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Old 05-07-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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Heat pads?

2012 5.0 Classic. Has heat pad option, I've search and can not find out how you use this option. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:42 PM   #2
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We had heat pads installed on our 5.0 Classic. We have and only used it once when we were in Yellowstone in the fall and the temperature dropped to 17 below. We were glad we had it. We lost our water hose that night when it froze solid and popped the ends off.
The switch was located under the rear seat in the dinette.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:47 PM   #3
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A correction the switch is by the hot water heater on the drivers side underseat compartment it is a little hard see.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:37 PM   #4
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They are thermostatically set once the switch is turned on, to operate between 30-40 degrees, on/off respectively. There are 12v powers so they should only be used while hooked up to electric as they will drain your batteries quickly. I never used mine as I found the heat inside kept the fresh tank operational and the black tank is located inside and I did not worry about the grey tank. Also since you should be hooked up, I found using a heated water supply hose more useful than the pads.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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2012 5.0 Classic. Has heat pad option, I've search and can not find out how you use this option. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thank you. It's good to know how they work just in case
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:20 PM   #6
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The issue in the 17 and 19' trailers is the black/gray water lines outside the tanks which are unheated.
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But the pads are put on the tanks, not the lines.
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