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Old 11-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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Block Heater

It was cold last night (cold for Oregon). I was curious if and where the block heater plug would be located on my 2000 allure?

Also when do you guys plug in your heaters? Do you leave them plugged in long term or periodically?

I have my coach stored for 4 months until my next use.

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Old 11-23-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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Admit I don't know the answer!

But, if your 2000 Allure has a Hydro Hot, many of these have a loop thru the engine to facilitate engine block warming. Ether off of electric, or if not on shore power, diesel. (At least that is how ours works, but for sure 04 could be different then 00!).

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Ours is an '09 and the AquaHot has a coolant pump to preheat the engine. Have never used it but then we've only had the rig 9 months and just haven't used it due to the DW's health problems.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
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Allures of that vintage did not have the Hydro/aqua hot option. The Intrigue line is where the option was available and the installed unit was a Hurricane unit. It did have a loop that ran through the motor and supplied hot water to heat registers in the coach, it did not heat water for the inside of the coach until about the '03 year

If you go to the very last bay, on the pax side, you should find a chrome cover with the male connector inside. You have to supply an extension cord and then power it off of one of the 110 volt plugs on the pedestal.

When I run mine, I leave it on for 2-4 hours. You can check the coolant temp on your temp gauge on the dash.
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I don't have a Hydro hot option. Wish it did..but I better not complain, she is a beautiful coach.

Thanks Don! I had no idea what that plug was for. I was looking for something in the engine compartment. Thanks for the help!
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A diesel hydronic heating system was one of my requirements when buying again! Give me another two or three years to lean it all!
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As my wife will claim sometime in the future, I just add another Country Coach Factoid to my memory bank!!!

Thanks Don!

(Now, if I could only remember where I placed my memory bank...!)

Best to all, stay warm!
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As my wife will claim sometime in the future, I just add another Country Coach Factoid to my memory bank!!!

Thanks Don!

(Now, if I could only remember where I placed my memory bank...!)

Best to all, stay warm!
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Are you sitting on it

Very possibly, and with the size of my mind, I may never notice!

(Good one Don...)

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I use the block heaters on everything that has one.
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Thanx X3 Don,
I too, have looked at the chrome receptacle and wondered.....I got very little printed material with my coach and have spent hours learning little gems like this on the site. Had it for about a year/5500 miles and as Mr D says....still need three more years to begin to get it all.

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We keep the block heater plugged in all the time. We use that option when plugged in to shore power and the AquaHot engine preheat when dry camping.
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We keep the block heater plugged in all the time. We use that option when plugged in to shore power and the AquaHot engine preheat when dry camping.

I gotta ask. Why do you leave the block heater on all the time?
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Hi Don,
We just keep it plugged in all the time back in the engine compartment. We have 2 switches on the dash (Block Heat 110 / AquaHot Engine Preheat). I still have to turn on the block heat switch inside the coach to turn it on.
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