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Old 03-31-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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F53 heater hoses

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Does anyone know where I can get a diagram for heater hoses? I need one to show how to plumb a rear heater like under the rear bed.
I want to identify how they are run. Our unit is a 1997 f53 460.
Any help would be appreciated.
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You most likely need to get that from the coach manufacturer instead of the chassis. I am pretty sure the heater systems com from the coach builders. Alvin
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You most likely need to get that from the coach manufacturer instead of the chassis. I am pretty sure the heater systems com from the coach builders. Alvin
I think you are right. I just can't figure out the plumbing. Seems I loose sight of them and will need two people to help trace them.
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If you're putting an auxiliary 'bus type' heater under the bed don't forget to put a ball valve in the supply line, otherwise you'll end up with a really toasty warm bed all summer too.
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If you're putting an auxiliary 'bus type' heater under the bed don't forget to put a ball valve in the supply line, otherwise you'll end up with a really toasty warm bed all summer too.
The heater is already there and there is also a temp control and shut off in the bedroom. I am trying to find out how the hoses are run so I can put a shutoff closer to the engine. Can you imagine the mess if a hose blew under the bed? I'm going to enlist the help of a buddy to trace the hoses. When I start tracing them I loose sight and I cant be in the doghouse and in the front at the same time. Just a real tight situation.
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Does anyone know where I can get a diagram for heater hoses? I need one to show how to plumb a rear heater like under the rear bed.
I want to identify how they are run. Our unit is a 1997 f53 460.
Any help would be appreciated.
I think the most helpful diagram would be the hose runs t othe heater under the bed. Winnebago publishes these for their coaches. Mine is a 94 Brave 31RQ if you need a sample to look up. It might be better to pick one closer in size to your coach.

I know that mine doesn't use hoses all the way; there are aluminum tubes Adel clamped to the chassis for part of the runs.
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Are those aluminum tubes insulated?
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I'm going to enlist the help of a buddy to trace the hoses. When I start tracing them I loose sight and I cant be in the doghouse and in the front at the same time. Just a real tight situation.
I think this is the information you were looking for is as follows.
The heater hose water flow goes from the elbow on the lower intake (out) to the upper hose connection of the front dash heater core. From the lower heater core hose connection the water flow is to the water pump on the engine (in).

Any connection to the rear would be a tee connections between the engine and the dash heater core on both hoses.

To isolate the heater water flow to all the heaters you would need a ball valve on both water hoses going to and from the engine before any tee connections and the heater.

This should be the same setup on all 460 engine class "A" F53 Motorhomes.



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To isolate the heater water flow to all the heaters you would need a ball valve on both water hoses going to and from the engine before any tee connections and the heater./
Same as your cold supply and hot water output on your water heater, if that helps people to visualize it.

You could probably put a single ball valve on the supply going to the AUX heater, it would just make the return a dead end. Not that freezing would be a problem since it's 50/50.


Valves on both would make a leak easier to isolate.
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Thanks for the information. I was able to identify the hoses. As was stated there are aluminum tubes going to the rear with short rubberized joining the heater.
The diagram also helped. It sure is not a pleasant thing to work on.
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