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Old 02-03-2015, 11:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Please Help!! Fresh water tank not unfreezing

Hello, I have a 2014 Vengenance V396TH. We are fulltime RVing and in PA for the winter for some reason. My fresh water tank started to get frozen I think because it woulnt give any water only sputtered. Went to camping world in Harrisburg, PA and bought tank heater pad. I have a 106 gallon tank and they only had a 60 gallon pad. So I put it on and worked good for 1 night and now its back to sputtering and stopping and no water. Filled my tank so I know I have water in there. PLEASE help we need water and camping ground wont let us connect hose other than to fill tanks, then have to disconnect. I have even tried using hot water in the winterization tube of the pump to try and defrost things and not helping. I think it is the pick-up tube in the tank. Any thought or ideas are very welcome. When connected to city water everything works great only when off city water.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:54 PM   #2
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You might get another tank heater and run two 60 gallon pads.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:55 PM   #3
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Also a small space heater or a light bulb in that area might help.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:04 AM   #4
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Thanks Phil57, I already have 2 heat lamps under the belly of TH with belly skin still on. Along with skirting around outside of TH. Also my underbelly is fully heated from forced air furnace.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:15 AM   #5
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Heat wrap tape on your feed/inlet lines??
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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Head south.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:34 AM   #7
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One more question. While hooked up to shore power. Should my battery disconnect switch inside be on or off? Still not sure about water situation. No water again this morning not even a dribble.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:37 AM   #8
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Leave it on so your batteries don't discharge and become subject to freezing. Try flexing you feed tube you suspect, if accessible, and see if you can determine if its frozen. Be gentle on it.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:41 AM   #9
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Will try. I'm gonna remove some underbelly this morning to get access to fresh tank again and check everything, especially the heat pad. Do you know where the suction tube is located at?
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:49 AM   #10
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Sounds like a feed line out of the tank is frozen as opposed to the tank itself.

Solution 1-buy some foam board from the home improvement store, wrap the under-carriage area, sealing it tightly. Then put a couple of heat lamps in the under-carriage area to heat the whole area.

Solution 2 -road trip south.
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