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Old 04-15-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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29.5 Thermostat Upgrade

Not much of a mod, but it still counts. Very easy swap-out, since its a wire-for-wire swap. Takes all of 5 minutes to complete. Just makes it much easier to see / know the temp and your adjustment. The slider stinks and I don't know why Jayco wouldn't just install these at the factory instead. I mean really, go ahead and charge me $50 more over the stock model, no problem!


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Coleman Digital Wall Thermostat 8330-3862

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:51 AM   #2
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I did the same to mine. Starting in 2012, some lines had them and others did not. Maybe they have a tractor trailer full of them that they need to get rid of.

I know I have 2 that are no longer used.
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Did same mod after returning from long winter trip south. The slider worked fine, but was as others have said difficult to adjust to a desired set point and had wide temp swings between the on and off cycles. The digital is in fact a wire to wire swap, but be careful to mark the wires coming out of the wall so you can match the Tstat wires back to the same wall wires. The wall wires are not a color match to the tstat wires but the digital and the slider model have the same colors so the reinstall is easy if you mark things and know which wall wire the red, green, white, etc s/b connected to. I wrote down the original combinations and then disconnected one wire from the old stat at a time and reconnected the same color back to that wire. Beyond simple. Got mine from Amazon at around $60 with prime shipping.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:53 AM   #4
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Just ordered one for my 2016 Jay Flight 26BH.

Thank you for the info


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I believe my X213's thermostat is used for heat only. Is this right? There's only 1 switch for on/off and a slider for themperature. The heat is ducted but the A/C is central. Would an upgraded thermostat give me the option for fan setting and speed?
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Aero_Dave. Thanks for the link. Just ordered a replacement for my fiver. Cheaper and no tax, both nice savings from that big site.
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:29 AM   #7
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I did mine a few months ago too. In real cold weather the large swing of the analog thermostat would constantly make the camper go from hot to cold again. It was very bad as the camper would bleed heat off so fast in sub 20 degree Temps. The digital one is much better.
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Do they have a programmable model?
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Dave, this means I did something before you. LOL. This was my first mod.
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Do they have a programmable model?
I looked and couldn't find anything.
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