Thermostat Relocation

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  1. Anthony Hitchings

    Anthony Hitchings Active Member

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    relocated to where we can reach it from bed (at least I can). My field clearance marks have not been erased. Making them was the hardest part of the project.
     

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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. Are there any mercury filled thermostats still in existence? Those were very sensitive to being level. The new coil and electronic ones are less sensitive to their orientation.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I changed to a digital thermostat about 3 years ago and love the newer unit much better.
    Your re-locate looks very good. Good Luck and Happy camping
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    You should now update it now to a digital thermostat. Works so much better. Not expensive, works better and easier to use
     
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    its not really about digital precision - its about getting some heat before we get out of bed :)
     
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    The Expedition has a different thermostat. It has a on /off switch on top and temperature selection switch lever on bottom. You can reach the on switch from bed if you stretch just a little.

    Good work
     
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    The new location was also intended to get the thermostat out into the fully circulating air - our Low Profile Scout has not such location on the cabinet faces.
     
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    Hey, where you hiding TWO batteries I heard you had????
     
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    one each side - way in the rear, in vented (white) battery boxes under the bed. Right now I am on the lookout for some robust quick clamps to hod the mating halves of the plastic battery boxes together - screws are not ok for monthly maintenance, and the spring clips were not adequate. The "grip" needed for the clamps is about 0.7"
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Tools-...09&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-820574677111

    The ones on the upper right are not operated by springs and the lower right are spring loaded. They are at any big box store. They will clamp onto a 3/4" sheet of plywood with no problem.

    I am concerned about hitting an stud when cutting a hole thru the box wall. How did you avoid them? Do you have an upper and lower vent?
     
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    I have those clamps - too large. I might try the smallest and cut the bars off, but I also have another plan to try out for clamping the battery box halves together..

    There are no intermediate studs in the walls that I am aware of - just the foam core, there might be a wood band around the edge for screws to bit into. (FWIW - the old style panels were made up as a full sheet by running the ply-foam-aluminum sandwich thru the laminator - its in their 4-part video series
     
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    Lower vent is in the base of the as-supplied battery box. In the case of my one battery that had a cell punctured by a too-high screw head, the acid drained out the bottom vent of rusted up the nearest stabilizer (which I am currently de-rusting after removing it from the trailer).

    I anm replacing all battery mounting screws with flat-head screws.
     
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    Update on the thermostat relocation - its worked out great :)
     
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