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Old 03-07-2010, 04:39 AM   #1
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3400 RL Thermostat

The thermostat in our 2006 3400 RL is in the rear of the coach. Often when we travel we stop at rest areas for a short nap. In cold weather it is impossible to use the heater with the thermostat located in the rear unless you open the slides. I found that the t'stat is connected to the furnace via an 8 wire telephone cord so I bought an extension cord and a coupler. We remove the t'stat from the rear wall, move it up front and connect it through the 8 wire extension cord. It works perfectly. When we get back home I'm going to permanently install it above the tank/battery status panel.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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Good idea, I think they locate the thermostats close to the a/c unit for cost reasons.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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For the same reasons I installed a 2nd Thermostat in the hallway across from the switch panel. I just bought a cheap thermostat from my dealer. The furnace is right there so wiring it was a piece of cake. So now the original thermostat works for the A/C which is only used when slides are out. The furnace thermostat is in the hall way (also nice if it get colder at night than expected. Not as long as a walk to kick on the heat and climb back in bed until it warms up) so at night it regulates the temp in the bedroom better.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:02 AM   #4
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Just wondering, is the temperature sensor located in the thermostat or is it in the furnace and ac housing?

Good idea on the extension cord, CBTraveler. In the 7+ years I've been on this forum I don't recall ever seeing this suggestion.
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