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Old 09-07-2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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Oasis & basement heat.

I may have asked before can't remember, I'm just about ready to order, salesmen say I need the tank heat pads in winter.

I don't do much winter camping a few weeks, but I thought the Oasis had a heat ducts or just generating heat in the floor was enough to keep from freezing
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There is a heat register near your tanks as this picture, not sure if its a option on your coach or standard, should call Newmar, heat pads never had them on three coach's furnace takes care of tanks even down to 1* temps.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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I have the heat pads and have yet to use them. Even at 0 F the heater kept the compartment at 45 F.


Good back up though.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #4
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I thought so, that saves $300
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"jimbo2013".....Here is my thoughts on the tank pads. If you're boondocking, you won't be able to run them and your Oasis will keep things warm. My coach has an Oasis register in the basement. Even if it didn't, the Oasis puts off enough heat while running to keep the basement above freezing.

If you have hook ups, you can always throw a small heater or 100 watt trouble light down there. Either way, I just don't see the need for the pads unless you plan on staying in freezing weather for a couple months a year.

My coach came with the pads (bought off the lot) and they put the switch in the half bath with no indicator lights anywhere that they're on. I don't like not having some indicator they're on, especially if someone turns the switch on accidentally while in the half bath.
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tks for confirming
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I had a service appointment last March at Newmar. Temps hit -9 degrees. It is my experience that the floor heat did the best job keeping the basement warm. At -9 degrees I was running both the Oasis and the Floor Heat but we were very comfortable.

I keep an electronic thermometer in the Water Bay and using the Floor Heat I've had the Water Bay temps in the upper 60s. That helps the Water Heater also.

Don't overlook the Tile Floor Heat Option. It really makes things more comfortable year round. We will sometimes run the Living Room Floor Heat on low even when we are running the AC. Keeps the tile from getting cold.
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Thanks, I took the heat pads off my option list.
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