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Old 02-27-2018, 09:54 AM   #1
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Heated and enclosed

Anybody out there with a 2018 Sandpiper 379FLOK, that doesn't have the pull valves for the tanks, inside the docking station? And also has the place in the control panel for tank heater switches, but have no switches?
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:04 AM   #2
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Anybody out there with a 2018 Sandpiper 379FLOK, that doesn't have the pull valves for the tanks, inside the docking station? And also has the place in the control panel for tank heater switches, but have no switches?
Tank heaters are an option. Don't know about the pulls for the tanks.
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Our's has neither, and all other's I checked had the docking center valves for the tanks. Don't see how it could be heated and enclosed, like advertised, with no switches to flip
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Our's has neither, and all other's I checked had the docking center valves for the tanks. Don't see how it could be heated and enclosed, like advertised, with no switches to flip
I'm gonna go make an Assumption here and Assume the advertisement is an enclosed and heated underbelly. Nothing to switch on. Furnace takes care of that. Remeber I am assuming here. Tank heaters have switches.
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That's what I was wanting confirmation on. The dealer told me that also, but I wasn't convinced from how he explained it, especially when seeing that there is a place for switches in the control panel. Thank you
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That's what I was wanting confirmation on. The dealer told me that also, but I wasn't convinced from how he explained it, especially when seeing that there is a place for switches in the control panel. Thank you
Just remember... 'heated & enclosed' is marketing hype.

You'll not have much cold protection from the thin plastic (coroplast) underbelly and the small amount of heat from the furnace won't keep things from freezing for more than a couple hours.
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Underpinning would probably help as much as anything
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I have the 372LOK with the enclosed and heated underbelly and we camped through December into temps down into the teens. We had a 1500 watt electric heater to supplement, but kept our thermostat set around 58-60 degrees and the furnace would kick on occasionally throughout the night. We unhooked the fresh water hose each evening before it got below freezing, but the hookup was on the southeast side, so it got sun in the mornings and we could hook it back up early. We put some water in the fresh water tank to use at night.

The temps varied throughout our 10-day stay with highs in the low 60s to nightly temps down to 16. It did get above freezing each day, but some days, it was only 40ish.

We had no problem at all with freezing tanks or lines. I hope that helps you a bit.
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Good to know. We were thinking of taking a winter time workamping job on Ky, and wasn't sure how that would go. I'd say a heated water line might also help
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