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Old 03-06-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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I have and 2014 8282 ws Rockwell ultralite fifth wheel. I am planning on heading south in the next couple weeks. Can anyone tell me whether the fresh water tank is heated with the heat pads. I am fairly sure the black and gray water tanks are. Thanks for your help
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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I don't have an answer for you, however, it's cold in the south too, at least here in Alabama. Stay warm.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have 8282. I am convinced that all 3 tanks are heated IF you have that option on yours. There is a switch top right of panel that says "Tanks."

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:50 AM   #4
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Here's a thought. While the weather is really cold, and tank heaters are on, run some fresh water from the tank and see if the water is as cold as the outside temp. Of course this will not work if you are running furnace, as that also heats the underbelly.

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Really not into testing right now, outside temps this am were - 10. I thought I read where the pads were on the gray and black only, that is why I was asking thanks
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If you have "tank heaters" then yes - fresh, gray, black tanks are heated. They come on at 40*f and off at around 60*f. I would shut them off if the temp is above freezing as it is a load on the converter/battery combo you do no need..
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The FW tank is heated, as are the GW and BW tanks, but NOT the dump/gate valves. Found this out the hard way last fall on our extended 3 month trip up north to visit the granskids. We specified to the dealer what we were planning to do with the V-Lite and special ordered the unit with thermopane windows. Spent nearly every AM in Nov & Dec outside with a heat gun on the gray water valve. I've since installed heat pads on both valves.
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