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Old 07-25-2016, 09:23 PM   #11
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Just remember to pull the barometer for travel, or the needle ends up in the 6 o'clock position and you have to reset it.
I'll give it a chance leaving it place. I've had them for many years in boats that in some conditions have fallen off a wave or pounded into a head sea with an impact that would loosen your teeth and never had the hand fall down. Different makes may have different tolerances for vibration.

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Old 07-25-2016, 09:53 PM   #12
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I have the same Lee Valley barometer and it has never fallen out of the mount, but upon arrival, the needle is sitting at 6 O'clock. Took the first one back and they replaced it, but same thing happens. Vibration adjusts the needle. I just pull it out ( not a problem ) and wrap it in a towel for travel.
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:17 AM   #13
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I have to admit the weather station looks very cool. But if it has to be removed when travelling and wrapped to prevent vibration from causing the pointer or needle from dropping to the 6:00 position I personally would consider it more effort than it is worth. While I like to know the inside and outside temperatures in my immediate surroundings and have an Ambient Weather electronic thermometer with remote sensor to provide this information, I simply use the iPhone app if I need to know the weather forecast for the day. I can also look at weather radar using the phone. I have a similar instrument cluster in my house, but as Donna would say, the house is not a rolling earthquake. Granted, there are some locations where cell service is lacking, but I can usually turn on a radio and get the forecast for the day, even if I am somewhere in the boonies. I really do think the weather instrument cluster looks magnificent and compliments the interior of the trailer, but if it does in fact need to be taken down and stored for travel, knowing myself very well, I can say at some point it would be overlooked, could bounce off the wall and get damaged or damage something else. Ron, I would be curious if you experience the same vibration problems with the barometer that Glenn has experienced. Would you please provide an update after you have seen how well the barometer travels.
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Weather radios for me, particularly those with an SAME alert, gives you extra safety margin.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:54 AM   #15
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I just go despite the weather, or I would likely not go at all.

Still, I like the look of the weather station, and can be a great daily planning tool.
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One could also use the Maine weather stick Maine Weather Stick - The Green Head
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. Ron, I would be curious if you experience the same vibration problems with the barometer that Glenn has experienced. Would you please provide an update after you have seen how well the barometer travels.
Yup, will do. Heading off next week to circumnavigate the Olympic Peninsula and will report specifically on that. I've noticed a huge difference on the impact of travel on interior contents between my single axle Scamp and my tandem axle 19. That alone may make the difference. We'll see. I agree, taking it on and off would wear thin pretty quick.

I also have electronic devices to get weather but the brass analog instruments are nostalgic and as others have said, nice to look at.

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I don't remove the mount for the instruments, I just remove the barometer. No more difficult than opening a twist top beer. It is friction fit and I've not had it fall out.
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You could remove the door entirely and rely for privacy on the shower curtain.
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re: "...Heading off next week to circumnavigate the Olympic Peninsula...etc."

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