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Old 03-11-2021, 02:19 PM   #1
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Digital thermostat for older Bigfoot

Can anyone recommend a digital thermostat that can replace the simple 2-wire OEM thermostat in a 1995 Bigfoot trailer?
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:47 PM   #2
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Can anyone recommend a digital thermostat that can replace the simple 2-wire OEM thermostat in a 1995 Bigfoot trailer?

I replaced my analogue thermostat with this, non programmable. Easy install.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, Glenn. I can't tell from your photo so could you please tell me the two terminals that your wires are attached to?

I have a Luxpro low voltage thermostat with terminals labeled "G", W1", and "RH".

I am hoping your terminals are "W1" and "RH" and that this thermostat might work.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:35 PM   #4
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Bob I just bought a new analogue. OEM .
My furnace would not come on, I have to move the temperature lever low to high back and forth several times before I hear the furnace gas solenoid click on and the pilot light come on. I thought a new thermostat would fix that. I go thru the same scenario with the new thermostat.
That is why I didn't buy a digital.
The electric surge coming from the thermostat to the solenoid seems to make the solenoid work. Is my thinking correct ??? I didn't know if a digital would work by just turning it on, temp preset.
I wanted a digital !

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Old 03-11-2021, 04:43 PM   #5
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I just took out the OEM thermostat and wired in the Luxpro. Everything seems to work quite well.
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I just took out the OEM thermostat and wired in the Luxpro. Everything seems to work quite well.

The two R terminals have a u-shaped jumper in them. Green wire goes in top one. All I know is it works.
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Bob I just bought a new analogue.

I replaced the analogue one because it made a loud click when it turned on and that would wake me up. Thermostat was right above my head, in bed. Then I'd lay awake waiting for the furnace to cycle through.
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Old 03-11-2021, 06:18 PM   #8
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I never keep mine on at night; just use a good down sleeping bag. I am pretty sure that the digital thermostat still clicks in pretty much the same way as the analog did.

I also added a Wave 3 heater.
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I am pretty sure that the digital thermostat still clicks in pretty much the same way as the analog did.

Mine does not. That's the only reason I replaced the analogue.
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That's a good thing. There's not much worse than lying in bed waiting for a sound you know is going to happen sooner or later but not knowing just when that will be.
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Old 03-14-2021, 03:15 AM   #11
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I have a 2005 25RQ and swapped it out for this one.

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Old 03-18-2021, 09:01 AM   #12
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I replaced my analogue thermostat with this, non programmable. Easy install.



Depending on how you use it, you might want to rethink this one. Honeywell has a feature that if the temp gets below freezing it stops the furnace. The idea is for a house. And if it gets below freezing that probably meant that the plumbing froze, and so you need to not have the furnace come on and thaw out broken pipes. They are trying to require manual intervention to get the furnace on to require a human to be involved and to be around for watching for problems. Maybe a good idea for houses. They should actually list this as a feature. But horrible idea if you winter camp.
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