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Old 04-16-2019, 06:15 PM   #1
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Replace analogue thermostat with digital

I sleep with my head right below the thermostat. The thermostat would wake me each time it cycled on and off. I finally replaced it with this non-programmable digital Honeywell, which works well. Got it at Home Depot. Simple installation, as I recall.
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I know the feeling. Hard, isn't it, removing that mousetrap off the wallet? And to think it only took you 10 years to do it.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:28 PM   #3
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I know the feeling. Hard, isn't it, removing that mousetrap off the wallet? And to think it only took you 10 years to do it.

When the Home Depot assistant came over to help, I expressed dismay at the price as I had seen the US price online. She asked me what I thought would be fair and then took me to cash and sold it for that price. It was some sort of customer satisfaction program they were running at the time.
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Great idea for a thread!!

I couldn't find the model you used (RTH5100B) on homedepot.ca, but did see this model that looks quite slick for only CAD$53.
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Great idea for a thread!!

I couldn't find the model you used (RTH5100B) on homedepot.ca, but did see this model that looks quite slick for only CAD$58.

The one you linked to shows as $53 now.
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The one you linked to shows as $53 now.
I can't conclude that wasn't an input error... I have updated the post!
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I’m glad this is a thread. It’s embarrassing that the mechanical thermostats are still installed in trailers when one opts for no A/C. They shouldn’t even be in the junk drawer. At almost $30 US for one you are more than halfway to a non-programmable digital.
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I’m glad this is a thread. It’s embarrassing that the mechanical thermostats are still installed in trailers when one opts for no A/C. They shouldn’t even be in the junk drawer. At almost $30 US for one you are more than halfway to a non-programmable digital.
Dave we did get AC and received the mechanical thermostat . It went buy , buy fast and changed to a digital $ 21 lighted thermostat . Pat
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Dave we did get AC and received the mechanical thermostat . It went buy , buy fast and changed to a digital $ 21 lighted thermostat . Pat
Yes, the older trailers had A/C controls on the unit and a mechanical heater thermostat. Maybe some even had two thermostats. Newer trailers with A/C and heat have the functions combined on the Dometic digital thermostat.
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At almost $30 US for one you are more than halfway to a non-programmable digital.
I stand corrected. The digital thermostats can be found cheaper than the mechanical. These are nice compact ones that I have used:
Heating and cooling:
https://www.amazon.com/Lux-Products-...17962577&psc=1

Heating only:
https://www.supplyhouse.com/Lux-PSD0...nly-Thermostat
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I know the feeling. Hard, isn't it, removing that mousetrap off the wallet? And to think it only took you 10 years to do it.
Wow, he out cheaped you

That's a mod a lot of us have done. I hated the original one. Hard to move the lever and every time that I did I expected it to snap.

With the digital I can just reach up in the middle of the night and beep, beep it up or down as required.

Definitely a mod worth doing for anyone that has an old style mechanical one.

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I actually like the analogue thermostat. I can reach up and adjust it during the night without getting up, and the old style thermostat doesn't have another LED blinking at me all night!
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I actually like the analogue thermostat. I can reach up and adjust it during the night without getting up, and the old style thermostat doesn't have another LED blinking at me all night!
I don't think any of the thermostats shown or linked in this thread have an LED blinking. The screen lights up when you press a button to make an adjustment and then it goes out.
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The bed area is an important nocturnal command post. When I am safely in the prone these critical tools are right where I need them. Only wish then is for a digital thermostat with a bigger display.
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Only wish then is for a digital thermostat with a bigger display.
Maybe?
https://hvacsurplus.com/products/pro...xoCUCEQAvD_BwE

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F17SFKD...3-7767bbfe69e8
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Yes I see, those do have bigger displays. Very tempted to get that mousetrap off my wallet.
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I know the feeling. Hard, isn't it, removing that mousetrap off the wallet? And to think it only took you 10 years to do it.
Hi: MyronL... You don't want to rush into it Eh? I just got around to putting last years fertilizer on the lawn. There's just so much to consider these days!!! Alf
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I don't think any of the thermostats shown or linked in this thread have an LED blinking. The screen lights up when you press a button to make an adjustment and then it goes out.
At least for our digital replacement, yup light only comes on when up or down button pressed then it goes out and stays out until pressed again . We found the mechanical thermostats to be off by 4 degrees . The digital is closer to temps desired . The mechanical thermostats were always way off temps in all our previous RV's . I guess they are better then nothing but the digitalis are a lot more accurate, at least that is what we have found . Pat
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We decided to upgrade and picked up a digital thermostat last night. Rona gave us a $10 off coupon for signing up for their emails making this a reasonable CAD$39.99 investment (don't worry, I've already unsubscribed to the emails). We are going camping tonight for the long weekend which should give me ample time for what I anticipate to be a relaxing one beer install!

The wife is excited as well - "We can set an actual temperature and it wont wake me up?"

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A minor advantage of the mechanical thermostat is that it doesn’t have any standby power consumption. Digital themostats probably use 10 or 20 mA (more if it has feaures like wifi and a color touchscreen).
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