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Old 05-13-2017, 04:01 AM   #1
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Tank Heaters

Getting ready to do some cold weather camping. Lows should hit mid 20s at night. I remember the dealer saying something about tank heaters. I have 3 switches in my 3605 that are 12v tank heaters. Anyone know when I should turn them on? Which tanks are heated? I have 5 tanks (1 fresh, 2 gray, and 2 black). I assume if the tank heater is on I should have shore power or the generator running. Is the power demand high? Thanks for any tips or tricks.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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If you have switches you have the tank heater pads. Not sure what brand. The ones on my camper say to turn them on if the temps are below 45. They are 12 volt and will draw a battery down quickly (we found out the hard way)

I attached the manual for the ones on my Coachmen Concord. I would ass-u-me that the ones on Voltage are similar, if not the same.

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Old 05-13-2017, 10:57 AM   #3
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After just opening up the bottom of mine, I can tell you that the forward black and grey tanks have them. It is a smaller heater, maybe 12" x 24", that sits on your tank closest to the valve to keep it from freezing there. I have never had to use them so I am not much help elsewhere with your questions. I would assume your rear waste tank would also have one, but that may be a bad assumption.
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While I had the bottom open, I took this picture of the tank heater. It should give you the info you wanted for the electrical draw.
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:06 AM   #5
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Bob,
Great picture. Thanks for that!
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