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Old 07-20-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Thermostat placement design flaw

I have a 2010 Sunseeker 2300. The furnace/air thermostat is on the bedroom wall. The other side of this wall is the fridge. We just took our first extended trip with the fridge on for more that two weeks. After a couple days, I noticed the thermostat registered as much as five degrees hotter that the actual room temperature (as measured by another thermometer). Heat from the fridge was passing through the wall and affecting the thermostat.
This makes it very difficult to set either the heat or air conditioning levels.
Has anyone else experiences this problem and had their thermostat moved?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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oh my that is silly!! only suggestion that comes to mind is to make a spacer (decorative) that allows air to flow behind the thermostat and keep that hot air from the fridge away.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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I have the exact same problem with my Rockwood 2901SS. I was constantly adjusting the thermostat to keep the trailer comfortable both when running the heat or the AC. I switched to a digital thermostat but that did not help. This past weekend noticed that the wall was warm so I spaced the thermostat about 3/4" away from the wall with aluminum standoffs when we got home. We will see if it works or not this weekend.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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Spacing the thermostat away from the wall about 3/4" with the aluminum standoffs solved my problem. Temperature was in the 90's all weekend and the thermostat matched the inside thermometer temp all weekend (within 1 degree) and we did not have to constantly adjust the thermostat up and down to keep it comfortable inside. I am convinced that the fridge is heating up the thermostat thru the wall (well it was, not anymore!)
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #5
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We have a 2012 Sunseeker 2300 and the thermostat is next to the control panel on the closet next to the dinet.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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So it seems they corrected the problem in the 2012's. I have a 2010-2011 model.
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