Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-14-2014, 06:12 PM   #1
Rivet Master
tsunami's Avatar
2016 28' Flying Cloud
Brandenburg , Kentucky
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 840
Images: 20
Holding Tank Heater

Let me start out with this, if this isn't the right area to post this thread, feel free to move this. So I have, on my 2006 23 foot Safari, two switches that turn-on/turn-off the tank heaters. One is for the fresh water tank and the other is for the grey and black tank. There are a couple of question I am seeking answers to:
1 - are the tank heaters 12v or 120v?
2 - do the heaters turn themselves off after reaching a certain temp, and then activate when the temp drops below a set-point when powered on?
3 - is there a minimum volume required in the tanks before using them?

Please feel empowered to provide any information to this thread that you think is relevant to using holding tank heaters.

Thanks in advance

tsunami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2014, 12:23 AM   #2
Rivet Master

2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,316
If they are like mine, they run on 12v power, come on when you turn them on, and turn off when you turn them off. They are designed to get warm, not hot. I've been out in 26 degree weather with them on with no tank issues.

I don't know how much they draw, but I ran them when hooked up to 30 amp 115v power. Last time it was that cold my city water hose froze up, so we had to run on tank water at night, hose thawed during the day and was hot damaged--I did not let it happen the next night, so I disconnected, drained and stored it safely inside in the afternoon.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
'The Silver HamShack' (2007 International 22FB CCD 75th Aniversary model)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch
2012 shortbed crewcab 4x4 Toyota Taco TV with more antennae on it
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black Tank, Grey Tank, New Tank, Old Tank Bunkroom Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 07-22-2014 08:35 PM
H2O heater w/o Holding Tank ollibell16 Fresh Water Systems 3 01-23-2008 08:28 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.