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Old 06-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 378TS and recently purchased a weather station with a wind sensor. Is there a good place to mount the 'egg cups' so that they will give me a wind reading while parked and not be blown off the rig while driving? OR, do I have to set them up at each stop and put them down while traveling?
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Can't answer your question, but I can ask a few. Do the have a max speed rating? Think about do 70 mph in to a 40 mph head wind. Wind speed would be 110 mph. Also, for accuracy, you want them high as possible, so not affected by the the camper, AC units, vents, etc. You would want them away from all this stuff, and not near the edge of the camper, to keep from catching the rising wind off the windshield or side of the rig. Now with all that in mind, what do you think. I assume also you are going to have to snake some wires across the roof and in the camper. Refer vent may work for that, but you have wires laying loose on top of the camper, unless you glue them down with Dicor. Probably not a lot of help, just some stuff to think about.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=CVan; Is there a good place to mount the 'egg cups' so that they will give me a wind reading while parked.......
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On the roof mounted solidly ?????
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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I am a bit of a weather geek and have been thinking of how to do this. I doubt the sensor is designed to spin at 60mph for an extended period of time. Weather stations with wireless sensors are the way to go so you don't have to worry about running wires and sealing holes. I am thinking of mounting the sensor to a piece of 3/4" pvc, then either just stick it into the ground or making a mount for the bumper or tongue.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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I am an ex-meteorologist and you would need a professional set-up to handle constant highway winds. I would recommend mounting it atop an expandable flag pole to give you enough height so as to not have any interference from the rig.. Easy to set up and take down.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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If you have the wireless-type sensors, then they are very light in weight and can be placed on your tv antenna. I have seen this done and had it on my previous TT. It had a manual raise Wingard antenna and with the antenna down, I would use a velcro strap to lock the wind impellor in place. Using a folding ladder made this easy. The impellor were a shrouded propellor type of arrangement and not the revolving egg cup design.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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If you have the wireless-type sensors, then they are very light in weight and can be placed on your tv antenna. I have seen this done and had it on my previous TT. It had a manual raise Wingard antenna and with the antenna down, I would use a velcro strap to lock the wind impellor in place. Using a folding ladder made this easy. The impellor were a shrouded propellor type of arrangement and not the revolving egg cup design.
I used an expanding painters pole. I attached it to the spare tire bracket on my back bumper with a pair of U bolts. I can extend it while standing on the ground. I could repost the pictures or you could search the forums and find thread if you want.
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