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Airexcel Thermostat removal for upgrade

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  • Airexcel Thermostat removal for upgrade

    Folks, I have a 2021 GD Reflection 295RL 150 series and want to upgrade my Airxcel thermostat to Airxcel Bluetooth... Question how to remove old thermostat? I've tried pulling up as I did in my old trailer but nothing.. Airxcel stated either pull up or separate cover and remove screw? How did Grand Design install? (don't want to break old thermostat or wall, just in case..)

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    I can't speak to your thermostat but for my Airxcel thermostat, it separates into two halves. I used a screwdriver to pry them apart. Once separated, the remaining part was attached to the wall with two screws. I also replaced mine with the Bluetooth version. It's really nice being able to turn the furnace on from your bed on cold mornings!

    BTW, welcome to the forum!
    Brian & Kellie
    2020 Grand Design Solitude 310GK-R, FBP, MORryde IS, 1,460w solar and 540ah BBGC3
    2020 Ford F-350 Platinum SRW PSD Tremor, 60g TF fuel tank, Hensley BD3-F air bag hitch
    2022 Ford F-450 Platinum on order

    Previous setups:
    2019 Grand Design Solitude 373FB-R, 2019 Ford F-350 Platinum DRW Powerstroke, Hensley BD5 air bag hitch
    2016 Grand Design Reflection 318RST, 2016 GMC 3500 Denali SRW Duramax, Hensley BD3 air bag hitch

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    • #3
      Agree its nice, Installed in my old Thor Class C was great to turn Heat or air on at the campfire and not have to go in and out to do so....
      Thanks for the welcome
      Rod

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rmoskun View Post
        Folks, I have a 2021 GD Reflection 295RL 150 series and want to upgrade my Airxcel thermostat to Airxcel Bluetooth... Question how to remove old thermostat? I've tried pulling up as I did in my old trailer but nothing.. Airxcel stated either pull up or separate cover and remove screw? How did Grand Design install? (don't want to break old thermostat or wall, just in case..)
        The two halves separate easily from the SIDE with a small screwdriver. The base is screwed to the wall.
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        Pat and Karen
        2021 Solitude 310GK, Full Body Paint, Dual Pane Windows, Heat Pump, Slide Toppers, Solar, MORryde 7K IS w/Disc Brakes, Splendide W/D Stacked Pair

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        • #5
          pengle That was mighty nice of them to not used the slotted holes for attaching the thermostat.
          Joseph
          Tow
          Vehicle: 2018 GMC K2500 Denali Diesel
          Coach: 303RLS Delivered March 5, 2021
          South of Houston Texas

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          • #6
            Ill Try the sides in the next day or two... Hope it works...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jlawles2 View Post
              pengle That was mighty nice of them to not used the slotted holes for attaching the thermostat.
              Ready for this? The thermostat in the bedroom DOES use the plate that screws to the wall, so that you can just remove the WHOLE thermostat off of the plate as one piece. Yep, why would they want to install them the same way?
              Pat and Karen
              2021 Solitude 310GK, Full Body Paint, Dual Pane Windows, Heat Pump, Slide Toppers, Solar, MORryde 7K IS w/Disc Brakes, Splendide W/D Stacked Pair

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              • #8
                Pop the sides with a small screw driver, they did not use slots... ordered upgrade today.... Wish my compass connect already did this.... Bluetooth heat and air here we come...

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                • #9
                  I replaced my living room one with the BT version (I have a heat pump model) - it works well. I am actually going to move the BT one to my bedroom and have ordered a Micro Air Easy Touch RV thermostat that is fully compatible with my system and has Bluetooth and WiFi as well as an App to monitor/adjust it. I needed a way to monitor the temperature for times when we are out hiking and our dogs are in the camper without us. The Easy Touch does not require a subscription and satisfies my need to monitor the temperature from anywhere. My bedroom thermostat has a flaky display anyway so moving the BT one to there is a win-win.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by openrangeowners View Post
                    I replaced my living room one with the BT version (I have a heat pump model) - it works well. I am actually going to move the BT one to my bedroom and have ordered a Micro Air Easy Touch RV thermostat that is fully compatible with my system and has Bluetooth and WiFi as well as an App to monitor/adjust it. I needed a way to monitor the temperature for times when we are out hiking and our dogs are in the camper without us. The Easy Touch does not require a subscription and satisfies my need to monitor the temperature from anywhere. My bedroom thermostat has a flaky display anyway so moving the BT one to there is a win-win.
                    Please post a review once you have some real-world experience with that Easy Touch RV thermostat.
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                    Howard, 2017 Ford F-350 DRW, '19 315RLTSPlus

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