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Old 05-03-2020, 09:30 PM   #1
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Currently have this poc. Really want to replace it with something nicer that actually works. Any recommendations?
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:07 AM   #2
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The photo is a good start, but it might help if you also shared what issue you’re having that makes you want to replace it.
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:04 PM   #3
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Because of the type of system it is, you may be very limited in your choices. A standard thermostat for a home is the wrong working voltage. Fortunately, there are LOTS of DOMETIC manufactured thermostats. Not sure if you can arbitrarily add a Dometic Control Center.

https://www.rvpartscountry.com/Domet...0aAtr9EALw_wcB

https://www.rvpartscountry.com/searc...hermostat&www=
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The photo is a good start, but it might help if you also shared what issue you’re having that makes you want to replace it.

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It has a mind of its own. Controls are super touchy. Impossible to adjust
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It has a mind of its own. Controls are super touchy. Impossible to adjust
Sounds like my wife!
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Sounds like my wife!
LOL, same here.
Sorry, had to chime in.

My two cents three months into owning a new 2020 Dutchman product:
Burn it and collect whatever you can get! Worst RV quality I have EVER SEEN! Components, accessories the whole thing and everything inside and outside of it.

But yes, do your research on an “RV” replacement thermostat that has a good user review rating. I am replacing stuff already a little at a time. Eventually my RV will be completely re-made! I may even rip the decal name badges off of it and re-name it something new!!!
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Good luck finding a RV that doesn't share components and accessories. They ALL share most components from windows, to levelers, AC's, etc. While I'm not espousing one brand over another, I had great luck with my Voltage 3990 (Dutchmen) and equally happy with my Riverstone (Forest River). When you figure the thousands of units that are built against the number of complaints, I think most owners are happy with their units. Of course you have the inevitable lemon, and I feel sorry for whomever gets the unlucky draw. Just don't think it right to say a manufacturer is bad because of a few bad units. Like saying all GM products are junk because you got the lemon. Just sayin'.
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Good luck finding a RV that doesn't share components and accessories. They ALL share most components from windows, to levelers, AC's, etc. While I'm not espousing one brand over another, I had great luck with my Voltage 3990 (Dutchmen) and equally happy with my Riverstone (Forest River). When you figure the thousands of units that are built against the number of complaints, I think most owners are happy with their units. Of course you have the inevitable lemon, and I feel sorry for whomever gets the unlucky draw. Just don't think it right to say a manufacturer is bad because of a few bad units. Like saying all GM products are junk because you got the lemon. Just sayin'.
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Don't want to highjack this thread but I'm just wondering about your 350. What does your RV weigh? Are you happy with the performance of the truck? Do you have the 6.7 diesel? Do you have the 50- gal tank? What would you change if you could?-maybe I better start a new thread...
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Good luck finding a RV that doesn't share components and accessories. They ALL share most components from windows, to levelers, AC's, etc. While I'm not espousing one brand over another, I had great luck with my Voltage 3990 (Dutchmen) and equally happy with my Riverstone (Forest River). When you figure the thousands of units that are built against the number of complaints, I think most owners are happy with their units. Of course you have the inevitable lemon, and I feel sorry for whomever gets the unlucky draw. Just don't think it right to say a manufacturer is bad because of a few bad units. Like saying all GM products are junk because you got the lemon. Just sayin'.
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The problem is real and getting worse because we the buyers are allowing the RV Manufacturers to get away with it. It is not "just a few bad lemons!" When RV and Travel Trailer Magazines are even talking about it you know it is on the forefront of the mind of owners like me!
I wish I had a gazillion dollars to have a "quality" unit which I have heard starts at about the $75,000+, or is that price point they have better quality control?
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I have the same thermostat in my Aerolite and found it difficult to use at first. I have gotten used to it and have made my peace with it. Actually works just fine. Takes a consistent touch and a bit of patience. I had its predecessor in my Surveyor, which did not have the same "touchy" aspects and it worked great.
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Franktafl, I love my truck. Knock on wood no issues. Just did front brakes at 60K. It is the 6.7 diesel. Mileage is so-so and since the EPA doesn't require fuel estimates on trucks, I don't know if I'm average or not. I tow at 65 and get close to 8.5 to 9 mpg. I only get around 12-13 around town in the city. I can't remember gross vehicle weight but my RV is around 20K. I have the small 36 gallon tank but am looking at getting a small saddle tank with another 20-30 gallons to fit under my tool box.
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Franktafl, I love my truck. Knock on wood no issues. Just did front brakes at 60K. It is the 6.7 diesel. Mileage is so-so and since the EPA doesn't require fuel estimates on trucks, I don't know if I'm average or not. I tow at 65 and get close to 8.5 to 9 mpg. I only get around 12-13 around town in the city. I can't remember gross vehicle weight but my RV is around 20K. I have the small 36 gallon tank but am looking at getting a small saddle tank with another 20-30 gallons to fit under my tool box.
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Thanks Rusty... good info. I'm considering a 350 or a 450 when I upgrade my RV!
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I’ve owned my Dutchman Kodiak for 3 camping seasons, love my rig a few minor issues (repaired myself) quality is as good as other manufacturers
and maybe a little better, just my 2 cents
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