Originally Posted by Tracylpatt
No need to spend the extra money on a coleman thermostat. Wal-Mart has Hunter thermostats that work just fine that costs $20.00 to $25.00. I used a Hunter digital thermostat for the last 4 years in place of the coleman manual thermostat that came with my Jayco. The Hunter thermostats work off of 2 AA's instead of the RV's 12 volt source.
I'm planning on installing heat pumps in the TT I want to buy and I have found only one Hunter heat pump thermostat, a programable one that gets lousy reviews. If I'm going to be spending $50k+ on a TT, it would be silly to cheap out on the thermostats (not to mention there might be warranty issues for the heat pumps if I used a different brand thermostat). Having to Mickey Mouse a switch for the extra fan speed doesn't set well with me.
I plan on contacting Coleman to discuss their thermostats and multistage controls. Here in AZ, temperatures can vary widely during the day and night and I don't want to have to get up in the middle of the night to manually switch from heat pump to furnace because the outside temperature dropped below the heat pumps' low temperature threshold (I want to use as little propane as possible). I would also like it if the thermostat(s) could automatically kick in the second heatpump when temps go too high or low for only one to adequately cool or heat the TT.