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Old 03-09-2015, 09:50 AM   #11
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Most likely the grey and black tank. Call fr to confirm. Only need to flip them if I dips below 40.
Well, this morning is warm here...only 17 degrees...been as low as 6 degrees the first morning after we bought it...
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:18 AM   #12
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Well, this morning is warm here...only 17 degrees...been as low as 6 degrees the first morning after we bought it...
ACK! First signs of Spring here with the snow melting and a forecasted high in the low-50s!

Do let us know what you find out from FR. Not a lot of Shockwave owners on the forum so it's always helpful to fill the knowledge coffers!

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:45 AM   #13
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Agreed! Not too many of us on here.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:54 PM   #14
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Hey archer, you ever call fr on the switches?
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:42 AM   #15
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That would be a negative...I have left messages, sent emails...no response from Forest River.

However, I have had a service man at the local Camping World inform me that those switches control the heaters in the black and grey water tanks. He told me that the logic is that if the temp will be dropping below the freezing point, you could always dump your fresh water tank to prevent damage. But you wouldn't always be able to dump your black or grey water tanks at a moments notice to protect them.

So, there it is...one more piece of knowledge for the brain trust...
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Good to know but who would want to dump their FW tank? That makes me want to add a pad for the FW if I'm do cold weather camping.
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Good to know but who would want to dump their FW tank? That makes me want to add a pad for the FW if I'm do cold weather camping.

I've wondered that, too, as my Rocky has heaters on the black and gray tanks but not on the fresh water tank. Maybe it's because there's the option of hooking up to city water with a water hose that is insulated and has an electric heater to keep it from freezing outside.
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I've wondered that, too, as my Rocky has heaters on the black and gray tanks but not on the fresh water tank. Maybe it's because there's the option of hooking up to city water with a water hose that is insulated and has an electric heater to keep it from freezing outside.

Maybe. But it would also take more for get all that fresh water (depending on how much is in the tank) to cool to freezing point. The black and grey tanks are smaller amounts do they would freeze quicker.... Right?
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I had multiple issues with how slow it was to fill my fresh tank and a leak from somewhere under the trailer. I pulled the enclosed underbelly off to fix the issues. The heated tank pads for mine are on the two fresh water tanks.


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Forgot to mention... I only have one switch for the two heated pads (cable spliced together) on the fresh tanks. It's possible yours is the same and the other switch is for the grey and black.


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