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Old 07-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Outside temperature sensor on a 21

We have an indoor-outdoor thermometer / weather station from Accurite. The external temperature sensor is a small white plastic rectangle big enough to hold 2 AA batteries. On our current 17b, we suspend the sensor from the latch on the front window rock shield. It is held away from the trailer, and we are unlikely to forget it there since we lower the rock shield before we leave.

I am curious if other 21 owners have similar sensors, and if so, where they put them.

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I used velcro, plus a cable tie for insurance, to fasten the outdoor sensor to the centre post that holds the propane tanks in place. It's been there two years now and pretty much out of sight and forgotten. That is until the batteries need to be replaced.
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I have my indoor / outdoor sensor in the fridge.
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I placed my non refer outdoor unit on top of my propane tank, under cover out of the sun held with some stickum. Has worked for 5 years out there.
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What I need to know is what do you do if the temperature is lower than you expected?
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. . .
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On my 21 hanging from the latch for the front storage box keeps me from forgetting it. Like you I used the front rock shield on my 19. I added a string to the sensor to make it easier to hang.
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What I need to know is what do you do if the temperature is lower than you expected?
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Put on another layer of clothes before opening the door!
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I love waking up to an unexpected night time snowfall, everything is quiet and serene, peaceful, until the realization sinks in, I have to drive through this stuff!!
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Put it in the front box. Never forget it. A neutral site never exposed to direct sun.
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We have a suction cup thermometer that you can see through the window. It's an Accurite. We had a similar Accurite but couldn't read it a night. Should upgrade to one of the fancy remote reading ones but this works for us. We take it down when moving. And:

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What I need to know is what do you do if the temperature is lower than you expected?
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. . .
Within reason you can move it around, from window to window, to get the temperature you like. Though we're lazy and just move it around to keep it in the shade.

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