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Post Info TOPIC: INDOOR/OUDOOR THERMOMETER


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INDOOR/OUDOOR THERMOMETER


I want to know the temperature outside the motorhome and wonder if any of you have found an indoor/outdoor thermometer you would recommend?

Store and cost information would be helpful.

Thank you.


And yes, I know, I can always stick my head out the door.yawnyawnyawn


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Wal-Mart has several different styles of indoor/outdoor thermometers at a reasonable price, somewhere around $20-$30 or less.   Marty

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I can't give any advice on where to buy one but I had an interesting experience buying an outdoor thermometer for the house recently.

 I went to our local hardware store and picked up one I liked. Just before heading to the counter I noticed that it said it was 72 deg. It felt hotter than that so I started going through all the thermometers. They had 5 or 6 each of 3 different types. Of between 15 and 20 thermometers no 2 agreed on the temperature. The range was about 20 degrees. I bought the one that was in the middle.biggrin

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We use a small electronic one, the base unit sits on the counter and we put the outside remote on a shelf under the slide. Works quite well, but we of course have to change the batteries every few months. As Marty says, Wal Mart has many models, around $20 if I remember correctly.
Good luck,

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I bought mine from Hannarvandtrailers.com, under Trailer Accessories.  It's large enough to read at a glance and sticks to the window, peels off when you move, and sticks again when you want it to.  I usually put in a north facing window so I don't get much direct sunlight that can skew the readings.  I also have a smaller indoor thermometer which I set up on the table or countertop.  This past summer at Lassen I got consistent readings that were 10 degrees difference between inside and outside, and I could tell from my comfort factor that they were fairly accurate.  The price is $8.99 plus S/H, which is the most reasonable I've seen.

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I just scrolled through all the trailer accessories on the link that I just quoted and didn't see thermometers. Use the search box for Thermometer, and it pops right up.
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We use one of these....

http://www.nextag.com/LA-Crosse-Technology-WS-60666421/specs-html

It came with two remote units so we use one outside and one in the refrigerator to monitor temperature. The clock feature is nice because it automatically resets to the correct time using the atomic clock signal.

The weather forecast feature has been semi-accurate, it has shown rain forecast but only had clouds no rain. However a couple of times it's been right on for rain. Always right for sunny days or partial clouds.

We mounted the main unit on the wall close to the TV so it's easy to see, the big numbers are easy to read from far away. It automatically rotates between the two sensors.

My wife probably bought from QVC or HSN.

I would like to upgrade to this: http://www.weathershack.com/honeywell/tn924w.html
It's a full fledged weather station.


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We also have a LaCrosse set with a projection clock/outside temp reading and two wireless remote sensors. I keep one sensor in a secured plastic container by the propane tank to get a close approximation of the outside temperature and another next to the water tank in case we are in freezing weather to see if the water is getting too cold.
We have seen similar units from many brands at Wal-Mart, Target, ABC Warehouse and Costco.

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If you decide to go with a weather station instead of just temperature sensors I can help. Weather stations will give you more information, ie. humidity, wind, rainfall. Some weather stations allow you to add additional sensors so you can have multiple temp sensors as other have mentioned. You can also add solar and uv sensors to some stations so you can get the whole picture. And, you can get software to run on your computer so you can track conditions. Just some ideas...weather makes a fun hobby...

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We bought ours at WalMart over a yr. ago.  We also like to know the temp. outside without sticking our head out the door.  Ours is silver  with rounded corners. Made by La Crosse.  It gives time, indoor & outdoor temps., month & date.  We have taken it with us on some trips.  Hope you find one you like.  We found it in the same aile as the clocks.

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Hey Fox,

We can show you ours when you get to Kerrville.  Ours is a La Cross also.  Nice big digital Clock, Indoor/Outdoor temp., Date and Moon phases.  It can be wall mounted or will stand on it's own.



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