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Old 10-07-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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Out door temperature sensor

Jage, my concern is that what I really want to know is the outside temp near the road surface while I'm driving in order to see if there is any black ice buildup here in the winter in the Northern Rockies. Most of these sensors seem to be only usable when in camp.

My new Hella Tire Pressure Monitoring System will show real ground temps at startup, but then will show only internal tire temps when driving.

My old Subaru Legacy had a temp sensor mounted near the front bumper which read out to the dash, and it allowed me to note when the road surface temperatures were approaching freezing levels. Dang, I wish all vehicles had that feature!

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Old 10-07-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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Ed, I would think that if you mounted the exterior sending unit under the front bumper (or somehow lower, if you can), you would be monitoring the temp of air just a foot or two above the pavement as you drive.

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Old 10-07-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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I put ours on the plastic door for the utilities-water,propane,etc.- mounted right onto the plastic w/ superglue/ (Don't remember what I'll have to do when the sendin unit needs new batteries)
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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I found this web page browsing one day. It is obviously for big rigs, but probably could be used on SMB’s.

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