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Old 02-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #11
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Where's the thermostat in a 5.0TA? A couple of the posters here have them & it might not be an easy reach...
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:17 PM   #12
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Might want to see if Dometic has a programmable; the digital Dometic turns off your fan (on cooling) when the AC cycle is completed, the regular ETI version does not. Don't know if there is a difference in the wiring between the two units.
Definitely a difference! Previous threads have discussed this. IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN. The regular is only two wires. The digital has additional wires. The chief advantage is that when controlling the air conditioning it shuts down the fan as well as the compressor. It's what I dislike most about using the AC. The noise never stops unless you manually turn it off. In a build I would order the digital thermostat. One thing you can't easily add after.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:05 PM   #13
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Phantom load

Programmable Tstats normally have a digital display, a programmer and a battery charging circuit in them . All of which represent a phantom load on the trailer's battery . Probably not an issue when camping but it could present an issue when the trailer is in storage . If you want to have the Tstat control the A/C as well as the heat you will need the proper Tstat subbase, and possibly additional control wire (18-4 or 18-5) and a low voltage relay for the A/C. The control voltage for the furnace and A/C are derived from different sources and must be kept electrically isolated.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:39 PM   #14
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On the 5.0 TA the optional digital thermostat is on the bathroom wall facing the bed, you have to go up the stairs a bit to see it. It's 3 wire for A/C and heat.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:44 PM   #15
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For anyone just wanting to add a digatial thermostat for your furnace this is a easy switch out that works great. Had one for 6 years in our Casita.

White-Rodgers 1E78-140 Emerson 70 Series Single Stage Non-Programmable Heat Only Thermostat - Programmable Household Thermostats - Amazon.com
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:33 PM   #16
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For anyone just wanting to add a digatial thermostat for your furnace this is a easy switch out that works great. Had one for 6 years in our Casita.

White-Rodgers 1E78-140 Emerson 70 Series Single Stage Non-Programmable Heat Only Thermostat - Programmable Household Thermostats - Amazon.com
I think that may be the smarter move. just get the eti std set up and change out the heat only thermostat. after all I am not sure we need a thermostat for the a/c as it has its own built in.

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Old 02-10-2015, 07:53 PM   #17
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The Dometic thermostat ETI supplies will shut the fan off with the compressor or run the fan constantly, shift the A/C automaticlly between hi and low speed fan plus control your furnace. Well worth the money on a new build. I was just showing the heat thermostat for anyone who did not get the Dometic setup.
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Thanks for letting me know that would work, Ron. Yes, it is used by some to have it warm in the morning by setting a time which I guess the ETI option does not do.

If the ETI option turns the A/C fan off as is said, then I would think that those people who use the A/C quite a lot would want it, if they can actually sleep with their A/C. No phantom load problem in storage as we have an off switch for the battery. Thanks all.
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For anyone just wanting to add a digatial thermostat for your furnace this is a easy switch out that works great. Had one for 6 years in our Casita.

White-Rodgers 1E78-140 Emerson 70 Series Single Stage Non-Programmable Heat Only Thermostat - Programmable Household Thermostats - Amazon.com
Changed out to this thermostat and it works very well . You also can read the temp . It has a little light . It is a lot more accurate .
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The White-Rogers is in my Amazon Cart now. FedEx and USPS seem to be always knocking on my door. Thanks for the hints about a good digital thermostat group!
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