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Old 12-29-2017, 03:17 AM   #1
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Tank heaters in 20' FC

If we have full hookups and low temps in the mid 20's can the tank heater pads be used without drawing down the battery? This is our first time to winter camp!!! The manual gives little information except for dry camping use!!! I think the heaters provide 7 degrees of heat below freezing.? May have heard that from Colonial Patrick on YouTube.
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If the pads are twelve volt , then they will draw down your batteries if you do not have shore power. With shore power you should be okay that is their intended use.
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Even when hooked up to 30 app?
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:51 AM   #4
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Yes. Everything except the AC and microwave runs of 12 volts DC. You have a converter charger which is a device that converts 110 Volt AC (household) power into 12 Volt DC (battery) power and simultaneously charges the RV batteries. As avionstream stated, the tank heater draws quite a bit of power but when you are hooked up, the power comes from the converter not the battery. If your not hooked up, the tank heater will drain your battery pretty quick.
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Thanks Peanut. I miss read Aviostreams post.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:34 AM   #6
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ljsigman, you should be fine if you're hooked up to SP. We recently camped in the low 20's and for the first time turned on the tank heaters. We had SP, did run the furnace opened the kit and lav cabinet doors to circulate some air and all was good. I did disconnect the CW connection and drained the hose and filter.

BTW you may want to check out http://www.airforums.com/forums/f542...27845-149.html which is a link for 20 footers. It contained a lot of inf specific to 20's

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Bob, thanks so much!!!!
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Cool Does a 2018 25' Signature have Tank Heating Pads?

Does a 2018 25' Signature have Tank Heating Pads?
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Only if you find a switch for turning them on somewhere. Mine is near the tank
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The manual only speaking 20' and 23'RB as having tank heaters!
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Does a 2018 25' Signature have Tank Heating Pads?
No it does not. Your furnace (not heat pump) warms the tanks and belly pan area. Only a few models have heat pads instead of the ducted furnace air for the tank warmth.
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