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Old 07-18-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Thermostat Upgrade?

Anyone change out the stock thermostat (Dometic) with a digital model?

I'm still trying to figure out if this can be done on my Salem. I see on other websites that some have been able to do it...wonder how tough it would be?

My Keystone Outback had a Remote Controlled thermostat. I could change the temperature while in bed! I'm quite spoiled...

EDIT: This mod is completed and it works...read on for directions!
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:05 AM   #2
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Can't see why you could not make the swap in your trailer. It's done all the time in houses, and I can't see how the two systems would be substantially different.

Camping has sure come a long way when you can change the temperature from the comfort of your bed. What will they think of next? Doorbells maybe? (I actually knew a guy on another forum who installed one.)
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Not 100% sure if you could use a "house model", because house circuits are 24Volt DC for thermostats. I have no clue what it is in his trailer, but I would assume it is 12V
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Seems like others are doing it successfully:

http://www.rverscorner.com/articles/hunterstat.htm

I know I have the Duo Therm A/C, but not sure on furnace. I'll have to check my Owners Manual tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Battery operated for control voltage.....
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Google "digital rv thermostat" Lots of information but wiring seems to vary according to the make of the units you want to control. (ie Coleman, Duo-Therm, etc.) Hunter seems to be popular with people who have made the switch.
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Yea...I did the search.
I kinda like the Rite Temp models as well. I found Manufacturer's info on how it's wired into RV's as well. Not too complicated...I would guess. I may try to track one down and see what happens. I put one in my home years ago...and love it.

This is what I'm interested in...I think they are made for Home Depot specifically:

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I've got a thermostat like that (home, not TT).
I could only find it at Home Depot also.

rite-temp's website has certainly improved since I was last there.

Is this the wiring info you found?

http://www.ritetemp-thermostats.com/RVs.html
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I've got a thermostat like that (home, not TT).
I could only find it at Home Depot also.

rite-temp's website has certainly improved since I was last there.

Is this the wiring info you found?

http://www.ritetemp-thermostats.com/RVs.html

That's it. Ok wiring experts...will this work well in the travel trailer? Looks like it will...
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I'm not an expert, but I think it will.
That model thermostat has been serving well in my home for several years now.

(Honestly, I was waiting for you to complete it and post directions so that I can do it next )
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