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Old 04-12-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Changing to a digital thermostat - which one should I get?

I want to change out the cheaper analog thermostat for a digital one that will hold the temp better in the trailer. I've read a couple of posts about the Hunter thermostats and also about the Colemans. The Coleman is obviously more expensive, but it has the two speed fan switch built in, which is definitely something that I want to keep.

For those of you who have switched, what do you think? Who has wired in a switch on the Hunter, and how did you do it? I have no issues running wires, but my soldering skills are pretty poor............

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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I swapped my thermostat with a Honeywell RTH111B Vertical Digital Manual Thermostat (http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH1...4279739&sr=8-9).

Nothing fancy, just simple thermostat. Same ones I put in my house actually. My heater in the camper does not have different fan speeds so I just needed something simple and works.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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I've done the programmable Hunter on our last 2 trailers. One of the best mods I did. Even with the 2 speed fan switch (from Radio Shack) it's very easy to do. Here's some links in case you do't have them:

http://home.roadrunner.com/~morodat/hunter_install.html

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

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/24108995.cfm
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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I've done the programmable Hunter on our last 2 trailers. One of the best mods I did. Even with the 2 speed fan switch (from Radio Shack) it's very easy to do. Here's some links in case you do't have them:

http://home.roadrunner.com/~morodat/hunter_install.html

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

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/24108995.cfm
I did the same thing on a previous camper.

The Hunter worked great and was inexpensive.

I removed it and sold it to a buddy when I traded in the RV. My current camper came with a Duotherm digital themostat.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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My trailer has one speed on heat, but 2 on the AC. Is there a thermostat out there that will run the AC on low, but if it gets too warm, switch it to high? Auto control of fan speed based on say 10 degrees over set temp? That would be sweet.....

I'd also hope to have such an animal that runs on batteries or has very low DC draw when running on batteries/boondocking.....

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Can you guys tell the difference from high to low? Maybe mine is stuck on high, but I just can't tell ANY difference so I just hard wired it to high. With the quick cool vents closed and the ducted system, it is really quiet anyway.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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I found this thread over @ rv.net where they found a cheap, 2 state thermostat on ebay. However, right now they are all $60+ on ebay.

Sounds like a great solution for me, but knowing that people got them for $10-15 makes me cringe to spend $60

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Chak, try Amazon... they have them ranging from around $20 on up. This is just one but it's just an example so don't hold me to it:

http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH1...431157&sr=8-23
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Chak, try Amazon... they have them ranging from around $20 on up. This is just one but it's just an example so don't hold me to it:

http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH1...431157&sr=8-23
This is the one I used :-)

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I can't tell enough difference between high and low to worry about losing low. I did, however, replace my thermostats with the Coleman brand (I don't want to worry about warranty issues). They were more expensive yes, but operate on 12v.

They have been working full time since August 2010.
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