New Quad Trekker - Standard Wired Thermostat After S/N HF3156001

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WarrenZ.

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Feb 10, 2020
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USA
According to the latest user's manual dated 04/21 the QuadraFire Trekker now utilizes a standard thermostat and control setup. They are also no longer are producing the wireless BT user interface.

Quad Trekker Manual Dated 04/2021

Trekkers with serials numbers after HF3156001 will come with the wired thermostat and compatible control board and controls.

I imagine the older style (serial numbers before HF3156001) with the BT user interface can be retrofitted with the latest control board and other parts to be changed over to the wired thermostat. I assume the owner will have to bare the burden of paying for this retrofit if they choose to go in that direction, unless their dealer can document problems with the BT controlled system.

-Warren Z.
 

jwwe

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Oct 26, 2021
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Colorado
According to the newest Quadra-Fire Trekker owners manual, the parts list line for the BT thermostat says:
User Interface (Pre #HF3156001) No longer available SRV7080-178

If they aren't even available then they may have to be retrofitted.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Can the older Trekker models accept a wired thermostat instead of using the wireless interface?
 

WarrenZ.

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Feb 10, 2020
47
USA
Can the older Trekker models accept a wired thermostat instead of using the wireless interface?

A quick check of the new parts required shows you would need quite a few things. A new control board, right shroud, dial control panel door assembly, dial control with wire harness, and a component pack assembly.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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That sux. Our 1200i was a whole lot simpler. I am not thrilled by manufacturers coming up with these ideas as a sales pitch. How hard would it have been to set up a control board with a wired option from the beginning?
Our lawn tractor had a Bluetooth app to tell you what you can read on the dash hours guage. Totally worthless IMO.
 
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maraakate

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That sux. Our 1200i was a whole lot simpler. I am not thrilled by manufacturers coming up with these ideas as a sales pitch. How hard would it have been to set up a control board with a wired option from the beginning?
Our lawn tractor had a Bluetooth app to tell you what you can read on the dash hours guage. Totally worthless IMO.
I would assume in this particular instance they assumed the BT interface was going to work just fine and probably was fine in their internal testing, but after being rolled out it became obvious it was too much of an issue so they had to add another method back in. However, I do agree they should have had a fail safe to allow the standard thermostats as well in the first place, but was probably a cost cutting move. :/