Originally Posted by jstokes
Need to purchase a new thermostat. Have a 1985 sovereign
with a suburban
thermostat. Do you need to purchase a special thermostat for a trailer or
can you purchase one from a hardware store? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you. Judy
I would suggest getting one from Vintage Trailer Supply. The ones they sell have an "off" position and are completely mechanical. They don't require batteries, work on 12v
, and don't require the trailer to be level.
Thermostats containing mercury are no longer being manufactured but there is some old stock still being sold. They work extremely well for stationary applications but not in Airstreams, because they are sensitive to tilt.
The battery operated digital thermostats sold at home centers will work but they do require batteries the replacement of which is then one more thing for the annual maintenance list.