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Old 06-08-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Latest Dometic CCC

I see that new production Airstreams have started shipping with a new Dometic CCC (thermostat).

Does anyone know whether this is better than the old CCC operationally or is it just a cosmetic change?
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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It's different. I actually had to RTFM to learn how to make it do what I wanted it to do.
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Along the same lines, I stopped at Out Of Doors Mart in Colfax, NC, to pick up a replacement thermostat for our 1999 Excella. The parts guy showed me one which looked similar to mine, but had a ZONE control under Mode, Fan, Up, and Down. Concerned that it might not plug-and-play we asked the resident technician. He said it would not work without replacing a major board in the Dometic Penquin, at which point I backed down.

QUESTION: can someone point me to a source for a simple replacement CCC for my old Excella?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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Along the same lines, I stopped at Out Of Doors Mart in Colfax, NC, to pick up a replacement thermostat for our 1999 Excella. The parts guy showed me one which looked similar to mine, but had a ZONE control under Mode, Fan, Up, and Down. Concerned that it might not plug-and-play we asked the resident technician. He said it would not work without replacing a major board in the Dometic Penquin, at which point I backed down.

QUESTION: can someone point me to a source for a simple replacement CCC for my old Excella?
I've got a new one in the box I bought at International in Madison as a spare for my '97 Limited. Hooked it up to make sure it worked (it did) and have since sold the trailer. PM me if you're interested
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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Along the same lines, I stopped at Out Of Doors Mart in Colfax, NC, to pick up a replacement thermostat for our 1999 Excella. The parts guy showed me one which looked similar to mine, but had a ZONE control under Mode, Fan, Up, and Down. Concerned that it might not plug-and-play we asked the resident technician. He said it would not work without replacing a major board in the Dometic Penquin, at which point I backed down.

QUESTION: can someone point me to a source for a simple replacement CCC for my old Excella?
The 4-button CCC is NOT COMPATIBLE with the newer 5-button CCC. It IS necessary to replace the relay board in the upper unit to enable the A/C to work with the 5-button model. Not really a big deal though..........i've upgraded about 15 of these units in the past few years to work with the 5-button CCCs.

I have a call into Dometic about compatibility of the 5-button CCC with the new round CCC....haven't heard back yet.
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The 4-button CCC is NOT COMPATIBLE with the newer 5-button CCC. It IS necessary to replace the relay board in the upper unit to enable the A/C to work with the 5-button model. Not really a big deal though..........i've upgraded about 15 of these units in the past few years to work with the 5-button CCCs.

I have a call into Dometic about compatibility of the 5-button CCC with the new round CCC....haven't heard back yet.
As I suspected based on Dometic's latest protocalls, the new round CCC is also not compatible with the existing 5-button CCC. They still have a good number of 5-button CCCs in stock, but as before, any upgrade to the new model CCC will require upgrading the relay board as well.
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Maybe I should carry a spare 5~button CCC....what does a 5~button CCC cost Lew?
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IIRC, they are under $75. I'll check with Dometic tomorrow. You can be sure (after the 4-button to 5-button change-over debacle) that I will be laying in a large supply of the 5-button units.

I must say, however, that the 5-button units are far more reliable than the 4-button units. I have not replaced many in the last 6 years.
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Apologies for this rookie question.... What does CCC stand for?
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Apologies for this rookie question.... What does CCC stand for?
Comfort Control Center
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The original units were Comfort Contol Centers. I think the 5 button models are Climate Command Consoles.
(I just made that up)
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Thanks.... Some times I suffer from TLA syndrome.
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Oops.... TLA = three letter acronyms

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Yes, I worked in Washington, DC for years and they ALL suffer from TLA. There's AIA (American Institute of Architects), and CSI (Construction Specification Institute, not what you first thought), and DAM (Mother's Against Dyslexia).
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