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Old 06-14-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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thermostat replacement question

Getting ready to replace oem thermostat with a Coleman mach digital unit and had a quick question about the battery. Can I just pull the battery disconnect or do I need to completely unplug the battery before working on it? If I need to unplug the battery, I can just disconnect the negative wire right? Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
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To be on the safe side, disconnect the negative off the battery, then no surprise. Unplug shore power also.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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Got it thanks!
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Well I got the thermostat in and it seems to be working. The only problem I have is that when I tried screwing the backplate on, I could hear crunching in the wood and the screws were loose. So I know I have to raise the thermostat with either some new holes for the screws or mounting tape. If I were to do new holes, what's the best way? Just drill it in? The wall seems pretty flimsy.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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Seems like plastic wall anchors would work and allow you to use the same hole location with just a slightly bigger hole. They will expand when you insert the screw and hold to the thin RV plywood wall.
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If necessary use hollow door anchors. They should work on the wall for something as light as a thermostat.
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Thanks guys. Anchors worked wonderfully! On to the next mod!
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Where did you pick up the digital - if you don't mind me asking?

I'd like to convert the oem for a digital but I'd like to be able to run the fan on the low setting.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:20 PM   #9
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I ordered mine from Newegg.com: Coleman Digital Heat/Cool Thermostat (u) 8330-3362 - Newegg.com

I think they have them on Amazon as well. The only wire that didn't match up was the grey. I had to connect grey to brown instead of grey to grey if I remember right. Otherwise, super easy swap.

Edit: I tested the fan settings and was able to adjust between low & high. Seems to work perfect so far.
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Thanks for the feedback.

I think our coils freeze up when using the fan on high. Low seems to be better - not perfect but better.
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