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Old 09-17-2019, 07:17 PM   #1
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Currently sitting in Galveston, riding out tropical storm Imelda and thinking it might be a good idea to have some type of weather station on the 5th wheel. I found several different wireless models but curious what others might be running. Also, if you have a system, how is the outside sensor/wind indicator mounted to your rv? Wireless looks to be the simplest option I've seen.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:30 PM   #2
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There are two apps you need on your phone: Storm Radar and Pro Weather. These will alert you of any severe weather and knows your location.
You don't really need a weather station on the camper.
We have an indoor/outdoor thermometer and that's about it. The outdoor sensor is velcroed to the outside step handle and we bring it in when traveling.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:37 AM   #3
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I have one that does wind/rain/temp/humidity/temp/bars metric pressure. You donít need one, but it sure nice to know how fast the winds is hitting your RV. Weather apps are good, I use them all the time. They just tell you whatís going on where you are. Plus, if you park with no cell service, no apps. Bought mine at Home Depot for about a hundred bucks a couple years ago.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:44 AM   #4
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There are two apps you need on your phone: Storm Radar and Pro Weather. These will alert you of any severe weather and knows your location.
You don't really need a weather station on the camper.
We have an indoor/outdoor thermometer and that's about it. The outdoor sensor is velcroed to the outside step handle and we bring it in when traveling.
'Weather Bug' another app that works great. Get alerts, knows where your at, ton of info...and it's Free. A good battery powered weather radio is also a GOOD investment.
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I use this one. I mount the outdoor sensor to the top of my rear roof ladder. Works great and instant wind alarm over a certain speed when set.

https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Wirel...s%2C175&sr=8-3
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There are basically two types of wireless weather stations. One uses direct radio links between the sensors and the base/reporting station, the other uses WiFi connections through a router. For the second type, you do not necessarily have to have an internet connection, but you need a router. Be sure to check this function when evaluating them.
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I use this one. I mount the outdoor sensor to the top of my rear roof ladder. Works great and instant wind alarm over a certain speed when set.

https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Wirel...s%2C175&sr=8-3
That's the one I was looking at. Do you just mount it when you park and dismount it when driving?
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Currently sitting in Galveston, riding out tropical storm Imelda and thinking it might be a good idea to have some type of weather station on the 5th wheel. I found several different wireless models but curious what others might be running. Also, if you have a system, how is the outside sensor/wind indicator mounted to your rv? Wireless looks to be the simplest option I've seen.

You have a CC? I bet you have a Jensen radio. It has a weather band. I turned mine off, but it works.......alerts you.
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