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Old 05-27-2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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Replacing my Thermostat

Last winter while I was working on my trailer I knock the thermostat cover off the wall in the bedroom. I didn't think I did any harm to it but today I found that I did. Before I replace this with another one to match the original, does anybody have any thoughts of up grades. Is there something better out there that anybody knows of?
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I was wondering that too, but never pursued it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:06 AM   #3
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Do they actually have RV ones that you can program, similar to ones for S&B?
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Dave,
I had looked into it with our Montana as the newer models had a programmable thermostat. Even though they were the same manufacturers, it required a new logic board costing a few hundred dollars plus the new thermostat. I dropped the idea.

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I had looked into it with our Montana as the newer models had a programmable thermostat. Even though they were the same manufacturers, it required a new logic board costing a few hundred dollars plus the new thermostat. I dropped the idea.

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Thanks....I think I'll stick with a direct replacment
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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Would be nice to have a programmable but not if I'm going to have to upgrade the AC logic board!!
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Montana uses Dometic and they were pretty sophisticated with both ACs running through the same thermostat and remote temperature sensors.

I don't think these Coleman's are quite that sophisticated, but I don't know for sure. Seems like Honeywell universals can tackle about anything. Our S&B has a heat pump/AC/ and gas furnace with a Honeywell programmable thermostat, so it should have similar logic to the RV, but again I never pursued it further.
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Brad,
You're right. I haven't seen my rig in a while and forgot that it had 2 thermostats unlike the Montana's one.

I questioned the heat pump setting when I set the stat to electric only and the furnace ran. I was told that if there is more than a few degrees between the ambient temp and your setting, the furnace would supplement the heat pump. Still it makes me wonder if a S&B thermostat would work.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:34 PM   #9
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My house thermostat is like that too (we have a heat pump). If it's REALLLY cold in the house, the regular furnace kicks on to get it warm quick, then the heat pump takes over, so this makes sense to me.
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It would be interesting to explore someday, like some winter when I have cabin fever
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