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Old 05-20-2015, 05:28 PM   #1
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Thermostat replacement.

My new trailer has a bad thermostat that I'm going to replace with a digital thermostat. What I'm looking for is one that is a direct wire that I don't have to modify to make it work. I thought about replacing it with a residential but honestly I've had to straighten out so much on this trailer I just want it ready to camp. Currently it has a Coleman Mach analog thermostat with 6 wires. What would be a good digital replacement for this thermostat? I ask my dealer but No joy there. So I'm asking those who know.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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Something like this perhaps?

https://www.google.com/#q=hunter+42999b+thermostat
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I used this:
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From Home Depot for less that $20 + the price of two batteries. Easy as pie.

Honeywell 7-Day Programmable Thermostat-RTH221B - The Home Depot
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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Those are both what I'm looking for and adding the switch seems simple enough. Does the Honeywell need the fan switch? I'm guessing if it does it would wire the same as the Hunter.
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Or you can get the Coleman Mach Digital. Its a six wire, 12V t-stat so direct replacement and no batteries. Not programmable, if that's an issue. Wire colors even match the original, so its the quickest way to go, but not the cheapest. Check e-Bay for the best deal.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:49 PM   #6
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Instructions are here:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...df9a818644.pdf


The wire colors should always match (if the factory used appropriate wiring)
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Quite honestly the HD conversion is very easy to do, IF you follow the instructions foundnall over the web. It does make a big difference.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:49 PM   #8
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Well, as luck would have it.......mine. The Hunter 42999B has been discontinued or unavailable. Sooooo I'm looking at the Honeywell. Does this one wire up the same as the Hunter?
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:58 PM   #9
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All I did was take mine off the wall. You can then see the wires and using those instructions (color coded) see if it will work in your case before you buy it.


Considering it says it works for so many situations, I cannot imagine an RV would have a more complex system than a house. It doesn't work on multi stage furnaces, but I don't think they put those in RVs.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:17 PM   #10
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I just did mine...sprung for the Coleman Mach digital that KMP44 suggests. As stated just swap the wires, color for color and the nice thing is the Coleman digital is the same size as the analog with mounting holes at the exact same spot, so no need to drill new holes in the very thin trailer walls. I also did as suggested in another thread here, and put some insulation in the hole of the trailer wall that the wire runs through. That way the trapped hot or cold air in the wall cavity can't give the stat a false reading, thereby hoping to make it more accurate. Best price I found on the Coleman digital was on Amazon.
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