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Old 10-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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There is no problem with having the tank heaters on for empty tanks (verified with tank makers and heat-strip makers).

The heat strips are low energy for what they have to do. If you have them come on at 33 degrees F, they won't be able to "keep up" with the heat loss. For this reason, they have to come on early to store some heat in the tank liquid before it gets close to the freezing point. (I have no explanation as to why they don't turn off again at 45 instead of 60--sounds wrong to me as well.)
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #12
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Zippin:

I scanned the three page data sheet on the Arctic Pack I have, made by an company called "Ultra-heat".

I will send it on shortly as an attachment to a PM.

If the Forum would like it for a library item, please send a PM and I'll send it
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #13
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Frank, I think "Arctic Pack" normally refers to a set of things done to an RV (enclosed underbelly, ducted heating, and tank/valve heaters for instance). Is the thing you are referring to just the tank heaters?

Anyone can upload files into the Library. If you think it's "worthy", upload it and the moderators will take a look.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #14
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Barry:

The Forest River data data document (with an FR header) on the system is titled "Arctic Pac" (without the "k") and is specifically descriptive of 12Vdc heaters that are stuck to the outside of the tanks.

I've sent Zippin an e-mail, asking him for a return address that I can use to send the copies.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #15
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Artic Pack FR Document.PDF

Here's the document FR sent me about the Artic Pak. I would think they are all pretty similar in design.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #16
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7 is what I just read in another recent thread on arctic packages.
Per pad... multiply times number of tanks and it starts to go up fast .
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:04 AM   #17
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Thank you for the documents and information. I have read a number of posts and the documentation sent and posted. Thank you all for your input! Forest River and likely other manufacturers only hurt themselves leaving so much open to interpretation. I read some who believe the system is for winter storage and others worried using it at all is a problem. I visited the manufacturers website and watched their video owners manual, that quite frankly would be more valuable in print. I have to believe that the manufacturers are worried of legal issues or have already had them, but how many are using their RV regularly in sub-freezing weather? I have used my motor home and old trailer a couple of times and plan on taking this new one out this week, for a week. I have not had this package previously and wont use it this week, but where I live, I will be using it quite a bit after the first of the year. This is a great feature and will make my early trips that much better. Knowing how to use it properly and what maintennce is required gives me both confidence in my new trailer and what this package has to offer.

On a different note, I converted all of my cabin lights to LED, as I have done on my other RV's. This time, however, the light is not enough. Anyone use a more efficient fixture or lamp that puts out enough light with such low power consumption?

I like this Forum! Thanks Again.
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