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Old 12-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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I have a 03 TS and don,t know where the block heater is do I am also leaving the great white north actchrismas also can you run your furnace while the coach is traveling I thought the wind would blow the flame out ...pk42
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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Can't help with the engine pre-heat but run your furnace. They're built to be used while in motion.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Use your furnace keeps plumbing and holding tanks from freezing plus keeps you warm.
Look in power bay may see a switch or electric cord to plug in outlet for block heater.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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My block heater plugs into an outlet in the electric bay, and the outlet is switched inside on the EMS control panel.

When traveling in freezing weather, we have run our LP furnaces (2) as required to stay comfy. Normally the heat pump will work fine ...temps above high 30's and running the genny ...but the LP furnaces run fine when we are not running the genny.
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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TS Block heater

I had an 02 TS 38 and if yours is the same you will find a 3 prong plug in the electrics bay (driver side). Mine was hard to locate as it was wrapped up behind the Xantrex if memory serves. We ran the furnace a couple of times underway with no problem however the dash heat always seemed adequate.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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Our American Eagle rides on a Spartan chassis and may therefore be like your TS. The block heater electrical cord is found in the electric bay.

On our main A/C electrical panel there is a breaker with GFI that is labeled something like Drivers Side Patio Receptacle. This breaker needs to be turned on to provide power to the outlet where the block heater plugs in.

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Old 12-18-2010, 10:37 AM   #7
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Tanks for the info. right now it is snowing and blowing up here in ontario I will have a look as soon as it stops we are leaving on the 21....again thanks pk42
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:41 AM   #8
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snow finaly stopped, and you guys were right on as usual the plug was there in the elect. box again thanks....pk42
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I also have a plug in the electrical box with one wire plugged into it but it is from the converter. I don't think I have a block heater :(
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I also have a plug in the electrical box with one wire plugged into it but it is from the converter. I don't think I have a block heater :(
If you need one installed get out your wallet. I bought one last year at Cummins and had it installed for a touch under $700.
Mind you I have a front end cummins motor( FRED) so access might be more money for the install on mine.
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If you need one installed get out your wallet. I bought one last year at Cummins and had it installed for a touch under $700
I don't need one that badly
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I don't need one that badly
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Well the Jan of 08 it was almost -40 and I promised DW we were gettin out of here and heading south.
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Well,,,,Ok Shoot me. I decided after reading this thread I would go look to see if I even had a block heater as I am in Hollywood Florida and it is going to get a bit chilly tonight. (LOL 36) I am going "North" to Melbourne (home) and think I will see if I see a difference when I fire up in the AM. Hope All had a great Christmas and ya'LL can keep the cold and SNOW.
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