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Old 11-19-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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I just bought a new 378xl and live in Canada. I am planning a trip in January and was wondering if I de-winteriz my coach will water freeze if I have heat on and heat pads on tanks turned on. Or should I wait till I get future south to do so?.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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The way people are posting freezing temps as far south as Texas I would wait until you get to central America before d-winterizing. Honestly if you aren't going to use coach for other than sleeping on your way south, wait until you get there. ( just my opinion)
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We always just wait until we reach warmer temps, eat out along the way.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #4
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I don't know what your rig is but it's your baby. My baby waits until I reach our destination. But then again I use LP air to winterize. Life is a highway!
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for input. It's the first motor home that I have bought and paid alot of money for it guess I was thinking if the basement is heated that water lines wouldn't freeze. Not going to take any chances. Will wait for warmer weather.
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If you fill the FW tank and use the heated pads (artic switch) they should keep the tanks above freezing and the elbows also have the heat wrap around them. Just look under the panel in the wet bay and you'll see the wraps. They are designed to keep the things from freezing that way you'll have water and can use the bathroom as necessary. Then again if you don't plan on using anything until you are in warner climate that is also fine.
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If you fill the FW tank and use the heated pads (artic switch) they should keep the tanks above freezing and the elbows also have the heat wrap around them. Just look under the panel in the wet bay and you'll see the wraps. They are designed to keep the things from freezing that way you'll have water and can use the bathroom as necessary. Then again if you don't plan on using anything until you are in warner climate that is also fine.

When you flip on artic switch, do the wires stay on constantly or do they have individual thermostats on them to turn on say round 40 degrees? Pads too?


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Old 11-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #8
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My understanding is that they are thermostat controlled
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12volt or ac 110?


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12 V DC pads, they turn on around 40 and turn off around 50.


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