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Old 11-23-2021, 04:22 PM   #1
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Just got a 2017 5.0. Canít figure out what the toggle switch is thatís mounted up and to the left of the water heater.
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Old 11-23-2021, 04:45 PM   #2
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Do you have the electric option?
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:33 PM   #3
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Our toggle for heat blankets for water, black and gray tanks is by the water heater in our 19 escape.
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:23 PM   #4
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Just got a 2017 5.0. Canít figure out what the toggle switch is thatís mounted up and to the left of the water heater.
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Yes, I have the electric option and heat blankets. Are the heat blankets always on awaiting low enough temps to trigger them?
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Old 11-24-2021, 11:37 AM   #5
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On our 2017 19 Escape you have to turn on the toggle to activate the heat blankets and would only recommend turning them on when hooked up to power. Otherwise you will drain your batteries very fast, unless you have sufficient solar generation or battery storage capacity. We found out the hard way and drained the batteries.
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Old 11-24-2021, 11:43 AM   #6
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On our 2017 19 Escape you have to turn on the toggle to activate the heat blankets and would only recommend turning them on when hooked up to power. Otherwise you will drain your batteries very fast, unless you have sufficient solar generation or battery storage capacity. We found out the hard way and drained the batteries.
I had ordered the tank heaters on my first Escape and for that reason that you need to be hooked up, never used them and never ordered them again......if you are hooked up then your furnace and or auxiliary electric heater will keep your tanks from freezing, if you have the foam spray option.
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Old 11-24-2021, 01:04 PM   #7
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My toggle switch is the battery shutoff.
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Old 11-24-2021, 04:32 PM   #8
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My toggle switch is the battery shutoff.
I also have a separate toggle for turning the battery power on and off as well as a toggle by the water heater that controls the heat blankets.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:20 PM   #9
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I had ordered the tank heaters on my first Escape and for that reason that you need to be hooked up, never used them and never ordered them again......if you are hooked up then your furnace and or auxiliary electric heater will keep your tanks from freezing, if you have the foam spray option.
We purchased the trailer used and it had the heat pads already on the trailer. I would probable not have ordered them if we would have purchased new. We have only used them once since purchasing the camper a year ago.
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Just got a 2017 5.0. Canít figure out what the toggle switch is thatís mounted up and to the left of the water heater.
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Photo might prove to be very useful to answer your question.
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