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Old 06-06-2013, 10:03 PM   #15
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I have been caught laying fat on the floor many times trying to fix or read stuff.

The hardest part is getting back up on my feet. The knees aren't what they used to be anymore.

Glad you got your "warm engine" mystery solved.

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #16
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The block/engine heater for our MH (see sig) is a standard wall switch in the bedroom. It is identified by a small clear plastic sticker with faint printing on it "engine heater". Were it not for the salesman pointing out the sticker, neither of us would ever known it had one.
Dr4Film, I'm going to replace the standard wall switch with a lighted one, so we know when the switch is in the on position, (gotta reverse the feed wire to make the light on when switch is on) thanks for the suggestion.
When I've wired those switches I had to run four wires, ground, neutral, hot and the last one was only to power the light in the switch.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #17
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I ....... I did find a puck looking thing on the rear of the block on the drivers side the referred to in an earlier post. I did not disconnect it - yet.
since you found the switch just leave it off. These heaters make the starters and engine last quite a bit longer on cold starts below 50F.
it only takes about 20 min of plug in time to warm a engine up a bit.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:09 AM   #18
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From what I understand, all the ISC's came with a block heater. My wife usually says; I am probably wrong. FWIW
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I believe you may be correct but whether they are used or not depends on whether the coach was fitted with an Aqua-Hot or Hydro-Hot which uses the Motor-Aide Coolant to heat the engine.

My Block Heater is coiled up, zip tied and never plugged into the outlet box in the engine compartment.

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Just for giggles, my heater switch is on the energy management panel. The plug is in the electrical compartment. I unplugged the block heater and use that receptacle for the Carryout antenna power supply. I can toggle it from inside to reset the Carryout if needed.
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I believe you may be correct but whether they are used or not depends on whether the coach was fitted with an Aqua-Hot or Hydro-Hot which uses the Motor-Aide Coolant to heat the engine.
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For what it's worth, mine (ISL though) has both -- a block heater, and Oasis hydronic system with engine pre-heat. Overnighting in cold weather, I'll usually use the Oasis to heat the engine, since it's on anyway, but economically it would make more sense (if plugged in) to run the block heater and let the campground pay for it.
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