Yep..it's directly related to the location of that thermostat. I dont know your Scamp
but I bet the thermostat is located at the end of your counter? If so, that is the problem as there is a "dead air" space there. I installed a Hunter digital thermometer on my Scamp
a few months after I bought it new in '10 at the end of the counter. I thought it would "fix" it. I had another digital thermometer laying on the "bed" (I had the table down) and watched as the temp immediately started dropping about 8 deg to the Hunter's 1-2. I'm like WHAT????
I flipped the switch I installed to bypass the Hunter. Then I removed the Hunter (and it had the thermistor on the device in my hand) and I laid it near the other thermometer. It IMMEDIATELY begin changing to match the temps and I knew I had a serious problem. To make a long story short, I did some testing and installed a micro fan INSIDE my Hunter. The long part of the story is, I had to do alot of testing covering some of the intake holes etc to keep it from changing temps too fast. But after some serious experimenting, it now works PERFECTLY and has for the past 5 yrs without one min. problem. I can now control my A/C OR heat (my Coleman has the heatstrip) within 1 deg if I want. Talking about being comfy in a 13'??? Yes, it's now possible.
It's not your furnace
as my 9200 BTU a/c is overkill as well.... it's the thermostat location. For your purpose and experimenting...place a small fan some where in the Scamp to blow the air over your thermostat and see if you can make a difference...I bet it does! Let me know if you try this.
Here's a link to my Hunter project. It was a VAST and valuable learning experience. I take NO responsibility/liability for anyone that would use my information should it not work for them. It's there for entertainment purposes only.
But in reality, it changed my sleep at night in the Scamp!
Originally Posted by Larry Singer
The factory furnace
on our little 13' Scamp (2010) has so much capacity (BTUs) that it gets too hot, then too cold, as it cycles on and off. If output could be reduced, it would maintain a more stable temperature.
Any ideas ?