ So i said screw it and bought myself one.
Nice Porsche. Not sure about the mop, though. My DW would not appreciate the mop or the vacuum. I think I'll steer her away from this thread, although I find it kind of humorous.

BTW, what is a solar charge controller?
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #32
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A solar charge controller is a voltage regulator if you will. It monitors solar amps from the panel and distributes the current appropriately. Also gives you battery status,amp draw etc.

Update to the other 2 updates.
The step area is a no go, over the tire is a no go,above the exit door is a no go,i am trying now a location close to the tire where there is a tiny area where there is no aluminum belly wrap. The problem with this model i think is there is aluminum everywhere including under the floor.

I am almost done with the wireless method. If this area does not work i am packing it up and going the hardwired route.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #33
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The problem is all this new fangled stuff. Back in 1975 we had honest to god thermometers with a remote sensor...from the factory and it is still working some 36 years later AND it has needles that move that show you minimum and maximum outdoor temps. No batteries required

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Old 05-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #34
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Bob & Nancy,

For solar you get a panel which transforms solar energy to electricity, wires and a controller which takes the power from the panel and converts it to 12 v., charges the batteries, hopefully has a 3 stage charger, allows you to observe the voltage, whether it is charging, and a few other things.

You can mount more than one panel on the roof and some controllers can accommodate more than one.

We never have had a conflict between the controller and the temp monitor or outdoor sensor, but we placed the sensor in the rear bumper compartment and the monitor on the dinette table, also at the rear; the controller is in the other direction.

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Old 05-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #35
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Update of the update.

I mounted the transmitter under the airstream where there is a 2" x4' strip of exposed flooring with no aluminum covering it. Its the only place on the whole trailer that gets communication. What a pain .
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It was much easier just to run the wire than what you're going through zedex.
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It was much easier just to run the wire than what you're going through zedex.
Your not kidding. And probably 100 times more reliable since it will probably fall off and i will run over it not to mention twice as many batteries to replace..
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:20 PM   #38
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This thread has been interesting. I had no idea so many people had so much trouble with their remote thermometers. We use a simple La Crosse weather station that we got at Camping World. It shows the current temp and records the high and the low if you care about that sort of thing. It has been very reliable, works perfectly and is quite accurate. The first hard part is finding the best place to put the outdoor sensor so that it doesn't get wet and is out of the sun. If the curb side of the trailer is in the shade all the time I simply lay the sensor on the side of the step. If the step is exposed to sun at any point during the day I put the sensor on the inner ledge of the wheel well. The second hard part is remembering to take it inside when you move! We've lost one sensor that way. Duh. We have solar and we've never had any kind of interference that we know of.
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I dont think it had anything to do with the solar at this point. Just the frequency trying to get through the double aluminum shell. Plus the floor has the aluminum belly wrap. The frequency output on the transmitter is proabaly so low it could not get through the shell.
The transmitter i am sure is not water proof but is probably water resistant to some extent as the battery compartment has a rubber seal. Time will tell.
I was originally looking for a lacrosse wired unit which i had in my Boler. No one around here sells em so i am stuck with these ones. This is the one presently installed.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:30 PM   #40
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Updated again. The latest wireless thermo quite communicating with the outside transmitter so i gave up and put a wired unit in. Believe it or not wired units are getting hard to find as everything is wireless.
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Right now i am trying the unit in the house with trans about 25' away around the corner of the house.Works perfectly. When in the AS the trans was only about 2 feet away and would operate initially but after a while outside trans will not communicate with inside reciever. I am going to forget about the wireless and find a hard wired unit.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #42
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