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Old 07-07-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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RW 2306 - Locks, Thermostat

We have a 2015 RW 2306 which we took delivery of in March of this year. Spent 14 nights in it so far and we are VERY pleased with it. However, there are two minor items that bother me....

The thermostat. I've read about others swapping it out for a digital unit. What I don't understand is how that helps with the 'hot wall' issue? I've noticed that when the fridge isn't running, the thermostat is pretty accurate. With that in mind, I was thinking that moving it to a different location would be helpful. BUT - if simply swapping to a digital unit will fix the problem, I'm all for the easier fix...

The other complaint is the exterior storage door locks. They seem extremely cheap compared to the quality of the rest of the camper. As in, it takes two or three tries to get the keys into the locks because the keys have to be oriented the right way. Has anyone swapped these out for something of better quality? Are there direct replacements out there?

(We camped with some friends with an Apex camper. The storage doors had magnets, so they would hold open without the little plastic retainer. AND they had car-door-style latches that keep them closed once you've unlocked them. Be still my beating heart!!! Sure wish RW would have used the same on the 2306!!)


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Old 07-07-2015, 07:57 AM   #2
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Most of the low end campers use the style of lock you are describing and the keys are all the same. Your neighbor con open yours and you can open theirs. The style of lock you see on the appex is generally used on coaches and high end campers.

Moving the thermostat will help and if it is accurate you may be satisfied as is. I have to in mine. One was accurate the other was terrible. I replace the one and I am happy with it.
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The thermostat. I've read about others swapping it out for a digital unit. What I don't understand is how that helps with the 'hot wall' issue? I've noticed that when the fridge isn't running, the thermostat is pretty accurate. With that in mind, I was thinking that moving it to a different location would be helpful. BUT - if simply swapping to a digital unit will fix the problem, I'm all for the easier fix... No it will not fix the problem, you would have to move the stat or fix the heat problem. More then likely your picking up a false reading behind the stat itself, such as the whole the wires come through,(plug it) I would also put a spacer behind the subase so air can circulate around the stat itself. Digital would help after you eliminate the false readings your getting.
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I stuffed some insulation in the hole that the thermostat wires are in to keep air from coming in. I then used some plastic spacers about 1/4 thick between the stat and the wall. This made a little better air space behind the stat to get a better reading.
I replaced the locks with new ones from rvlocksandmore.com. I matched the keys to my door lock so now I only have 1 key for everything. So nice to not have to worry about what direction I have to put the key in and the feel more solid. $20 for the 5 locks.
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I stuffed some insulation in the hole that the thermostat wires are in to keep air from coming in. I then used some plastic spacers about 1/4 thick between the stat and the wall. This made a little better air space behind the stat to get a better reading.
I replaced the locks with new ones from rvlocksandmore.com. I matched the keys to my door lock so now I only have 1 key for everything. So nice to not have to worry about what direction I have to put the key in and the feel more solid. $20 for the 5 locks.

Thanks! I think I'll be going this route.


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Didn't you get a Tundra?

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Didn't you get a Tundra?

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Ha! Just noticed that this morning...


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I replaced the locks with new ones from rvlocksandmore.com. I matched the keys to my door lock so now I only have 1 key for everything. So nice to not have to worry about what direction I have to put the key in and the feel more solid. $20 for the 5 locks.
What model lock did you replace the old style with?
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