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Unread postby catmom on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:17 am

Those of you with heated water/holding tanks, do you leave the tank heaters turned on when it's cold - and if so, how cold does it need to be? Not that we're planning to camp anytime soon (it's 9 degrees this morning - F of course), but I'd like to go out in the spring before we usually have, when low temps could still be around freezing.
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Re: heated tanks

Unread postby skipnchar on Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:38 pm

The way I understand their operation on our trailers, the 120 volt AC heaters come on automatically whenever the temps get below about 40 degrees. Mine has no switch for the 120 volt heaters. The 12 volt heaters come on when you turn them on with the switch next to the water heater switch. According to the video the duel system is good down to around zero degrees but don't remember how cold the 12 volt only system handles Did you getg a CD with yours? I may need to get mine out and watch it again.
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Re: heated tanks

Unread postby catmom on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:28 am

I don't remember if we got a CD with ours - will have to check our packet of manuals & other paperwork. I didn't know the 120v comes on automatically (?) - hmm. It won't now, of course, as the trailer isn't plugged in and we have removed the battery for winter. I sure hope we don't have to worry about temps down to zero in April!! More like 20 or higher, I would think.
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Re: heated tanks

Unread postby catmom on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:35 pm

Thanks! Very helpful!
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