Dear Steve, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat "on the go"
types, . . .
[EDIT] I am mistaken! It looks like the wireless models have made an improvement I wasn't aware of.
Yes indeed the 5500 looks like just the sort of platform that could be used to monitor what is happening outside your travel trailer from the inside. Here is the URL for the curious:https://kestrelmeters.com/products/kestrel-5500-weather-meter
Of course Davis won't be pleased, but it would be simpler to mount a Kestrel to a travel trailer (caravan) then to come up with something that can support the heavier Vantage Vue. The Kestrel software could be enough to at least be aware of the conditions. Although, I wonder if Kestrel has published the API so that other developers could access the device.
just on a side note with the Kestrel, I use mine to check the instruments and console against something else that I assume to be correct. Anyway, the caravan mount is worth it if someone travels and wants an idea of changing conditions such as a sudden drop or rise in barometric pressure might be a signal to get the heck out of the trailer and find something sturdy to hide in.
If you are in tornado country or some other place with severe weather, you would probably be better served to have a radio that has the National Weather Service alert system (at least in the United States.) I assume there are similar systems in Europe and elsewhere.
I think the interest to have a weather station when traveling in a trailer would really be the same as keeping an eye on the weather at home. Stu has told us of some of his caravan trips where the weather was so lousy that his wife and him were cooped up in the trailer. Without the weather being dangerous, it can be so cold and wet that outdoor activities aren't appealing. In cases like that, I would expect any "weather geek"
would like to know precisely how miserable the conditions are outside - just like at home.