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Old 10-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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believe they won't even come on until the temp gets around 40. need to have a little liquid in the tank also.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #12
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believe they won't even come on until the temp gets around 40. need to have a little liquid in the tank also.
My manufacturer verified with their suppliers that there is no need to have liquid in the tanks.
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Hi Ed

We just got some much needed rain here no snow yet and hopefully not until much later this year. Good to see you got home ok, surprised about Texas always hearing about snow birds going there.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:19 PM   #14
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My manufacturer verified with their suppliers that there is no need to have liquid in the tanks.
Why have them on if no liquid in the tank?
Maybe liquid in some, some dry, huh?
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #15
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Why have them on if no liquid in the tank? Maybe liquid in some, some dry, huh?
Yep. Two switches. Four tanks.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #16
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My manufacturer verified with their suppliers that there is no need to have liquid in the tanks.
good to know. the only place i've seen the requirement for liquid was on here.
i've often wondered how the tank heater would prevent the liquid from freezing in the drain lines.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #17
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There's another thread on this subject, to which I've replied. I have the FR tech specs for the Artic Pac system in the documentation package I got when we bought our MH from the original owners. I've scanned it and saved it as a PDF document for someone on the other thread. If anyone would like a copy, send me a PM. It's only three pages and the third page only has a few lines.

On my rig, Jim, there's no heating of the lines from the tanks to the dump valves, and nothing on the potable water tank.
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good to know. the only place i've seen the requirement for liquid was on here.
i've often wondered how the tank heater would prevent the liquid from freezing in the drain lines.
My guess would be the heaters are provided in conjunction with the gas heater which provides a small amount of heat in the basement. This keeps lines and tanks thawed while traveling through sub freezing temperatures. They are designed to work together that way, not to alleviate winterizing while stationary through winter.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #19
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In my research of this option, I found that UltraHeat offers a few control improvements. This Master Power Control Kit I have linked to here, could help with not having the unit come on unless it is needed. I like the options also to install separate controls for each tank. If only the fresh water needs monitored, I do not have to waste the power on the gray and black, or just the fresh and gray, or whatever. You may have to be somewhat of a master do-it-yourselfer to get this done, but taking it to your dealer for these upgrades to protect your warranties and electrical system would be wiser. If I were planning a winter trip, this would be an ideal upgrade. If you are determined to use this as a winter storage package, which probably is not a good idea, some of these control improvements would help a great deal, particularly in an area such as Texas that can be 75 on Christmas and 20 on New years.
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