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Old 07-26-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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5-2 Day Programmable Honeywell Thermostat Upgrade

My 2014 Flagstaff 27RLWS travel trailer was outfitted from the factory with an analog Coleman-Mach thermostat. We found that it did not control the temperature swings above and below the set-point to our satisfaction. The RV warmed up too much before the AC kicked in and in the cooler weather, the temps This means that a thermostat upgrade was in my future.

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Old 07-26-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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Nice work and very informative Wayne.


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Old 07-26-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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You are welcome. It gets its first test next trip when we have a 3000+ mile trip to CA from Houston. Will post updates to the web page after actual usage.

Got me a TST 507 TPMS system as well for the trip and that seems to work great.
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Definitely let me know how that TPS works out. Looking to pick up one.


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Old 07-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #5
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I will be positing a write up, maybe even before I leave on the road trip. I need to resolve the flexing of the rubber valve stem before I do the write up.
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From what I gather, changing the rubber valve stems out to steel valve stems is the best way to go.


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From what I gather, changing the rubber valve stems out to steel valve stems is the best way to go.
I have an alternative solution.
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I should have known. Let us know how it works.


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I should have known. Let us know how it works.
See details here. I started a nice write up on my tablet until the browser refreshed and I lost the whole review. Maybe when I get the time again I will make another attempt.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #10
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Great mod...

Fyi, there is a Coleman Mach digital thermostat that can be bought on Amazon for about $80. It functions the same as the analog except with precise control...I put one in our trailer in 15 minutes, wired exactly the same...
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