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Old 03-28-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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Where to move thermostat

Not sure who the genius at Jayco thought putting the thermostat in direct line with a window was a good idea. NOT.

The afternoon sun comes through the window in the door and hits the thermostat. The **** thing will run for the rest of the day like that.

I thought about just covering up the window but that seems like the wrong approach.

Was wondering what would be the best place to put it without rewiring the whole RV or turning it into a major project.

I realize it depends on your floor plan but thought I would ask if anyone else has had this issue and how was it resolved.

Would this work?

Insteon Wireless Thermostat
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:00 PM   #2
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Our door window is covered with reflectix, but they do make the dark tinted replacement windows for the door. Camping world has them, or you can get a local glass shop to cut you some dark safety glass.
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Not sure who the genius at Jayco thought putting the thermostat in direct line with a window was a good idea. NOT.

The afternoon sun comes through the window in the door and hits the thermostat. The damn thing will run for the rest of the day like that.

I thought about just covering up the window but that seems like the wrong approach.

Was wondering what would be the best place to put it without rewiring the whole RV or turning it into a major project.

I realize it depends on your floor plan but thought I would ask if anyone else has had this issue and how was it resolved.

Would this work?

Insteon Wireless Thermostat
Don't know about the wireless tstat, but I just replaced the analog one with a digital [same brand]. Was an easy swap but this one is just a bit thicker and being that it is on the wall behind the bathroom door, the door won't open all the way. When closed, tsat location is fine but now when open [most of the time] it stands about 8" away from the wall. As a certified clutze I've already kicked the thing twice. Going to have to move it a few inches to the left and then figure how to cover the 1" existing hole.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:00 AM   #4
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Don't know about the wireless tstat, but I just replaced the analog one with a digital [same brand]. Was an easy swap but this one is just a bit thicker and being that it is on the wall behind the bathroom door, the door won't open all the way. When closed, tsat location is fine but now when open [most of the time] it stands about 8" away from the wall. As a certified clutze I've already kicked the thing twice. Going to have to move it a few inches to the left and then figure how to cover the 1" existing hole.
We have the same awarkward door and original tsrat. Will go find same brand digital.
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Not sure who the genius at Jayco thought putting the thermostat in direct line with a window was a good idea. NOT.

The afternoon sun comes through the window in the door and hits the thermostat. The **** thing will run for the rest of the day like that.
Doesn't it depend on what direction the trailer is parked as to whether the sun comes through the door or not? If you move it, make sure you consider all possible sun angles and oh, by the way don't mount it on an outside wall.
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