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Old 11-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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New Digital T-stat

Our coach has two propane furnaces. The one in the rear of the coach is controlled by an analog heat only t-stat. I would like to replace it with a digital version. Anyone know what to advise that I purchase? Thanks
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I did this about a year ago. Used a $20 battery operated digital thermostat from Home Depot and blocked the selector switch that selects cooling so it only slides to heat or off. I couldn't find a heat only digital thermostat
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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I did this about a year ago. Used a $20 battery operated digital thermostat from Home Depot and blocked the selector switch that selects cooling so it only slides to heat or off. I couldn't find a heat only digital thermostat
Hi Harry, Do you know the brand and model # of what you used. What you describe would work for me but I'm having trouble finding one locally. Thanks
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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KIX Scroll down to Forum Jump RV Sytems & appliance forum.. then search for thermostat up grade.. or digital thermostat... I did it but the instructions are with the MH in storage.. If you have a problem let me know and I will get the instructions and try to help.
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Many with analog tstats have chosen the Hunter programmable digital tstat for home use.

http://www.hunterfan.com/Mobile/Prod....aspx?id=27122
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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KIX Scroll down to Forum Jump RV Sytems & appliance forum.. then search for thermostat up grade.. or digital thermostat... I did it but the instructions are with the MH in storage.. If you have a problem let me know and I will get the instructions and try to help.
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Thanks Don. Did the search and still have a problem. One of the problems is that the posts address heat pump or AC/heat t-stats or mention a Hunter with model # that I can't seem to locate.

Clyon51, thanks. I checked out the link you included. None of them mention that they can run on battery power (i.e. 2-AAA) and I feel comfortable saying that none of them are designed to run on 12v.

So, I'm still stuck.
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CBones......thanks. My plans were to run 12vdc to the t-stat location so that I wouldn't have to be concerned about the back up batteries. If you're wondering why that would be a concern it's because we live in FL and don't need heat very often and with my normal luck the batteries would be dead when I needed them. In my search to try ot find a compatable t-stat I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing and I guess I'll just use a battery backup model and change the batteries annually when I change smoke and CO detector batteries. Can't seem to find a heat ONLY one either. Thanks for everyones help.
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Kix,

I used a Honeywell TH5200. I also put on on the roof vent in the kitchen to operate the Fantastic Fam
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I used a Honeywell TH5200. I also put on on the roof vent in the kitchen to operate the Fantastic Fam
Thanks, Harry.
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I used a Honeywell TH5200. I also put on on the roof vent in the kitchen to operate the Fantastic Fam
Harry, How long do the batteries in the t-stat you used last?
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Sorry Kix. Missed your question about battery life.

It has been almost two years since I installed the thermostats and have not replaced any of the batteries yet.
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I replaced both of mine with coleman rv confort 8330-336 modle they work great and hard wired to the 12 volt like old one
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