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Old 03-24-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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What is this?

There is this thin cable - which is actually a thin copper wire wrapped - that attaches to this cylinder piece that is mounted just under the front, street side banana wrap in my 1973 Safari. The wire went up into the trailer, but it has been too long since I took things apart, I do not remember where it went. Possibly to the umbilical cord. What is this? Do I still need it?
Note: in the picture, the banana wrap is off the trailer and is upside down
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:38 AM   #2
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It looks like a temperature sensor. I suspect that it was for a long gone remote thermometer.

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Old 03-24-2017, 11:39 AM   #3
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It looks like a sensor, perhaps for a weather station inside.
It's hard to tell from the picture, does the other side have a spot for a wire to continue or is it blunt?
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:48 AM   #4
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it did continue inside the trailer - but I had cut the wire. Not sure what was on the other end.
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it did continue inside the trailer - but I had cut the wire. Not sure what was on the other end.
If you have cut the wire, the sensor is now useless. You can toss it.

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Old 03-24-2017, 12:22 PM   #6
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Does your trailer have the weather station with the thermometer and (I think) a barometer? If the thermometer displayed both the inside and outside temperatures, the sensor in the picture measured the outside temperature.

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Old 03-24-2017, 01:58 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. A weather sensor makes sense.
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:58 PM   #8
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thats what it is.
It snakes up to the front end cap; mine was actually inside a piece of the black 1/2" plastic pipe, used as a conduit. (same stuff they use for irrigation lines in sprinkler systems, and also the Air Conditioner condensate drain line.
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