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Old 06-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #11
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You guys swapped out your thermostat for a digital one? I can't believe that never crossed my mind. I absolutely hate the thermostat that is in my X18D with it's guess work system of long and longer dashes representing hot and hotter. The worse part is that the kids sleep on that side of the camper so every time I'm trying to adjust it I have to shimmy past a pack and play while simultaneously praying that a 1 1/2 year old or 3 year old don't hear me and wake up.

Next weekend I was planning on installing an electric power jack. Now I will definitely be installing a new thermostat as well. Will any cheap thermostat work, Or do you need to look for anything special when picking one out?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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........ Now I will definitely be installing a new thermostat as well. Will any cheap thermostat work, Or do you need to look for anything special when picking one out?
I bought a cheap $20 one from the local building supply yard. It is not programmable if I recall. It uses 1 or 2 AA batteries which last the season for us. When I want heat I flip the switch from Off to Heat, and that is it.

As for electric heaters I have an old 1500 watt ceramic heater. It is a small little cube, that never leaves the HTT.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #13
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17Z hot water observation

A few people have told me that you should use a special 12v thermostat instead of a household model... Can't remember why, and I had a household one retrofitted into my pop up years ago with no problems...
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We use those tiny electric ceramic heaters in our x17c, and unless it's about 30 outside it's almost too much for me. We set it on the wood stove cover at nite, and generally tuck it away in the cabinet during the day as we don't generally need it. If I remember correctly, we got it at Walmart. These little trailers just don't need much extra help to keep it comfy at nite.
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[QUOTE=TributeSalukis; We set it on the wood stove cover at nite, [/QUOTE]

You have a wood stove in your trailer? Ours has a propane furnace.
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