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tomkatz3@comcast.net
Fri, Apr 8, 2022 3:24 PM

Gentlemen,

I am seeking advice on what roof top air-conditioner. I have 3 original units that work great, but I believe they have no thermostat ability. We have
dogs which are often left in the coach and the wife would like to have a thermostat in lieu of high, medium and low settings.

The original units work very well at cooling. We are looking for a replacement that is reliable, low profile, quiet, good looking inside and out and
can utilize a thermostat.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Tom K.

Tom & Oki Katzenberger,
Kingsville, Maryland,
1977 23' Birchaven, 455 C.I.D., Micro Level, Howell EBL-EFI Spark Control, Macerator, York Air Compressor, 6 Wheel Disc, Quadra Bag, Onan W/Bovee
Ignition

Gentlemen, I am seeking advice on what roof top air-conditioner. I have 3 original units that work great, but I believe they have no thermostat ability. We have dogs which are often left in the coach and the wife would like to have a thermostat in lieu of high, medium and low settings. The original units work very well at cooling. We are looking for a replacement that is reliable, low profile, quiet, good looking inside and out and can utilize a thermostat. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance, Tom K. -- Tom & Oki Katzenberger, Kingsville, Maryland, 1977 23' Birchaven, 455 C.I.D., Micro Level, Howell EBL-EFI Spark Control, Macerator, York Air Compressor, 6 Wheel Disc, Quadra Bag, Onan W/Bovee Ignition
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Johnny Bridges
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 9:00 PM

Mine are H M L and have thermostats.  The H M L is fan speed.

--johnny

Foolish Carriage, 76 26' Eleganza(?) with beaucoup mods and add - ons.
Braselton, Ga.
I forgive them all, save those who hurt the dogs.  They must answer to me in hell

Mine are H M L and have thermostats. The H M L is fan speed. --johnny -- Foolish Carriage, 76 26' Eleganza(?) with beaucoup mods and add - ons. Braselton, Ga. I forgive them all, save those who hurt the dogs. They must answer to me in hell
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Margie Van Winkle
Fri, Apr 15, 2022 2:14 AM

Ours is a Houghton heat pump.  LOVE it.  Very quiet but pricey.

On Thu, Apr 14, 2022, 4:00 PM Johnny Bridges via Gmclist <
gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> wrote:

Mine are H M L and have thermostats.  The H M L is fan speed.

--johnny

Foolish Carriage, 76 26' Eleganza(?) with beaucoup mods and add - ons.
Braselton, Ga.
I forgive them all, save those who hurt the dogs.  They must answer to me
in hell


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Matt Colie
Fri, Apr 15, 2022 4:43 PM

Tom,
The units probably do have thermostats as in I have never seen a stand-alone unit that did not have one.  It is probably uncalibrated but it is none
the less a thermostat. On roof mount units, that is usually part of the lower cover.  I have seen some where it was just a long shaft, but that is
rare.
If you want to add another and in a better location, you will need to break into that circuit and ad a pair of wires to lead to the location of your
choice.  When you have that, then look for a "line voltage cooling thermostat.  Do remember that the pair of wires you add will most likely be at line
voltage (120VAC) and be sure to insulate and protect for that.
You can get a lot fancier if you want to control more than the single unit, but even that is possible.
Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit

Tom, The units probably do have thermostats as in I have never seen a stand-alone unit that did not have one. It is probably uncalibrated but it is none the less a thermostat. On roof mount units, that is usually part of the lower cover. I have seen some where it was just a long shaft, but that is rare. If you want to add another and in a better location, you will need to break into that circuit and ad a pair of wires to lead to the location of your choice. When you have that, then look for a "line voltage cooling thermostat. Do remember that the pair of wires you add will most likely be at line voltage (120VAC) and be sure to insulate and protect for that. You can get a lot fancier if you want to control more than the single unit, but even that is possible. Matt -- Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit