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Old 10-22-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
Mel B.
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I think it's time I replaced my original thermostat, any suggestions? Mine works but you can't get an accurate temperature read.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:48 AM   #2
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If you can find an RV thermostat that reads temperature accurately, please let the rest of us know. Some are close, but over the years and rigs we've just learned to set it where we are comfortable and not worry about what temp it says it is.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:52 AM   #3
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We use an indoor/outdoor thermometer and compare the reading to the thermostat.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:06 PM   #4
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What thermostat go you have today? Early Montanas (2000 - 2002??) used a standard inexpensive household type thermostats. But 2004 is when Montana decided to use the infamous Dometic Infra Red (aka hand held remote) thermostat. Here is a link to an old discussion about replacing this POS. Clicky

That started the period where the thermostat is tied to a electronic circuit board in the AC unit which has to be changed with the thermostat.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:02 AM   #5
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I agree with Carl. Gone are the days you could go to Lowes and buy a good thermostat for your Montana. Mine has the capacitive touch thermostats which are the latest generation of junk. I've been waiting three months for Dometic to send new face plates; called them today and "they are in the mail"; I think they forgot.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:31 AM   #6
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During this initial year of ownership we too have kept an indoor/outdoor thermometer in our RV to check the accuracy of our two Dometic thermostats. We found that both cool to several degrees below set-point. While through time we understood this and could regulate the temperature accordingly, I wasn't willing to settle for this inaccuracy and failure to operate as intended. I had the main living area thermostat replaced twice and the bedroom thermo once. The last time was just a month ago and the same problem persisted with both. Since my warranty is about to expire, rather than go back to CW I wrote to Dometic customer service and explained the situation. That same day they placed two new thermostats in the mail, under warranty, which I received less than a week later. While I would have preferred to have had thermostats that worked as intended I'm pleased to see Dometic step up to the plate recognizing the issue and providing the replacements. I can only hope now that these actually work.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:37 PM   #7
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What thermostat go you have today? Early Montanas (2000 - 2002??) used a standard inexpensive household type thermostats. But 2004 is when Montana decided to use the infamous Dometic Infra Red (aka hand held remote) thermostat. Here is a link to an old discussion about replacing this POS. Clicky

That started the period where the thermostat is tied to a electronic circuit board in the AC unit which has to be changed with the thermostat.
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