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Old 10-02-2016, 12:47 AM   #151
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I think SeaDog is right on that one. You wouldn't want the heaters on if the temps were above freezing.
I suppose so. It was right around freezing up there when I turned them on this morning.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:06 AM   #152
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I suppose so. It was right around freezing up there when I turned them on this morning.
Freezing temps outside does not mean your tanks or plumbing is feeling the same temps, your tanks are covered and receiving warmth from the rig. I did allot of winter camping with my class A (without tank heaters) and never had a problem.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:12 AM   #153
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Freezing temps outside does not mean your tanks or plumbing is feeling the same temps, your tanks are covered and receiving warmth from the rig. I did allot of winter camping with my class A (without tank heaters) and never had a problem.
My original question was simply, "should the bottom of the pads feel warm"?
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:45 AM   #154
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My original question was simply, "should the bottom of the pads feel warm"?
I would think yes if the tank was cold enough to cause the heater to come on.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:51 AM   #155
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I would think yes if the tank was cold enough to cause the heater to come on.
I didn't have an actual outside thermometer, but according to my smart phone it did get down to 28. I think the temp when we broke camp was around 50. Didn't really pay attention to the temp when I felt the bottom of the tanks. Just more information to read up on. I didn't realize there might be a thermostat involved. I seem to remember some literature on the tank heaters in the stack of manuals.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:42 PM   #156
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The tank heaters on the Concord are thermostatically controlled. According to the manual they turn on at 45 and off once the tank reaches 67. Your tanks may have been above the cut on temperature. I would use an infrared non-contact thermometer to check them. Not sure how hot the actual pads get.

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Old 10-02-2016, 03:45 PM   #157
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The tank heaters on the Concord are thermostatically controlled. According to the manual they turn on at 45 and off once the tank reaches 67. Your tanks may have been above the cut on temperature. I would use an infrared non-contact thermometer to check them. Not sure how hot the actual pads get.

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Old 10-05-2016, 11:04 AM   #158
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Portable DIRECTV setup?

Anyone have any experience with portable DIRECTV setups:

The manual says the exterior cable coax jack is all ready for satellite hookup throughout the coach.
Even if that is true, I'm not sure how the receiver would hookup. Maybe a short cable from the jack in the antenna boost switch cabinet to the receiver, then a cable from the receiver to the TV?
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:27 AM   #159
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Nope... costs extra.

Scroll down the page, the SD card is $200. I think I would bump my data plan for that. I am not a fan of on board Nav systems, they seem to get out of date too quickly. I primarily use Waze or Google Maps for about 98% of my navigation needs.

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Old 10-13-2016, 01:01 AM   #160
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Ready brake & Breakaway cables finished

Finally finished installing the Ready Brake and Breakaway cables today. Had to build a couple of brackets to hold each cable to the bumper. I went with the screen door slider wheels on the brake pedal arm rather than the factory recommended smashed cable.
The rubber floor mat will cover the slack cable for the breakaway. When not towing, the quick release going through the break pedal arm will also store flat underneath the rubber floor mat. Had a hell of a time getting that rubber brake pedal pad back on the arm.
Shout out to DaGrinch & JJSeedwagon for their help.
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