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Old 05-27-2016, 03:20 PM   #11
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Gotta pic of which thermostat you have?

Sorry, I didn't see it was a ceiling controlled unit.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:55 PM   #12
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not arguing either John, Just discussing

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Don't want to start an argument but I'm licensed in commercial HVAC/R and it's done all the time, not saying it would be a good idea on his unit without looking at it, but it can be done. Also it would void the warranty if it has one.
I'm also a ac contractor ( 24 years here in Texas) all the RV ac units I have worked on with manual controls in the overhead section have no low voltage power. Most have a 2 speed fan motor also. Mainly I have worked on Coleman. Some of the ducted package units use 12 volt controls.

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Old 05-27-2016, 10:33 PM   #13
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Moving the AC controls to the wall is on my possible project list for our trailer for two main reasons - my wife cannot reach the controls and the fan running constantly. There is a thread on the forum with detailed instructions on how to do it yourself. I had not seen the controller kit listed here but yikes - over $600 is too steep for me. My wife can use the step stool.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:38 PM   #14
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Moving the AC controls to the wall is on my possible project list for our trailer for two main reasons - my wife cannot reach the controls and the fan running constantly. There is a thread on the forum with detailed instructions on how to do it yourself. I had not seen the controller kit listed here but yikes - over $600 is too steep for me. My wife can use the step stool.
Do a little web shopping. Here's a kit for $75.


Dometic Single Zone LCD Control Kit w/ Thermostat White 3313189.0..
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:09 PM   #15
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Maybe running the thermostat wire is what you are calling challenging? I can see where that might present a bit of a problem.
Exactly. Could be challenging since you also need to.pick-up a 12v power feed.
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Do a little web shopping. Here's a kit for $75.


Dometic Single Zone LCD Control Kit w/ Thermostat White 3313189.0..
Won't work on a Coleman unit.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:37 PM   #17
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If it's a Coleman unit, then you'll need a new inside ceiling unit and a digital thermostat that is battery powered. Don't use an RV thermostat...much better/cheaper ones to be had. You'll also need to run the thermostat wire...which is probably the hardest part.
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Won't work on a Coleman unit.
Never saw the post where the OP said he had a Coleman unit. Must have missed it. Can't believe the cost to upgrade a Coleman would be that much more expensive but I'm not going to do the research for the OP. I was just trying to make him aware that kits are available and it's not necessary to reinvent the wheel. It's pretty obvious that a Dometic kit won't work on a Coleman air conditioner. I assumed if he didn't have a Dometic unit he could figure that out without me having to say so.
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