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Old 12-08-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Go to WalMart and buy yourself one of the basic Hunter Douglas thermostats that uses 2 AA batteries for power and a SPST microswitch. Then go online and download the instructions on how to hook it up. It is a simple job that will require only the addition of a couple of batteries and some basic soldering work. Total cost $30 dollars.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:20 PM   #3
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I agree with donn above.
I installed a no name Walmart digital in each of my last three campers. Takes longer to open the factory packaging than to install. All your wiring is already in the wall. On the last one I don't think I paid $30.
Your dealer already knows what this will cost. Not sure why they couldn't quote you.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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Thx to both for very much appreciated responses. Will follow your suggestions.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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I installed a Honeywell digital stat. The installation was very simple, and it controls the AC perfectly. BUT, it won't control my heat!! When I turn the switch to "HEAT" on the stat, the AC unit still kicks on & off.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:18 PM   #7
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I installed a Honeywell digital stat. The installation was very simple, and it controls the AC perfectly. BUT, it won't control my heat!! When I turn the switch to "HEAT" on the stat, the AC unit still kicks on & off.
Go back and recheck your wiring job. There are several wiring schematics and you may have to try a different one to make things work as intended.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
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I have just replaced my current programmable rite-temp digital thermostat with a Hunter non-programmable thermostat I purchased at Wal-Mart. See this link Walmart.com: Hunter Heat/Cool Just Right Digital Thermostat: Heating, Cooling, & Air Quality.

(Just did this as I thought my current one that I have had for a couple of years was causing my furnace heating problem ... and it was not)

Was an extremely easy install and this non-programmable thermostat is an easy thermostat for my wife to operate.

(I had purchased a Dometic Digital thermostat but had to resell in on ebay as I was unable to use it unless I did a circuit board change on my AC.)
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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Someday have to find all the stuff for mine. I used a 12 volt rocker switch from napa. Mounted it on the wall. No toggle switch at all. Also use a Hunter. I have a Honeywell and got lucky to have an odd one.
USE A 42999B Hunter.
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Agree with oregon camper

I have also replaced the analog thermostat with the Hunter. Very simple to install, small micro switch can be purchased from Radio Shack for low/high speed fan. The mod can be downloaded for the Hunter. The price from Wally World or Lowe's is around $20.00.

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.
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