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Old 04-15-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Hey all! Just got back from a two week trip in Oregon. Had a great time and the camper did great. The problem is that one of (her) birds decided to take the thermostat apart and eat the guts! Lucky for me I had the aux heater with us! Anyway, does anyone know if I can just go to home depot and get a "cheapo" thermostat to replace the coleman-mach that was there before? If so,are thereany key words or tricky phrases I need to use or look for?

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Old 04-15-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Jim, check this post out;



http://www.crossroadsrv.com/forum/fo...ID=13483#13483
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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The hunter is great.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:17 AM   #4
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You could call Crossroads and see what they would charge you for the new digital thermostat they are putting in the new trailers. It even has two zones iif you have two a/c units.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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I put the Hunter in my TT to and love it. I got mine from Lowes, Walmart didnt have any in stock.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #6
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http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas...ctdataid=66938









Dometic makes a nice all-in-one unit now, I provided the link.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #7
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Mike, your link to the Dometic thermostat is what I was refering to by calling Crossroads. This is what is in our new Cruiser.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:59 PM   #8
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Is the Hunter (or the probably more expensive Dometic) easy to install? Meaning, are all the wire colors the same, etc?
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:38 PM   #9
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I installed one a few years ago and wiring colors were the same. Only difference is that RV thermostats have switch for hi/lo fan on air conditioner. I installed automotive rocker switch next to thermostat to switch between these two wires for hi/low fan speeds. But, you could just wire hi-speed connector to thermostat and cap the lo-speed if you don't want this feature.There should be an instruction sheet for the RV thermostat in your paperwork, this will have a wiring diagram for the RV thermostat - the Hunter will have one in package. Only about $20 at Lowe's, and will control within 1 degree. Much better than stock thermostat with spring. Oh, I think you have to cap 12V supply also as the Hunter runs on batteries.Edited by: Wontontr
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:42 PM   #10
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here's a pretty good link for the install
http://www.rverscorner.com/hunterstat.htm
or the following at mod my rv
http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/07/14/rv-digital-thermos



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Old 04-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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Get the Hunter thermostat. We had the Hunter in our old Cruiser and the Dometic DualZone in the PP and I like the cheaper Hunter better. The link to the wiring is in the post delqcc made above.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:44 AM   #12
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I want simple and cheap. I have the hunter, best thing I did for heat when we have to use propane. Setit and forget it. I just use the on off air switch.
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