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Old 01-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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The analog thermostat has a +/- of 6 swing, where the digital has a 1-1 1/2 swing for start and stop of AC and Furnace which is more precise.
And this is the big benefit.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #12
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For us the AC is more in the heat. We have a 3 minute wait with Honeywell.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #13
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2010 Rockwood 2304s - struggling with replacing analog for digital. I am getting a range of confusing data, even from the local RV techs. I have found an Atwood Digital that says it simultaneously controls furnace and roof top air. $229.00. So asked tech for approximation of installation cost. He responds that he can't tell till he gets the new thermo and determines whether he has to reconfigure the AC wiring. If not necessary, very small job, but if necessary much labor to run wires. Do not want to pay big dollar for thermo then find that it is another big bill for installation. The Atwood part # is 1053-1 38555. Has anyone done this mod? I am not hung up on Atwood, but would sure like to find one that is quickly compatible with my Suburband furnace and Dometic roof air. My current thermo controls both, so the wiring is there.
Check here, looks like MikeA may have a solution.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f16/thermostat-manual-18894.html#post153307

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #14
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I recently replaced my "Dometic" thermostat with a "Hunter" from Wally-World, cost of about $20. The old unit would continue to run long after the set-point for either A/C or heat had been reached. I had to play a bit with the wiring as my old one was a six wire set-up and the new one only used four wires. I did not add the extra switch for "Hi/Lo" fan as the low speed was enough. Odd thing was the green wire turned out to be the "HOT" wire in all this. I did not use the "RED" nor "BROWN" wire on the new unit. All is well now.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #15
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I installed a Hunter Programmable Digital T-stat in our last 3 campers. Takes about 10 minutes. FYI I put in the hi/lo fan speed switch but leave it on high mostly.
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We took our 2013 2304s out for an initial shake-down cruise this past week. Rather than cycling, the air conditioner stayed on full,...without cycling, dropping the temp in the coach low enough to hang meat. After careful evaluation, we found that the location of the thermostat, which is mounted on a recessed panel, restricted airflow through the case of the thermostat. As such, the device would not sense the change in temperature and allow the AC to cycle. In addition, it is mounted adjacent to the refrigerator and media center, both of which emit heat. By taking the cover off of the unit it ran perfectly -cycled and produced appropriate temp. It is a Coleman-Mach coupled to a 15K BTU AC. We will move the thermostat out from the wall, so it the airflow is not restricted. We fully expect that this will resolve the problem.

Will someone please explain the benefit of changing to a digital thermostat. From everything we have read, the digital portion of the newer thermostats is only reflected in the readout. The boards are the same. We have found that the issue with the analog thermostats in the 2304s is where it is mounted, not the fact that it is not digital.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #17
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We have a 2011 2304s congrats on your trailer. We switched to a digital thermometer about 2 mos. after getting our trailer ac ran constanly. With the digital it cycles on and off we are moch happier. We also drilled a pattern of holes in the board that holds the thermometer because thers alot of heat back there and that also seemed to help.
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Will someone please explain the benefit of changing to a digital thermostat. From everything we have read, the digital portion of the newer thermostats is only reflected in the readout. The boards are the same. We have found that the issue with the analog thermostats in the 2304s is where it is mounted, not the fact that it is not digital.

Benefits:

1st) Better accuracy of temperature control.
2nd) If you camp for extended periods, you can set the 5-7 day schedule just like you would have it in your bricks & sticks house. (Providing you have a programmable one there too)
3rd) & probably most important, its an easy, inexpensive & way cool mod. It's the first mod I do on every new RV.

**There may be other reasons out there but these are the ones that work for me.
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