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Old 09-29-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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Engine block heater

I have a 40' 2002 Allegro Bus with the 8.3 Cummins.
Can someone tell me how to turn on the engine block heater.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Hi dcmb1.
Welcome to the forum.
You need to tell us the make, year, and model number of your coach.
I have a 2010 Winnebago Journey 34Y. The switch for my block heater is in the panel with the tank level indicators and other coach information. Yours may be in a completely different place. It all depends on the info I mentioned
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On our last two MH's there was a short lead with a three prong plug on it. This was for the engine block heater. All I needed to do was to plug it into a 120 plug and it would start heating the engine. One of them was in the back compartment and our current MH has the plug in the last compartment on the road side. For our MH, the switch on the control panel is for the water bay heater, not the engine block heater.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:50 AM   #4
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Hi dcmb1.
Welcome to the forum.
You need to tell us the make, year, and model number of your coach.
I have a 2010 Winnebago Journey 34Y. The switch for my block heater is in the panel with the tank level indicators and other coach information. Yours may be in a completely different place. It all depends on the info I mentioned
I don't understand what more I can say.
Its an Allegro bus. 2002 40' with an 8.3 Cummins.
I said all of this.
I think I need a response from someone who has this year and model as a search shows it being different in other years of the Allegro Bus.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:47 PM   #5
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If you want the correct answer I suggest posting your question here: http://www.tiffinrvnetwork.com
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:00 PM   #6
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dmbc1,
If you have the two doors at rear of coach , engine compartment , look up to your left and the block heater cord is tie wrapped up there on a lot of coaches with Cummins engines. You plug it into 110V receptacle. Some coaches have a 110v plug in up in that corner also.You can also get timers for them that you can program , they don't have to be putting out all night unless its like -30 below. And for you folks from Florida , no , a block heater is not a winter hat. Ha
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If you have the two doors at rear of coach , engine compartment , look up to your left and the block heater cord is tie wrapped up there on a lot of coaches with Cummins engines. You plug it into 110V receptacle. Some coaches have a 110v plug in up in that corner also.You can also get timers for them that you can program , they don't have to be putting out all night unless its like -30 below. And for you folks from Florida , no , a block heater is not a winter hat. Ha
Ha. Thanks. Actually I am in the UP of Michigan in the summer. Last year we left in cold weather and snow. We went West and things didn't thaw until we got to Arizona.
Just trying to be prepared in case it happens again.
Being well prepared, it will not happen again.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #8
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I have a 2005 ISL i do not know if yours is like mine or not. I have a switch on my control panel to the left of the drivers chair in the group of switches in front of the autmatic leveling panel. It says block heater on it. In the storage area where my Power reel is located ( last storage area on drivers side) is a 110 volt receptacle in the top of the storage area. The block heater comes through the wall near the engine and plugs into the receptacle at the top which is controlled by the switch on the control panel. If your is not there I cannot help you
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:13 AM   #9
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My 97 Allegro bus the plug is under the bed, with a receptacle right there. Just plug it in for several hours before you leave.


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Ha. Thanks. Actually I am in the UP of Michigan in the summer. Last year we left in cold weather and snow. We went West and things didn't thaw until we got to Arizona.
Just trying to be prepared in case it happens again.
Being well prepared, it will not happen again.
Someone reported my emails as spam. Don't understand as they are not. Maybe someone thinks they are funny.
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+1 ours is a plug in in the last bay drivers side. Are you a member of the BOC? We have a 4788 Bayliner and have belonged to the BOC for quite a few years and a long time poster there has a very similar handle? If so welcome to this forum and enjoy your Allegro ... we have been enjoying our new to us coach but will not be giving up our 4788 anytime soon
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+1 ours is a plug in in the last bay drivers side. Are you a member of the BOC? We have a 4788 Bayliner and have belonged to the BOC for quite a few years and a long time poster there has a very similar handle? If so welcome to this forum and enjoy your Allegro ... we have been enjoying our new to us coach but will not be giving up our 4788 anytime soon
Yes I am a BOC member for over 15 years.
Also on my 3rd new Allegro. Well its not so new now. Bought my first new motorhome in 1971.
Mine has none of the plugs or switches mentioned. I guess I am going to get dirty and get under the coach to find the plug.
My former Allegro bus had a plug at the bed but not this one.
No biggie but I thought I would try the easy way.
Thanks for all the replies.
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Check your circuit breakers. My engine heater has a breaker in the panel. That is how mine is turned on and off


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