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Old 10-11-2011, 08:02 PM   #11
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No need to spend the extra money on a coleman thermostat. Wal-Mart has Hunter thermostats that work just fine that costs $20.00 to $25.00. I used a Hunter digital thermostat for the last 4 years in place of the coleman manual thermostat that came with my Jayco. The Hunter thermostats work off of 2 AA's instead of the RV's 12 volt source.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:45 PM   #12
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Just ran into my first issue last week. In heat mode the furnace literally cycled on and off every 2 to 3 minutes. I was winterizing and it wasnt that chilly so I ended up just turning it back off. Afraid I may have to put the oem thermostat back in for the furnace to work properly. Any ideas what could be causing this? My ac also cycled more often but nothing like its doing with the furnace.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #13
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No need to spend the extra money on a coleman thermostat. Wal-Mart has Hunter thermostats that work just fine that costs $20.00 to $25.00. I used a Hunter digital thermostat for the last 4 years in place of the coleman manual thermostat that came with my Jayco. The Hunter thermostats work off of 2 AA's instead of the RV's 12 volt source.
I'm planning on installing heat pumps in the TT I want to buy and I have found only one Hunter heat pump thermostat, a programable one that gets lousy reviews. If I'm going to be spending $50k+ on a TT, it would be silly to cheap out on the thermostats (not to mention there might be warranty issues for the heat pumps if I used a different brand thermostat). Having to Mickey Mouse a switch for the extra fan speed doesn't set well with me.

I plan on contacting Coleman to discuss their thermostats and multistage controls. Here in AZ, temperatures can vary widely during the day and night and I don't want to have to get up in the middle of the night to manually switch from heat pump to furnace because the outside temperature dropped below the heat pumps' low temperature threshold (I want to use as little propane as possible). I would also like it if the thermostat(s) could automatically kick in the second heatpump when temps go too high or low for only one to adequately cool or heat the TT.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:30 PM   #14
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Just ran into my first issue last week. In heat mode the furnace literally cycled on and off every 2 to 3 minutes. I was winterizing and it wasnt that chilly so I ended up just turning it back off. Afraid I may have to put the oem thermostat back in for the furnace to work properly. Any ideas what could be causing this? My ac also cycled more often but nothing like its doing with the furnace.
My guess (emphasis on guess) is the anticipator (I think that's what it is called; it's been a long time since I've worked on thermostats) may be out of adjustment. You might check with Coleman to see if there is an adjustment (usually a little screw you turn one way or the other) that can be made to prevent excessive cycling. Another possibility is the furnace may be blowing hot air onto the thermostat.

Another possibility is the furnace itself is acting up. You could reinstall the mechanic thermostat to see if the problem goes away. If not, then the furnace is the problem.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #15
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Another vote for the Hunter Thermostat from Wally World.
We installed one in our last Jayco Eagle and now have two of them in our Jayco Pinnacle, they are low cost and work great.
Just have to replace the batteries once a year.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:01 PM   #16
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Another vote for the Hunter Thermostat from Wally World.
We installed one in our last Jayco Eagle and now have two of them in our Jayco Pinnacle, they are low cost and work great.
Just have to replace the batteries once a year.
Read the post I made two posts prior.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:17 PM   #17
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What model Hunter thermostat did you install, is it for just heating or for both heating and cooling. How did the wiring match up? Thanks.
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What model Hunter thermostat did you install, is it for just heating or for both heating and cooling. How did the wiring match up? Thanks.
Reviving this thread as the Coleman-Mach digital I replaced for the analog resets itself to 72 degrees (I assume the default) from our heat setting of 68 during the night. If it's a low voltage random kind of thing I want to replace w/ a battery powered thermostat. What Hunter model was used and how did the wiring match up?

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Reviving this thread as the Coleman-Mach digital I replaced for the analog resets itself to 72 degrees (I assume the default) from our heat setting of 68 during the night. If it's a low voltage random kind of thing I want to replace w/ a battery powered thermostat. What Hunter model was used and how did the wiring match up?

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I just installed the Prolux PSP511C on my trailer. Works perfectly. The wiring was straightforward as well.
Here is a link to the thermostat: http://a.co/0TmyWSx
Here is how my wires matched up:
Red = RH+RC - Power
Yellow=Y - AC compressor
White=W - Heat
Green=G - Fan High
Blue=No connection
Gray=No connection - Fan Low
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Reviving this thread as the Coleman-Mach digital I replaced for the analog resets itself to 72 degrees (I assume the default) from our heat setting of 68 during the night. If it's a low voltage random kind of thing I want to replace w/ a battery powered thermostat. What Hunter model was used and how did the wiring match up?

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Sounds like you're losing 12V at some point; 72 is in fact the "default" temp setting, at least when set to "cool". If it were me, I would chase that 12V drop as opposed to getting a new t-stat to hide the symptom of a potentially greater problem. Of course, my trailer sits idle for long periods of time, so I hate having things with batteries. Seems I'm always replacing the batteries in my remotes.
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