|Dead Space Above Door|
|My Bargain Weather Center|
After some basic research, I found they can be VERY expensive. The cheaper ones seemed to have limited sensors and displays while the more pricey ones show more information. I got lucky and found a "close-out" on my last trip to Cabela's Flagship store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania (Stay Tuned for a Road Trip Report!). They had a normally >$100.00 one with wind speed and rain sensor AND a remote display temperature/humidity that also transmits its info to the base for only $15.99! How could I resist?
|Back Of Weather Station Display with Stand Removed|
|Now With Foam Tape!|
|Weather Station With Backlight On, Mounted|
Next up was the remote temperature and humidity sensor. Originally I thought I would mount it under the back bumper and be done with it. Visions of it bouncing down the road behind me put a stop to that. Besides, it has a small display of it's own that I'd like to be able to look at. I thought about the storage bay. I thought about the sewer/dump door.
|Base Of the Refrigerator Outside Compartment|
|Velcro On Remote Sensor|
|Remote Sensor Mounted|
Last was the Rain and Wind Sensor. This is designed to be mounted on a piece of pipe and set up permanently. Kind of hard to do for an RV. I'd get some REALLY interesting wind speed readings while underway! The sensor itself plugs into the remote temperature and humidity sensor with a 50 ft cord and there isn't a real downside to NOT having it connected, but I like to get everything I can out of a system. Why bypass features that you've already paid for? I rigged up a quick mount to attach it to a small tripod style emergency light I had lying around. A simple sandbag or other weight can be used to hold it down in high winds. You could turn on the light as well....not sure why exactly...but you COULD.
There you have it. A complete miniature weather station and clock. Now a simple glance up before walking outside will tell you what to expect. I sort of had that before. It's called a window! But this is cooler.
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"