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Old 09-19-2018, 08:18 PM   #1
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Tank heaters

I have a 2018 Cedar Creek 34RL2 Hathaway edition. Does it have tank heaters as standard equipment or option? How do I know if it has heaters? how do they operate?
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:56 PM   #2
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per the web page tank heaters are listed as standard. you should have on/off switch on your control panel to turn them on and off. Should be a 12 volt system that heats your fresh and grey/black tanks in cold weather.
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I found the switch. I feel so stupid. It is the first switch in the switch panel. It's red and lighted when on. Thanks.
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i do not know this as an absolute fact, but many people have posted not to turn the tank heaters on unless there is fluid in the tanks. the fluid is need to absorb the heat from the heater pad so that it does not just sit on the plastic tanks and soften the plastic. also, i do not know if the switch directly controls the heating pad or if it just allows power to flow to a temperature activated on-off switch.
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i do not know if the switch directly controls the heating pad or if it just allows power to flow to a temperature activated on-off switch.
The heating pads are thermostatically controlled to turn on at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. You can turn the switch on, but the pads will not heat until that temperature is reached.

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I guess the tank heaters are good but other things freeze, the drain lines, mine did and busted. The elbow and gate valves freeze too. I know that Cedar Creek is stretching the truth when they say the camper will take 0 degrees with no freezing if the camper furnace is set to 70 degrees
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I guess the tank heaters are good but other things freeze, the drain lines, mine did and busted. The elbow and gate valves freeze too. I know that Cedar Creek is stretching the truth when they say the camper will take 0 degrees with no freezing if the camper furnace is set to 70 degrees
On my Windjammer there are heat pads on each of the tanks, two large heat pads on the black and gray valves and heat pads on the small portion of black and gray tank drain lines that are exposed beneath the underbelly. Cedar Creek doesn’t do this? This is something I didn’t think to look at while I was checking out Cedar Creeks last weekend.

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On my Windjammer there are heat pads on each of the tanks, two large heat pads on the black and gray valves and heat pads on the small portion of black and gray tank drain lines that are exposed beneath the underbelly. Cedar Creek doesnít do this? This is something I didnít think to look at while I was checking out Cedar Creeks last weekend.

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My Wildcat has one heating pad on each of the 4 tanks -- but none any other place meaning none on any valves nor drain lines.
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On my Windjammer there are heat pads on each of the tanks, two large heat pads on the black and gray valves and heat pads on the small portion of black and gray tank drain lines that are exposed beneath the underbelly. Cedar Creek doesnít do this? This is something I didnít think to look at while I was checking out Cedar Creeks last weekend.

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Yes, all tanks have heating pads on CC. Switch is inside next to water heater switches, usually.
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My Wildcat has one heating pad on each of the 4 tanks -- but none any other place meaning none on any valves nor drain lines.
Thatís really crazy when you think about it. The exposed valves and drain lines are much more susceptible to freezing than the tanks. I just wish I had heat tape or pads on my low point drains.

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