In Search Of An RV-Compatible Smart Wifi Thermostat?

No need to struggle with converting a home thermostat to a 12-volt thermostat for your RV if you can update your Dometic or Coleman RV AC Thermostat with one that is a straight swap and simple install?

one that your mobile device can control and monitor?

We will examine the advantages of changing your RV’s thermostat to a Smart WiFi Thermostat in this post.

We’ll also talk about unique features that you may not be familiar with.

Remote Control And Comfort

A major convenience and source of security is the ability to manage, check the temperature, and see the current settings of your RV WiFi Thermostat from a distance.

You may launch an App on your smartphone to see the thermostat’s current settings.

The Mode, Temperature Set Point, and Alerts are also changeable.

Perhaps you departed for the day without turning the AC up from the settings for the previous night.

RVs may easily get hot or chilly; there is no need to get up during the day to adjust the thermostat.

Nothing is more convenient than being able to switch on the heat without having to get out of bed on chilly mornings, or to cool the RV down before you arrive.


You may set an Alert on your phone’s App to get a notification if the temperature inside your RV becomes too hot or cold.

You could wish to get an Alert, for instance, if the electricity at the campground went out, your air conditioner’s compressor broke, or the generator failed to start on its own.

Pet Security

If you have pets in your RV, you’ll want to know if the heating or cooling systems malfunction.

Use your Smart RV WiFi Thermostat to keep an eye on your pet’s temperature.

In the event that your phone is out of range or you may have missed the notice, you may create an alarm that will be sent to you, a friend or neighbor, or even the campground’s main office.

Energy Savings

The heating and air conditioning systems in our home and RV are recognized to be the biggest energy consumers.

A Smart RV Thermostat update may pay for itself very fast only for this reason.

According to statistics, even turning down the heat while you are gone may save your energy costs by 10% to 15%.

In an RV, you may not want to return simply to adjust the thermostat after you left for the day.

What a terrific idea it would be to set it from your smartphone!

You also save on the petrol or gasoline required to operate the generator when there is no shore power, in addition to the energy used at the campground.


Another fantastic aspect of an RV smart thermostat is security.

You may find out if someone has opened your RV’s door while you’re gone or sleeping by using an optional wireless sensor that is fitted to the door or window.

If the door was opened or kept open for a certain amount of time, the wireless sensor would send a message back to the WiFi thermostat.

Another option is to program the thermostat to emit a brief beep each time a door is opened at certain times.

Leak Detection In Water

You may get an Alert if the humidity level begins to climb if your RV WiFi Thermostat also has a humidity sensor.

If you park your RV during the off-season and a leak occurs after a rainstorm or a water pipe bursts due to excessive water pressure, this feature may be quite useful.

High water pressure may be found at several campgrounds.

You will be able to view a graph showing the increase in humidity and go check it out, perhaps preventing expensive water damage repairs.

The Smart Thermostat will have a long-lasting internal battery and may be programmed to regularly wake up in order to collect temperature and humidity data that can be seen on a mobile phone app.

Check out our most recent model here for a Smart Thermostat with the features mentioned above.

Don’t Rely On Campground Wifi While Using Cellular

You won’t have to depend on the mobile hotspot in your car, the WiFi at the campsite, or any other Wi-Fi in the region since the Smart Thermostat has its own cellular connection.

This indicates that your Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat will function as an independent, battery-powered HVAC and Security Controller for your RV.

Additionally, a Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat will allow you to connect from anywhere in the globe, unlike the majority of thermostats that just have Bluetooth, which means you can only connect if you are within 100 feet of your RV.

A Genuine Programmable, 12-Volt Digital Thermostat

Being a smart thermostat implies it has a digital display, and in contrast to analog thermostats, digital thermostats allow you to set and observe accurate temperatures in fractions or decimals.

As a result, you may see the identical digital display (and controls) on the mobile app as are shown on the installed digital RV thermostat, as well as a graph of the 12 volt thermostat line voltage.

Like a home thermostat, it may be completely programmed to turn on and off at certain times of day.

Many days in an RV will be hot throughout the day, so you’ll need the air conditioning to keep things cool.

However, it might become cold at night, so you might need to turn on the furnace or heat pump to stay warm.

Setting temperature ranges and schedules via the phone app makes it simple to automate this.

You can program it to turn on for x minutes, turn off, and then turn it back on again at various intervals during the day.

You won’t have to worry about adjusting the set point while living in the RV or keeping the temperature and humidity levels stable when the RV is moved.

Consider this a “timed action.”

If you are going to be gone for a few weeks, you can also fully switch off the system, but you can program it to turn on the air conditioning if the humidity or temperature rises too much.

“Range action,” you could say.

Losses in Power and Voltage

In certain setups, the Smart RV Thermostat can also monitor your RV’s 12V thermostat line voltage so you can keep an eye on your house battery and charging system since it operates natively on 12 volts.

Additionally, if shore power is lost, you may create Alerts for when these voltages depart from the normal range.

The voltage would then drop to the battery-only value of around 12.6 volts for x minutes, indicating that the charging mechanism may not be functioning (or power loss).

Why Not Upgrade Your RV’s Thermostat To A Smart Wifi Model?

Do the aforementioned advantages strongly support upgrading the thermostat in an RV?

If yes, please click the links below to learn more about our newest RV WiFi Thermostat.

Pre-Orders Accepted; Shipping To Begin Soon!

If necessary, subscriptions may be purchased in 3-month increments.

(Plan costs and specifics are subject to change.)

Your comments and questions are welcome.


Can an RV be used with a house thermostat?

In contrast to RV thermostats, house thermostats operate on a separate voltage scheme.

24V AC vs. 12V DC.

Depending on the manufacturer and type, RV thermostats may also have various electrical connections.

Which RV thermostat is the best?

The first item on the list should be a WiFi-enabled, smart, digital RV thermostat that allows for remote control from a mobile device.

You get the greatest setup options and flexibility with this.

Is it possible to upgrade a Coleman or Dometic RV thermostat?


Our Wi-Fi Smart RV Thermostat is a straight replacement for the majority of Single Zone RV Thermostats, including the Dometic 3-wire and Coleman 4-6 wire.

Is there an RV-compatible 12 volt WiFi thermostat?


We provide a 12 volt thermostat that works with the majority of RVs.

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Written by Bob Matsuoka
Bob Matsuoka is a blogger and founder of RVing Beginner blog. He has been blogging for over five years, writing about his own family’s RV adventures, tips for people who are interested in buying an RV or taking their family on an adventure by RV.