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Old 11-05-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Heated tanks

Just wondering if anyone can tell me how to turn on the heat for the heated tanks in my 2014 hyperlite hfs30ep.
I'm about to look it up in the manuals but thought I'd post anyway incase I can't find it.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:25 PM   #2
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Typically they are on the switch control panel with all your other RV controls
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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Yep, 'typically' in the control panel.
"Tank Heater" (upper right in this photo)
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:14 PM   #4
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Last button on bathroom panel - they only come on below 40 - I believe
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:16 PM   #5
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On my Wildcat, the tank heater switch is the one at the top of this pic - lights red when on.

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Old 11-05-2015, 04:27 PM   #6
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Mine is on the panel top row, has a blue light when on also say's tank heater. Make sure you have some liquid in the bottom of the tank. They are on a stat when you switch them on. They will come on at 40 degrees read by the pad and turn off at 60 automatically. DO NOT USE THEM unless plugged in. They will drain your batteries faster then the furnace.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:50 AM   #7
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Has anyone actually used your tank heater? I have not had water in my tanks when I have been camping at temps below 40 degrees. Just curious.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:20 AM   #8
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I removed my underbelly to add a second water tank and here is my general thoughts on the tank heaters. There is one on each of the three tanks. The heating pad for the gray water tank had come unglued and was just hanging by the wires. They draw 7 amps each so the will quickly drain your batteries if boondocking. Besides, it seems to me that the small water line coming out of the tank would freeze long before the 40 gallons of water inside the tank would. Without A/C power to run a small space heater underneath I don't believe there is really any good way to keep things from freezing except in the very short term.
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