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Old 11-14-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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These 110V heat pads were selected as an option on our 2007 DSDP. My quick search through the owner's information has not lead on how to turn them off and on.

Does anyone have experience with these?

We selected this option as we don't winterize our coach so we can take off on a whim.

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Hi! In our 2006 DSDP if I rember correctly it was in the bathroom area. In our current coach it is in the bathroom. Paul

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Old 11-14-2006, 05:09 PM   #3
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The heat pads are tuned on with a switch in the bathroom, sort of.... In the electrical compartment, there should be a 110v outlet in the back. In addition, you should also see an electrical cord that you plug into the outlet. So, the switch in the bathroom actually controls the outlet. (At least that is how it works in my 05 DSDP)
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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You mentioned not winterizing so you can take off on a whim. If I understand the heat pads they only keep the water and sewer TANKS warmed and do not affect the water and sewer lines. If your unit is not heated you may end up with frozen and split water lines inside which can cause substantial damage.

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Old 11-15-2006, 03:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for all of the responses. If I remember correctly, there is a switch in the 1/2 bath that the dealer described as a remote switch for the water heater during our PDI. That seemed odd as the electric/propane controls were located in the main control panel area. I bet that is what controls the tank heaters.

Chuck, we keep a close eye on the weather and make sure to keep the t-stat in the coach between 45-50 to keep the water lines above freezing. The only problem we had on our previous coach was the ice maker water valve froze and had to be replaced. The DSDP has heat tape on all the exterior water lines around the refrigerator but not quite sure how they are controlled. Maybe on the same switch as the tank heaters!

Thanks again for the information as we learn about our new coach!
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I've also got the heat pads on my MACA 3651 and the switch is in the bathroom. I've never actually been able to confirm that the heat pads are really there. What do they look like? Where are they mounted? My holding tanks have a coating on them that resembles a spray on truck bed liner. My dealer assures me they're there, but unless they're under the tanks I can't see anything that resembles a pad.

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They are under the tanks so the heat will rise.
If you have a winter pkg option you may have a switch on your water compartment panel to put a fan on in the vent that comes into tank compartments area that will cycle on and off with LP gas furnace.
Your holding tanks are black fiberglass and fresh water is white fiberglass. They will have stampings on them to indicate tank size.
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