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Old 11-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Thermostat for Sport

I've got manual controls on my 22' Sport and am envious of those with a climate control center. Is there any way to add this to my Sport? There's a certain ease of being able to set a temperature to 70 and just let a thermostat do its magic.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Not really. Your air conditioner is set up for manual controls on the ceiling assembly, and would require a lot of modification, and likely a whole new air conditioner, in order to do this. Simple is good, remember, if the climate control center isn't there, it can't give you problems.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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I don't know the Sport setup, but I can say that I am not impressed with the integrated climate control system on my FC 20. It is not even slightly intuitive, and setting it is not at all easy. I think you are better off with the separate thermostat controls you have, and wish mine were that way.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:36 AM   #4
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What about just replacing the gas furnace thermostat? Is it as simple as buying a digital thermostat from Home Depot and swapping them out?
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What about just replacing the gas furnace thermostat? Is it as simple as buying a digital thermostat from Home Depot and swapping them out?
If you make sure to get a thermostat that runs on 12vDC.
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Does the operational voltage matter? Aren't these mostly driven by an onboard 9v battery? From what I have seen the thermostat device simply controls a relay which is either open or closed. In this case its a switch where voltage matters not.
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You probably can convert your thermostat. I did it with our 2005 model with a Dometic AC. There is a new control box shoved up in the return air space of the AC. Then I had to run a new multi wire tstat wire from the AC to the old the old thermostat and a low voltage wire to the tstat location. The tstat now controls the AC, furnace and heat strip.

A phone call to Dometic was helpful in working out how to do it.
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A digital thermostat really doesn't care about voltage, it a ts as an on and off switch. It shoukd have a pair of aa or aaa batteries as a memory/power source.
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