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Old 04-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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I have 2014 Georgetown 351 with a switch next to the water pump switch that is labeled ARTIC (on top) and PAC (on the bottom). Does anybody know what this switch is for or what is it used for?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome

If you plan on going into a cold area that drops below 40 degrees you turn this on when at a campsite.
It will put 12 volts DC from house batteries to electric heat pads on your grey and black storage tanks as well as many water elbows underneath.
Their is many around the water entry compartment. It looks like tin foil with wires on it. You will also find them at the back of your refrigerator if you have an ice maker or water in the door.
The pads are controlled by a thermostat that turns them on if the temp get around 40 degrees.
Hope this helps
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I had an idea that was it but was not sure how or what it was hooked up to. More important there is no mention of this in any of the manuals. Thanks so much your reply, it was greatly appreciated.
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FYI mine is on a 20 amp fuse in the DC control panel.
Many others believe it is only pads on the black and grey tanks but in mine I have many locations usually athe the water elbows that are wrapped with the tin foil pads. I actually used it once and I didn't get anything frozen.

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I had an idea that was it but was not sure how or what it was hooked up to. More important there is no mention of this in any of the manuals. Thanks so much your reply, it was greatly appreciated.
The info about the Artic Pak is on a seperate sheet which I had to request from FR. What I received looked like the 10,000,000th copy of a instruction sheet. I planned on retyping it but have never gotten around to it. I'll try to get it done and post it in pdf form here in the next couple days.
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The info about the Artic Pak is on a seperate sheet which I had to request from FR. What I received looked like the 10,000,000th copy of a instruction sheet. I planned on retyping it but have never gotten around to it. I'll try to get it done and post it in pdf form here in the next couple days.
Oooh... That willbe greatly appreciated.
Hope you get a chance to retype it.
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That would be great if you could re-type it. Thanks!!! Did FR ever say why its not in any of their manuals? Thanks for all the responses.
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That would be great if you could re-type it. Thanks!!! Did FR ever say why its not in any of their manuals? Thanks for all the responses.
No they never explained why. I guess since it's an option they didn't include it in the Generic Motorhome Manual they have. In our case it was listed as a "Forced Option" in the brochure for that year. Guess its just another oxy-moron like Jumbo Shrimp and Maryland "The Free State"
Mike Burns, retired from FR, sent the copy I have to me.
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Oooh... That willbe greatly appreciated.
Hope you get a chance to retype it.
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Sent myself an email to do it tonight. Now I just have to remember to check my email when I get home I should scan the original and post it in case anyone wants the Official Reference Sheet
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ForestRiverOwnersManual-Motorized.pdf

Just found this on FR site, free downloads. Check page 47 for info about the Heating Pads. I will still retype what I have as well at home.
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