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Old 09-07-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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Thermostat frenzy

Of all the annoying issues that can crop up in our motorhome, (besides Norcold refrigerators), the most baffling is the random performance of the two-zone thermostat in our 2006 40-ft. Tiffin Allegro Bus.
I know, I've been watching your old posts, and all we seem to come up with is witchcraft. Stomping our feet and banging the wall seems to work just as well as anything, which is nothing.
So my question is, WHAT'S NEW in the RV heat and air business? Is there something out there that we can use with confidence?
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You could switch over to mechanical controls.
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I had a problem with intermittent function of my comfort control system.
Replaced the RJ11 connectors in the units on roof, Problem solved.
RJ11 = Telephone connectors.
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Here's one. Not sure that I believe them, but it's been working fine since.
Tom Johnson (now Camping World) in Charlotte diagnosed the erratic performance of the thermostat to the adjacent fluorescent light "radiation". Maybe, maybe not, put they replaced the ballast and no problems since. Went through 6 "defective" thermostats before that one.
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If you use Bluetooth technology near the some brands of thermostat it will affect the performance. You will have to power off the AC units, thermostats and remove the fuse in the thermostat. This should help correct the issues.


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Here's one. Not sure that I believe them, but it's been working fine since.
Tom Johnson (now Camping World) in Charlotte diagnosed the erratic performance of the thermostat to the adjacent fluorescent light "radiation". Maybe, maybe not, put they replaced the ballast and no problems since. Went through 6 "defective" thermostats before that one.
That is an excellent suggestion as I had one ballast screw up my Intellitec EMS Display along with my tank level display. Took me a long time to figure that out by myself.

Others have claim a bad ballast has messed up other devices too.

Looking for that one ballast is a job as there are so many fluorescent ceilings lights to isolate the bad one.

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If you have the 5-button Comfort Control Center you may need to do a reset. I found on our coach that the system would not reset properly unless I turned off ALL the florescent lights in the MH!
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My rear section would not follow the temp selection on the thermostat. I have two sensors, one for each zone. The forward zone sensor, Zone 1, is mounted below the forward tv cabinet in a small white plastic housing, a semi globe with slot openings attached with two small screws. The rear zone sensor, Zone 2, is mounted next to the rear closet in a similar semi globe housing. I found the rear sensor was pinched between its plastic housing and the wall. Once freed of this condition, the system operated normally. Two beer job.
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Here's one. Not sure that I believe them, but it's been working fine since.
Tom Johnson (now Camping World) in Charlotte diagnosed the erratic performance of the thermostat to the adjacent fluorescent light "radiation". Maybe, maybe not, put they replaced the ballast and no problems since. Went through 6 "defective" thermostats before that one.
Yep, that was a problem on some Newmar rigs several years ago, never affect us with the '02 DSDP though.
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