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Old 12-07-2014, 06:35 AM   #1
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Our first camping trip was great but had a problem with the single zone thermostat. Set it to furnace at 65 never cycled on next morning it was 54 inside camper. If you set it at 68 or higher works great anyone else had this issue.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:44 AM   #2
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Our first camping trip was great but had a problem with the single zone thermostat. Set it to furnace at 65 never cycled on next morning it was 54 inside camper. If you set it at 68 or higher works great anyone else had this issue.
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Sounds like a cheap thermostat. and is out of calibration. What stat do you have in the unit? Is it analog or digital?
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:05 PM   #3
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Mickey moto I have the same problem. My thermostat is around 15 degrees off. I have seen people upgrade to a digital thermostat and corrected the problem. Like gljurczyk said cheap thermostat.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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Changed to digital because our old thermostat had a + or - of about 5 degrees
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:56 PM   #5
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Wish mine was that easy to fix. The privacy curtain for the bunks covers my stat so the kids "heat" keeps it from cycling. Going to start running small electric heater at other (our) end to work it out.


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Old 01-15-2015, 09:07 PM   #6
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Replace it with a digital - $20 at Home Depot.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #7
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My wildcat was like that. Cheap little analog that sometimes wouldn't work at all. Other times it was normal. Always on heat only.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:51 PM   #8
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Hello, I have a 2014 Signature Ultra Lite Travel Trailers 8325SS. I would like to change the thermostat from a cheap analog to a digital one. Which make and model would would be the best fit?
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Hello, I have a 2014 Signature Ultra Lite Travel Trailers 8325SS. I would like to change the thermostat from a cheap analog to a digital one. Which make and model would would be the best fit?
What make do you in there now? Is it a Coleman Mach analog? Our 2014 8289 trailer has the Coleman Mach analog, same wide variance as others have reported. Just bought a Coleman Mach 8330-3862 digital. It is exact size as the analog one so will be an easy swap. Haven't installed it yet as the trailer is in storage till spring. Best price I found was on Amazon and it was delivered within 3 days.
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Hey guys new to this site. Domestic analog thermostat. Worked great for the past 2 years but now I have to put lever up past 80 to get the heater to kick in. Want to change to digitial but not sure where to shop. Camping world out of this world on prices for digital $180. Would a thermostat from lowes or home depot work? I assume just follow the wire instructions as you do a house (have replaced them before) Thanks
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I had the dometic analog on my last TT 2006 Flagstaff 831RLSS and I swapped it out for the hunter in the mod that someone created on this forum. I linked to the other thread for you.

Hunter Thermostat Install

It worked great and was a huge difference for us.

My new trailer has a digital Coleman Mach thermostat now and that works well too so you'd be happy with either of those choices. That's all I can speak of since that's all I have experience with. I know there are others that used Honeywell as well.
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there are a ton of threads on this subject.....here's one on replacing the coleman mach analog.....New Honeywell Thermostat (Replacing Coleman Mach)
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Thanks guys, big help. Will try to hit Wally World/Lowes this weekend.
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Here is a link to my thermostat upgrades.

I used a residential model as they are cheaper than the Coleman's (I had two to swap), and I also wanted one that was back lit for easier operation at night.

Search WM, HD, Lowes and Amazon for the cheapest one you can find. Painting them black and adding the switch for a two speed fan is optional, there isn't much difference on RV A/C units so some people just wire them for high.
If you use a Honeywell model the wiring should be the same as shown in my link.
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I put in a Honeywell RTH111. I think it was $20 at Home Depot. It only runs the furnace on my hybrid.

Manual attached.
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File Type: pdf Honeywell RTH111 owners-manuall.pdf (403.6 KB, 27 views)
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Looks like the Non-programmable version of mine, Honeywell has many models and I'm sure they all work great. Here is the
RTH2300B at WM.

When I bought mine the programmable version was the same price, and came with a back light which I was after.
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With my previous TT I had the old fashioned round-shaped t'stat (don't remember which brand) and it was off by at least 5 degrees. I found a post, complete with photos, by searching this site that had good instructions as to how to change over to a Honeywell brand digital t'stat from Home Depot for about $20. It's out there somewhere in this forum. The change over was well worth it. As far as electric heaters: In the old TT we used a small electric heater and it worked just fine to keep the unit warm/comfortable for sleeping. We picked up our new unit three (3) weeks ago and went camping as we had previously made reservations. The heater from the old unit would not keep this new TT even comfortable so I had to fire up the furnace. We have since purchased an additional electric heater and it paid off this past weekend when we went camping and it got down to 29 degrees Friday night. My theory is that I don't mind using the electric heaters as I've already paid for the electricity for my spot. The furnace uses LP gas which I have to pay for in addition to the electric at the campsite.
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