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Old 03-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Analog (OEM) vs Digital Thermostats

Last fall I replaced my rear thermostat from the original analog to a digital. I stayed with the Coleman brand even though I know you can save some cash by using other brands. I like matching color for color on the wiring and it works. Besides the unit is still under warranty and I didn't want to risk that.
Because of the cost I didn't change the front thermostat until just now, again with the Coleman digital.
I can't help but wonder why Jayco, and others, don't use digital thermostats as an OEM item? Yes they cost a little more than a cheapie analog, but maintaining temperature much better than analog (in my case +/- 1 degree for digital vs +/- 5 degrees for analog) would seem to be a selling point for Jayco. And realistically, just how many of us could pick out such a small adder when figured into the cost of the Jayco?

Just my 2 cents. (now off of soap box).

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Old 03-19-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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edatlanta, your 2 cents worth make a lot of sense to me. I agree that Jayco could make a good selling point if they start including digitals in their new RV's. I have been a little annoyed at the temperature differenation that analog's allow. I am out of the 2 year warranty but do have the extended, however I think I will be switching to the digital unit very soon.
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I think I'll ask Jayco by e-mail and find out why they don't use Digital. I'll post there answer...
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Rod, I bet they will tell you its because of the pricing but you might also mention they should consider it as an option in future models.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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Where did you get the digital and how much did it cost?
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #6
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Coleman thermostats are not easy to find, but the best place I found is https://www.makariosrv.com/. You will have to have your model number of your a/c in order to get the right one, but when you do it is 5 wires to attach and color coded. 5 minute install.
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I switched mine out for a Hunter took all of 10 min to do
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Does the two speed fan work with the Hunter? My Coleman t'stat has a hi/lo switch for the two speed fan. I seem to recall others have had to install a separate switch for this feature to work.
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I installed a switch on the side of my Hunter digital to control the hi/lo speed, works just fine.
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Great. I'm glad we both have digitals now. It should have been this way from the factory.
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