July 19, 2010
This is the original thermostat which was difficult to set. I removed the screws from the black face plate.
The next step was to drill out the rivets that held the thermostat in place
Next step is to remove the wires from the thermostat.
I connected the wires to the back of the thermostat, Screwed this to the black face plate and reattached the face plate.
The new digital thermostat. Note I am going to add some spacers behind the thermostat to make it easier to replace the batteries.
Description and photos courtesy of He Ruide, a very active camper and forum community member. [Image Can Not Be Found]
JoeCamper, EwwwBugs, 4 kids, 2dogs and whatever else fits in my truck.
04 Dodge Ram 1500, 2010 Coleman Avalon
I recently did the same thing. I haven’t had a chance to test it on a campout……Honey, we need to go camping again so I can test the new thermostat I installed :cowboy:
Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer. Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.
September 28, 2010
I installed a digital one last fall. Haven’t used the furnace since then…two campouts we needed heat we had hook-ups and used ceramic heaters. That said, we’re going boondocking the first weekend of November, so I will get to try it then. Nice job on your install. Liked the photos with descriptions.
July 19, 2010
March 28, 2011
Great idea, Fritz! That’s the next best thing to having a remote control … and I don’t know if any manufacturer offers that. How do you deal with the extra wire during the day?
Hmm, have to look for a reasonable priced thermostat w/remote. Otherwise, I’ll install the Hunter. Our thermostat is the same as OEM pictured, and it’s a real pain to set. Also doesn’t help that it’s six inches off the floor.
It wasn’t my idea to make the long cord. I saw it posted somewhere. I just decided to go with the phone jack.
I have a 2" cord that’s on the thermostat with a phone plug end. I keep a long cord and coupler in the cabinet right above the thermostat. I add the long cord if I need to move it to the bunk end.
For anyone interested, here’s where I wrote it up on my blog.