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Old 11-19-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Cool Where is your furnace thermostat located?

I have a thermostat for my A/C located by the door in the "living room" of the rv. My thermostat for my furnace is in my bedroom in the very back of the rv. All this is ok, but I have an electric heater that I use in my bedroom for added heat during these cold Nebraska nights, with the heater running, my furnace don't kick on because the back room is plenty warm...

Is it ok to move it to a different location? Where is your thermostats located?

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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The control for my HVAC is by the exit door in the front, but I have three zones and there is a temp sensor in each zone. We usually use a portable electric heater we bought at Camping World and just move it around. The furnace just goes on where the portable heater is not.
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For us, it's not the thermostat that's the issue, it's the temperature sensor. The sensor for the living room/kitchen is located in a hallway across from a huge window. That window gets a lot of sun & even with the night shade down, heat radiates through. The sensor gets warmed & either turns on the A/C (if we're cooling the coach) or shuts off the furnace (if we're heating the coach). The front of the coach is usually freezing, either way, unless I set the thermostat for that zone to an extreme number, as a result. I've contemplated moving that sensor, I just need to figure out to where.

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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ya'll and your fancy "sensors" LOL

my thermostat is something that I think Einstein first worked up in his basement... this coach is a '93 but I swear the thermostat is a '93 B.C. !!!
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Our thermostat that controlls the A/C and heat is in the "hallway" between the kitchen and the bath. We also use a small elec heater and since we "follow the sun" we usually get by with just the elec heater.
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Ours for the living room is mounted in the hallway with the shower controls on the other side of the wall. Even taking a hot shower in the cool weather will cause the AC to come on. The other is in the bedroom so that one works just fine,
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Our thermostat that controlls the A/C and heat is in the "hallway" between the kitchen and the bath. We also use a small elec heater and since we "follow the sun" we usually get by with just the elec heater.
Ditto here. We also have a second gas furnace which only supports the rear of the coach and has its thermostat aft of door which can close off the bedroom from the rest of the coach. The only time we've ever used the furnace at night was a couple of months ago while staying in Minnesota and limited to a 20 amp hook up.

We have an electric fireplace which we will leave on for cold nights and a small electric space heater we'll use so both can be left on a medium setting.

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Old 11-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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thanks for all the inputs everyone, ALTHOUGH, i am rather jealous of all you that "follow the sun" or "small elec. space heater is enough for us"... when I come to nebraska to help dad with harvest is the most use this thing gets at one shot (about 2-4 months straight living) so it goes from the A/C getting a work out one day to the furnace fighting to keep up the next...

I'm just trying to figure out if i should move the thermostat elsewhere to get the best reading and best use out of my propane tank...

thanks again everyone, keep 'em coming!!
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Sorry if we got a little off track there Chris. I don't see any reason that you couldn't/shouldn't move your thermostat to better fit your needs. It would seem that moving it out toward the AC thermostat would better balance temps throughout the coach and allow it to operate normally without the electric heater in the bedroom. Might make getting out of bed on those cold mornings a little less painfull...

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thanks for all the inputs everyone, ALTHOUGH, i am rather jealous of all you that "follow the sun" or "small elec. space heater is enough for us"... when I come to nebraska to help dad with harvest is the most use this thing gets at one shot (about 2-4 months straight living) so it goes from the A/C getting a work out one day to the furnace fighting to keep up the next...

I'm just trying to figure out if i should move the thermostat elsewhere to get the best reading and best use out of my propane tank...

thanks again everyone, keep 'em coming!!
I know what you're saying, being from Nebraska myself. If you don't like the weather, just wait an hour.
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I know what you're saying, being from Nebraska myself. If you don't like the weather, just wait an hour.
i've waited 2 weeks now and IT AIN'T CHANGING!! lol

water pipes are freezing inside, black tanks are feezing, no city water hookup cause it freezes the farm hydrant, no water pressure cause my pump sucks! lol

maybe next hour it will change..


ope, yep, it changed! got 3 degrees colder! LOL
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The big thing to remember is where you relocate the t-stat to. Don't put it on an outside wall, or near a window or any location where other temps (stove, refer shower etc) can have an effect on it. Don't install it where the sun might come through the windows or doors. Stay approx 5' above the floor. Install it in an open area where the general airflow and temp can register on it.
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My rig was supplied with a "Cheap" (low quality and low cost) digital thermostat. I replaced it with a proper programmable unit with adjustable offset differential of 2,3,4,5, or 6 degrees. The heater or the air con no longer continuously cycle on/off.
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My front t-stat (sensor) is located in the ceiling of my street slide out. It collects all of the heat from the sun and is not an accurate temp. reading. I don't see how this can be relocated.
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