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Old 02-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Anyone know if it voids the warranty if...

you change out the thermostat (that funky, cheap plastic, hard-to-turn-on-and-off one) with a digital thermostat?

We asked the service manager at the dealer and he still hasn't gotten back to us and neither has the thermostat manufacturer.

We have a 2012 and don't really want to void the warranty if we don't have to. Although that standard thermo on the X18D makes me CRAZY!

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Kim,

I would like to believe the only way the digital thermostat up-grade could impact a warranty service claim is if it's determined to be the root cause associated with the issue at hand.

Just thinking out loud here.

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ps: IMO, digital is the only way to go.
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To not cause a potential problem with my warranty I installed the Coleman digital that Coleman recommends for my two systems. They are 12v thermostats not the cheaper home system thermostats that you can get at Lowes or Home Depot. These do work, but require batteries to operate since they aren't 12v thermostats.
The Coleman units aren't cheap, but I didn't want any potential warranty problems. They have been working fine now for 19 months.
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Why not install the thermostat you want and if there is a problem down the road put the old one back before taking it for warranty service. Having the old as a spare would also assist in troubleshooting if there was a problem down the road.
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Why not install the thermostat you want and if there is a problem down the road put the old one back before taking it for warranty service. Having the old as a spare would also assist in troubleshooting if there was a problem down the road.
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To not cause a potential problem with my warranty I installed the Coleman digital that Coleman recommends for my two systems. They are 12v thermostats not the cheaper home system thermostats that you can get at Lowes or Home Depot. These do work, but require batteries to operate since they aren't 12v thermostats.
The Coleman units aren't cheap, but I didn't want any potential warranty problems. They have been working fine now for 19 months.
X2 on the Coleman t-stats. Besides being less likely to cause A/C failure, the Coleman 'stats have a built in two speed fan switch. The popular Hunter conversion requires a Michael Mouse looking switch added to get two speed fan operation. It also requires batteries that have to be replaced every so often.

If you decide to get a Coleman, be sure to shop around for price. I've seen price differences of as much as $20.

The Coleman 'stats aren't cheap but when you consider how much you spent for your Jayco, it just doesn't make sense to cheap out on something like a thermostat.
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You could always install a new thermostat and keep the old one and put it back on if you start having furnace problems!
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It would only void the warranty (in the USA) if they could PROVE that your mod caused the breakdown... there is a federal law down there about that...
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