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Old 12-15-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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I am the owner of a 2014 FR-3 Looking for information on the (Artic Kit) intalled on the FR-3

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Old 12-15-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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what info are you looking for? I turn mine on anytime the temperature is under 45. It keeps the waste tanks from freezing up
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:57 AM   #3
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Dos it protect the water hoses and tubing
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:16 PM   #4
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as far as I know its just a heating pad on each waste tank, the furnace puts heat in the basement to help with the hoses and tubes.


it only got down to 25 at night when we was out camping
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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The Arctic Pack works off the 12 volt system. When it is turned on and the water temperature in the tanks drops to 44 degrees the heat pads kick in and heat the tanks to about 66 degrees. There must be water in both tanks (Black & Grey) or it will damage the unfilled tank. The furnace will heat the basement of the coach to prevent freezing of the pipes there. On my 30 DS if you open the access port behind the door that covers the water compartment with the water heater you can see that the plumbing, hot water heater, fresh water, black water and grey water tanks are in a sealed and furnace heated compartment. Unless you have a way to keep the coach from going below the freezing point during winter storage you need to drain the fresh water tank, water heater, blow the water out of water lines and put RV anti freeze in the drain traps. If your plugged into external power you can leave water in the black and grey tanks but you need to leave the arctic pack turned on.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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how do you turn them on and off? is it automatic?
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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the button that says tank heat on control panel
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:00 AM   #8
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Jeez, that's right. thanks
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:28 AM   #9
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Don't forget about that outside shower. If I don't winterize and go camping around the 15-40 degree mark I will stuff fiberglass insulation in the door area and lock it closed.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:43 AM   #10
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Great advice on the outdoor shower. Almost forgot mine last winterization.
Make a check list of all things with water and like Christmas: mak'n a list, check'n it twice...." 😁
Used air only method in 2011, new 5er. Toilet intake valve froze and hair line crack. Went to Florida and water was spraying everywhere! Fortunately, an RV center fixed it in 10 minutes for $20.
Just sharing that if it can break, it likely will. I cured that with the following winterizations. These new 2015's are a lot easier to run anti freeze through.


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