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Old 01-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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I have a 2002 Endeavor with the wet bay heater and the optional tank pads, my bay heater don't seem to be working right, at this present time it is 40 outside and 42 inside the bay, if it gets down to 16 will the bay heater keep it from freezing, the MH has been Winterized but it don't hurt to be over protective, the book shows a picture of a heater with a switch for fan, for heat and fan, and off, my fan runs all the time, I cannot find a switch on my heater. I would like to thank all of you for your help in my questions, as being a new DP owner I don't think I will every know what is going on. and again Thanks to all. Roy
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I have a 2002 Endeavor with the wet bay heater and the optional tank pads, my bay heater don't seem to be working right, at this present time it is 40 outside and 42 inside the bay, if it gets down to 16 will the bay heater keep it from freezing, the MH has been Winterized but it don't hurt to be over protective, the book shows a picture of a heater with a switch for fan, for heat and fan, and off, my fan runs all the time, I cannot find a switch on my heater. I would like to thank all of you for your help in my questions, as being a new DP owner I don't think I will every know what is going on. and again Thanks to all. Roy
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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I don't see any place to set the Thermostate. Roy
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Roy,
I think there is a snap disc on your endeavor instead of a thermostat. I don't have a clue where it is located but when it gets beer:30 someone will know and tell you where it is.

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You may want to go to this thread...there might be some useful information in it...it will be a starting point...


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We may be comparing apples & oranges here. The wet-bay heaters on most Monaco products (at least all the ones I'm aware of) are controlled, as Mark said, by a small snap-disk thermostat which isn't adjustable. However, I have had other-brand coaches that did have a thermostat-controlled heater located somewhere in/near the water-bay.

The snap-disk thermostat is a small object (about the diameter of a dime and stacked maybe 3-4 dimes high) with 2 wires attached to it, plus a couple of mounting lugs. The ones I've seen are located towards or on the frame-rails and fairly high-up in the water-bay. Their function - as the name implies - is to 'snap' on or off at pre-designed temperatures, and the temp-ranges are not user-changeable. I do not know for sure about your 2002-year however Roy, but I'd suspect it was similar. Best guess is to trace back from the heater itself and see where the wiring goes.

Being that it is the simplton that it is, it 'should' work and work well but then it's also so simple that it could fail. I think they are indeed rated to snap in the 40* +/- range, so I think you're in good shape. In and of itself, a failure isn't a big-deal but since it's supposed to keep your coach from freezing, it might be good practice to keep a watch on the little bugger(s). I have wireless remote-readout thermometers monitoring both sides of my water-bay.

I've heard of folks putting a 60-100watt light bulb in the water-bay as well to keep the temps above 32*. Amazing how well they work too, we kept the water-bay from freezing when outside temps hovered in the 0* range one time!

I don't know for sure why your fan is running continuously, does it quit when the temps get above the 40-degree range? I don't think any of the heaters are designed to keep things 'warm' (like a regular space-heater, since most are rated at only 300 watts or so) but merely to keep them above freezing.

Keep us posted!

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On edit: You just beat me to it, 'Mama. Good info for all to remember!
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I had my manual out this evening so I thought I would post this information directly from the manual.

System Operation:
1. Systems heat switch is turned ON applying power to the snap disc thermostat and bay heater.
2. When the bay temperature reaches 40 degrees F +/-6 degrees the snap thermostat will close applying power to the bay heater and the systems heat active indicator light will be lit. The twelve-volt heater will continue to operate until the bay temperature reaches 55 degrees F +/-6 degrees F. The indicator light will then turn off.
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