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Old 07-28-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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I posted some pics of the minor mods and additions to my 8281SS 5th...only if you are bored...have a peek at them. Also add to the mods / additions which I don't have pics for:
MaxxAir II vent covers.
knocking out the left and right ends in storage compartment on the dinette side slide (it's a u-shaped dinette) to open it up and give me more length to store stuff.
Tornado tank flusher for rear 1/2 bath black tank.
Replaced the made in China with made in USA Timken wheel bearings.
Replaced Duro Load range C with Maxxis Load D tires.

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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Great Mods.

1. How hard was it to change out the thermostat? Mhat mode is the new thermostat and where did you pick it up?

2. Carpet on the steps is a great idea especially if you have a dog.
Carpet you said you picked up at Walmart, How did you attach it? Double face tape or tacks or ?

Thanks for the pictures
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:43 AM   #3
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Thermostat was easy...even the screw holes lined up. Its a Honeywell RTH2310... Walmart had it... Walmart.com: Honeywell RTH2310B 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat: Home Improvement

I can post some pics of the wiring or tell you what goes where if you go that route or anyone else is interested. Only negative I have to say with this model is the front cover, you have to pull it off to access the switches...I'm thinking of cutting some access holes into it.

Carpet is just held by friction as it has a rubber backing... I thought I would see how it goes, and so far they seem to stay put with people and dog traffic. Suppose one could tape it down or use maybe small patches of Velcro if there were problems?
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:03 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information onthe thermostat. I guess it has abattery backup.
Sure send me a picture of the wiring setup.

I was just over to wallyworld and say entry mats that looked like your step covers with the rubber backing. I think that is what you use. Correct?
Thanks again for the info on your mods.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:22 PM   #5
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John ... as requested, the red and blue wires are not used. Need to find my heat shrink tubing and cap those off properly! Make sure the thermostat is jumpered for gas, and the jumper between the RH and RC is necessary.


sooo...

Red - Not used
Yellow - cool
White - heat
Blue - not used
Brown - low fan
Green - RC
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:01 PM   #6
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A little help with programmable thermostat wiring

So hopefully one of you, smarter than me in this electronics area, can help me with the connections for my programmable thermostat. I bought a Hunter Model 44660 from Lowes that's been discontinued. I realize that I am going to loose my two speed fan, but I think I can live with the lower speed setting.


Here are photos of my connections

1st is the current Dometic Thermostat
2nd is the Booklet Diagrams for the New Thermostat
3rd is the connections post for the new thermostat.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #7
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Nice mods.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:39 PM   #8
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So hopefully one of you, smarter than me in this electronics area, can help me with the connections for my programmable thermostat. I bought a Hunter Model 44660 from Lowes that's been discontinued. I realize that I am going to loose my two speed fan, but I think I can live with the lower speed setting.


Here are photos of my connections

1st is the current Dometic Thermostat
2nd is the Booklet Diagrams for the New Thermostat
3rd is the connections post for the new thermostat.
As far as I can tell it would be;
Wire Hunter T-Stat
Red Not used
Yellow Y/C = Cool
White W/B = Heat
Blue not used
Brown G = Fan
Green RC1 and looks like you need to jumper RH and RC
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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Air and Heat at same time

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As far as I can tell it would be;
Wire Hunter T-Stat
Red Not used
Yellow Y/C = Cool
White W/B = Heat
Blue not used
Brown G = Fan
Green RC1 and looks like you need to jumper RH and RC
I tried your recommendation and when it should be providing heat both the heat and air fans come on; though there seems to be no heat. Can't tell if the air is just a fan because it's so cool right now.

Any recommendations?

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Old 09-26-2010, 10:53 AM   #10
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I got it working, and I'm not sure what I did wrong the 1st time cause the recommendations Bob made worked when I went through it the second time. Unfortunately I'm going to have to return the thermostat and probably won't get the same one. The latch mechanism that keeps the control panel covered is a piece of crap and broke. I bet that's why it's on clearance! I assume Lowe's will take it back. Now I'll have to go through the install again. Hope that one is easier.

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