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Old 01-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Digital Thermostat

Does anyone have experience providing a digital thermostat to Escape to be used to replace the old style thermostat? Tammy said they have only done it for a couple of owners and each time the digital thermostat was defective.

I was hoping to use one of the newer digital thermostats but now I am concerned. Pardon the stupid question but is there any way to test one prior to shipping it to our Escape friends?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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Carol: There's one solution at this website: Mod #100: Honeywell, Dometic and Suburban Digitial Thermostat Install | ModMyRV. Good luck.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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I didn't provide one to Escape. I got a Honeywell digital and installed it last fall. It was very easy. We only used it a few weekends, but so far no problems. (Knocking on wood). This was the one I chose:

RTH1100B Horizontal Digital Non-Programmable Thermostat - Amazon.com
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #4
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Leon,
How did you accommodate the furnace fan switch?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I had Reace put one in my new 19', it controls the furnace but he could not get a relay to operate the a/c also. I am pleased with the furnace set up, very little temperature swing as compared to the stock "coil" thermostat.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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The one advantage to a larger swing in temperature, is less cycling of the furnace. This is mostly prevalent when boondocking, as every cycle sees the fan run extra time to ensure the furnace is well purged.

But for comfort, less of a temperature swing is definitely better.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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>>How did you accommodate the furnace fan switch?<<

The thermostat has a three position switch, "heat", "off" and "cool". "Cool" is irrelevant for my purposes since it isn't hooked up to the AC. I control the furnace fan simply by flipping the switch between "heat" and "off".
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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Carol,

I installed an ACE non-programmable thermostat in my 19' and like it a lot. Here is a picture of it. It is available at any Ace Hardware or on Amazon for $23.80.


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Old 01-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #9
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Too bad we can not control our a/c with these also, it would be nice to have the a/c turn on and off automatically like the furnace does.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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There is also the older thread about this with more recommendations: digital thermostat

I went with the Hunter 42999B based on Donna's info, but haven't installed it yet.
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