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RonNBama 11-07-2007 02:33 AM

A bit of a puzzle to me (as the temps drop, my room-temperature IQ follows). The AquaHot system keeps the upper part of the engine (head and upper block) warm when it is on. The block heater seems to warm the entire chunk of metal. Under what conditions should one use the block heater? I don't know if I should just plug it in and keep it operating constantly when the temps drop or if I should only use it when I plan to start the engine. Nothing in my owner's manual that I can find. http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_frown.gif

RonNBama 11-07-2007 02:33 AM

A bit of a puzzle to me (as the temps drop, my room-temperature IQ follows). The AquaHot system keeps the upper part of the engine (head and upper block) warm when it is on. The block heater seems to warm the entire chunk of metal. Under what conditions should one use the block heater? I don't know if I should just plug it in and keep it operating constantly when the temps drop or if I should only use it when I plan to start the engine. Nothing in my owner's manual that I can find. http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_frown.gif

adj 11-07-2007 03:04 AM

Block heaters were plugged in overnight when below freezing temperatures were incountered in northeren Minnesota.

UPS 34 11-07-2007 03:40 AM

Plug it in only when you are planning on starting it on a cold day. 32 or lower.
You only need to Plug it in for 4 hours or so before starting.

RonNBama 11-07-2007 11:14 AM

Thanks guys. Makes sense.

Latitude 11-07-2007 03:30 PM

Hey Ron!!! Yea you just need a few hours before starting. If you can get a timer in at the plug that works pretty slick.

Rick

crudeman 11-07-2007 03:32 PM

Yep, I only plug mine in when I know I am leaving the next morning.

Hey Ron -- its cold here in Nawth Alabama, geeeez was not expecting this so early.

RonNBama 11-08-2007 04:04 AM

Yep, thar is frost on the punkin this mornin'. http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

chirohand 11-08-2007 06:43 PM

I have an 07 Endeavor with the 400 ISL. Reading this thread I'm not sure where the plug might be for the engine heater. I have check the oil and such and have not seen a plug. Can someone help?

Scott
07 HR PDQ 40'
West Virginia

Robin_M 11-08-2007 07:04 PM

Scott,

Look for a plug and a recepticle on the overhead of the power cord compartment. I believe that's where it is, if I recall correctly.

chirohand 11-08-2007 07:16 PM

Thanks, I check.

ronboc 11-09-2007 02:16 AM

Hi Chirohand -

Welcome to irv2 http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/thumb.gif We're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them. Enjoy the forums and post often, and when you want to be a official member of the Monaco forum just let me know.

Thanks!
Ron

RonNBama 11-09-2007 04:35 AM

In the antique Dynasty, the receptacle and cord are in the engine compartment, upper left facing the engine. I didn't notice it for a year or so then took me another year to figure out why an "extension cord" was suspended on my engine compartment.

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ronboc 11-09-2007 11:37 AM

Hey 'Bama...

"Batteries Are Not Included", which is why you have to use a looooong extension cord.

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