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danderso@uccs.edu

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Wastewater tank heater question
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:58:56 PM »
Hi,

I have a 1999 Four Winds Chateau Class C, and I can find nothing in the owner's manual about the wastewater tank heaters. Beneath the bed there are two switches labelled Tank Heater, so that's pretty obvious--one for the gray and one for the black water. My question is, are they thermostatted? If so, then I can just turn them on and not worry about them as we are parked living in the RV for the winter. If they are not thermostatted, when should I turn them on? The tanks and the drain valve compartment are heated by the furnace, so when do I need to turn on the tank heaters? Below a certain temperature?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

donn

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Re: Wastewater tank heater question
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 03:01:22 PM »
No, they will not be thermostatically controlled.  On or off is it!

kdbgoat

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Re: Wastewater tank heater question
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 03:51:31 PM »
They should only be on after two conditions are met: the temperature outside is below freezing and there is liquid in the tanks.
You can put a thermostat in line to take care not running them when the temperature is above freezing.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
But I am not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant


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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Wastewater tank heater question
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 04:09:42 PM »
Seems odd there would be heaters for the waste tanks and not the fresh tank.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Wastewater tank heater question
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:16:35 PM »
Seems odd there would be heaters for the waste tanks and not the fresh tank.

It's a class C, the freshwater tank is probably under the bed.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
But I am not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant


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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Wastewater tank heater question
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 09:11:35 AM »
Ahh! You are probably right, kdbgoat!
Gary
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danderso@uccs.edu

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Re: Wastewater tank heater question
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 02:49:59 PM »
Thanks, everyone.

 

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