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Old 10-22-2020, 07:09 PM   #1
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Arctic package

Have a 1993 gulfstream friendship with the artic package want to know how to turn on the heaters no manual and new to the rv scene any help would be appreciated thanks Rick
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:28 AM   #2
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Welcome. Find the make and model of the heater and do an internet search.
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:37 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

First, do you know for sure that your "arctic package" (not being critical or a smart a** as many make the same mistake but it is ARCTIC and not "artic") includes electrical pads on the tanks ...or what I'm assuming you mean when referring to "heaters" ...??

There are some manufacturers that might not use any electrical heating at all. An arctic package could include only pipe insulation, underbelly insulation, double pane windows, insulated sashes, general beefed-up insulation in walls/roof, some other manner of heating the holding tanks etc. or some combination but no electrical tank heaters at all. Some manufacturers will make sure the tanks are enclosed and included in the circulation of basement heat provided by the furnace and if so, will usually not need electrical heating pads on the tanks.

So do you know for sure that you have electrical pads on the tanks? If you do have heating pads, there should be a switch somewhere in the interior that is usually a red rocker switch and almost always will have a red indicator light to show when the pads are on. It could be next to the water heater switch, or somewhere in the panel where you have other operational switches. I've heard that some heated tanks do not even have a switch but are controlled by a thermostat. So as a starting point, you'll have to determine what your coach has.

If there are no others chiming in during the next day or two who have a Gulfstream coach with an arctic package that can tell you if you do in fact have heating pads and if so, where the switch is located if there is one, I will ask a moderator to move this thread to the iRV2 Gulf Stream Owner's Forum (HERE) and perhaps somebody who has the same coach will be able to help you further.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:48 AM   #4
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As theroc says, there is no standard definition of an "arctic package" and many do not include heated tank pads. It's purely a marketing buzz phrase and could be as little as some extra insulation or maybe dual pane glass in the windows. I'm guessing a '93 Gulfstream probably does not have anything like that, but maybe an always-open heat duct from the furnace down to the basement area near the tanks.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I agree with what others have said. Maybe someone with the same model RV can provide a definitive answer for you. Can you access the tanks to see if they have heating pads attached?! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 10-23-2020, 02:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info i know the tanks are wrapped, and yes I was writing about the black, gray and water tanks.i just have a lot of interior switches with no clue to what they turn off and on thanks again.
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