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Old 05-26-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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Anyone move a thermostat in 17A?

Probably going to have this done professionally. I could do it, but I don't know if I could do all the wire rerouting and make it look nice and hold up. Anyhow, I do a lot of winter camping and the thermostat (or furnace control since we only have heat) is in the dining area. I would like to relocate it to the same height but on the bed side of the wardrobe so I can reach up from bed in the morning when it's freezing cold and turn it on and not have to get out from the covers until the trailer is cozy. I don't like to leave it running all night unless it's super cold because it always wakes me up when it kicks on. Thanks
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:06 PM   #2
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I don't like to leave it running all night unless it's super cold because it always wakes me up when it kicks on. Thanks

I replaced my original thermostat with a digital one. That shut it up.
Wouldn't want to try to run wires to new location myself.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:19 PM   #3
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I replaced my original thermostat with a digital one. That shut it up.
Wouldn't want to try to run wires to new location myself.
I too did the same in my 2009 19. Results were great, quiet in action and easier to use.
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As suggested already, replacing the stat is what I’d do first.
In addition to having a quieter switch, you could get one that’s programmable and set the schedule to turn up the heat in the morning. Might also be worth looking at thermostats that have a wireless remote.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:43 AM   #5
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I might do wireless. Replacing the thermostat is easy. As someone who camps 20-30 days in the single digits, what I really want is to be able to warm that trailer up without getting out of bed. It's not the click of the thermostat that wakes me up so much as the fan of the actual furnace. Oddly enough, I talked to someone with a 2018 17A and they said the thermostat came located by the bed. Wonder why they changed it. Was hopeing someone actually did this mod and could show what wires are routed where. Since it's only heat, I'm guessing the connection itself is a simple one wire setup.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:45 AM   #6
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Just comprehended the entirety of this post. Programmable would work, so it kicks up to say 70 at 5am but otherwise lets me sleep. That is something I could do myself I think. Thanks for that.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:01 PM   #7
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I replaced my original thermostat with a digital one. That shut it up.
Wouldn't want to try to run wires to new location myself.
Any chance you can confirm that the model is the RTH5100B? I just picked up a 17A (with heat only) and that's one of the fist mods I want to do.

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Old 06-07-2019, 02:23 PM   #8
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Here it is. Don't know that it is still available, but similar should be.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:30 PM   #9
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Here it is. Don't know that it is still available, but similar should be.
Perfect - that's the one in my link. Thanks for confirming.
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