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Old 06-08-2015, 04:56 PM   #11
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I don't know the controls of that model. If it's a wall mounted mechanical (mercury) based thermostat, many people have been upgrading them to digital models. The mechanical thermostats sometimes have a 3-5 temp swing. A digital thermostat is much better at sensing the temp.

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Old 06-08-2015, 05:02 PM   #12
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OP, I would guess you have a crappy analog thermostat. My 2015 thermostat lets the temps swing 5 degrees lower or higher than you think you have it set at. That means if you set it at 72, it could get down to 67 before it turns off and up to 77 before it turns on.

I bought a simple digital thermostat to replace the analog. Its sitting on my counter as we speak, waiting for time next weekend to install. You will be a lot happier with a better thermostat. As others said, run your fan on high to prevent it freezing up as much.

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Old 06-09-2015, 12:58 PM   #13
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Ok, but whatever thermostat we have, if we put in on the coldest setting for a while and the cabin gets cold, then we turn it down to a warmer setting you would think you would hear the compressor cut off. We do not hear anything, in fact, it is like it does not matter what you have it on it is going to be like a meat locker in there.
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:14 PM   #14
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Maybe remove the cover from the thermostat and unscrew it from the wall. Make sure all of the wires are connected properly. If they are and it still doesn't work, it sounds like it needs to be replaced. If you replace it, I would get a digital one as mentioned above. I replaced mine with the Coleman digital thermostat. It is a little pricy, but it was a direct replacement wire for wire. Took 10 minutes to swap out and now I can keep the temp to within a degree or two. Good luck. Let us know what you find/do.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:39 PM   #15
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Air Conditioner Thermostat question

I have a 165 and I have the same thing. I don't believe it actually functions like a thermostat like what is in a house, it works more like what is in a car, it just controls the temperature of the air coming out of the vents, it doesn't regulate the temperature in the cabin.

Good luck finding a happy medium. Remember we have the smallest possible camper, and these units are fairly universal, so they are designed to cool a camper much larger than ours.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:08 PM   #16
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I haven't had the chance to look at the thermostat on our trailer, but on our old hybrid I managed to adjust the thermostat's anticipator and get a little less "swing" out of the temperatures. I just wonder if these ones have the same feature.

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Old 06-10-2015, 05:37 AM   #17
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For those who have a hybrid camper with an A/C unit and no thermostat at all, there's a nice write-up on this site in how to add one. It involves installing a simple relay to "trigger" on/off the power to the A/C by the fuse panel. Simply put, the new thermostat you install will detect the desired temp, and operate this relay to turn on or turn off the A/C unit. It does require some running of wire, so finding locations to hide the wire, and getting it run from an installed thermostat location to your fuse box area will be needed.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:13 AM   #18
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chucknbob, I think your response best matches what is going on with our camper. It makes sense since this is a very small camper with a large air conditioner.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #19
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Make sure your turning the dial the right way. Towards the red. I have not had trouble with mine. I keep it closer to colder than warmer but we live in Florida. How you liking your 165? We did our maiden voyage in ours last month. Ours is a 2011 model. Everything works great and we really like the layout.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:59 PM   #20
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.Anyone have a link to the relay trigger themostat mod ? I have searched and can't find it

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