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Old 10-28-2015, 10:13 PM   #15
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Maybe they come on at 45 degrees if the switch is turned on first.
You know that's a good possibility. Although I have them as an option as a full timer retired I haven't been in the cold long enough to use them. You could be right and if I find any info in the manuals that came with our MS I'll let you know.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:37 AM   #16
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My remark was a little tongue in cheek, but we had heaters on tanks out at the plant I used to work at that had a main switch and were thermostatically controlled when the power switch was on.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:43 AM   #17
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I'd think the same thing, except that the book the previous owners left for me about the tank heaters says they automatically come on at 45*. It's just such a rat's nest of wiring in the back of the breaker box area that it'll make it hard to trace the lines, but I'll figure out something.

Why would anyone want the tank heaters to come on at 45 degrees? Lots of days or nights are 45 degrees, and never even approach freezing! I think the previous owner was miss informed. Also, the labels appear to have been added AFTER it left the factory.
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Why would anyone want the tank heaters to come on at 45 degrees? Lots of days or nights are 45 degrees, and never even approach freezing! I think the previous owner was miss informed. Also, the labels appear to have been added AFTER it left the factory.
I think it would be to give the heater a head start. If the tank is almost full, it would take a while to warm the fluid. I agree with you that the labels look like owner add ons.
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Maybe the factory was trying to save money by leaving off the word "heater"

Also, they were probably working on weight reduction so mileage improved.
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I decided the easiest way to trace the wires, plus be able to access the load center to add solar, was to pull out said load center and remove the small panel on the left. I'll post up in a day or two what I find.
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that would make sense!
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DRV definitely needs to save money and weight on their 'lite' models...
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Why would anyone want the tank heaters to come on at 45 degrees? Lots of days or nights are 45 degrees, and never even approach freezing! I think the previous owner was miss informed. Also, the labels appear to have been added AFTER it left the factory.
You are wrong on the labels being added after it left the factory. They are a factory option and are the same as my DRV has.
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I think my labels were a $60 option
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That would be funny if it wasn't so close to being the truth.
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