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Old 10-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Isata 5 heating pads

Anyone know if heating pads were supposed to come with our 2017 Isata 5 DS or are they an option? Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Are you talking about tank heaters?
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:45 AM   #3
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Yes, they are thermostatically controlled heating pads that go beneath the tanks. I think the tanks are heated when the furnace runs, but these keep the tanks from freezing if we camp when it's below 30deg.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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If you don't have the switches for them installed I would guess its an option.

I winter camped all the time with my Class A without heated tanks and never had a problem with the tanks freezing up. you are correct the furnace normally heats the basement and on some larger class A rigs like Monaco they have an installed heater in the basement to come on at 34*
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:16 AM   #5
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Actually, we do have the switches, which is why we were wondering if they were supposed to come with the rv
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:25 AM   #6
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If you have the switch than I bet you have tank heaters option or not.
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I notice that the brochure has an entry for a cold weather package - probably optional. Good chance the tank heater pads are part of that package.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:02 AM   #8
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Where are the switches
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:23 PM   #9
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There are no tank heaters on the Isata 5. We use a duct run off the furnace to heat the tanks...including the valves. The pass through cavity where all the tanks and utilities are have at least one (but I think we ended up with 2) holes in the ceiling of that area where you will find a furnace outlet. Not sure why it would have switches for tank heater??? picture? maybe it was just part of the standard multiplex software.
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My bad. No switches, but there is power down there, where you can hook things up. I misunderstood David. Thanks for the clarification.
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