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Old 08-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Heated fresh water tank?

In the brochure for the 2013 the list of features includes a heated and enclosed fresh water tank. When I asked about this in my PDI the guy said he didn't think it had it because he didn't see a switch. I crawled underneath and the tank is enclosed in a black plastic and spray foamed around it. How do I know if I have a heated tank?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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In the brochure for the 2013 the list of features includes a heated and enclosed fresh water tank. When I asked about this in my PDI the guy said he didn't think it had it because he didn't see a switch. I crawled underneath and the tank is enclosed in a black plastic and spray foamed around it. How do I know if I have a heated tank?
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Never seen a heated fw tank. Not that it's not possible.
Heated underbelly yes.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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It's a 2013 Wildwood 26tbss. The brochure says "Heated and enclosed fresh water storage" but the online list of features says "Enclosed fresh water tank in a heated compartment". I see no wires which leads me to believe no heater but I'd prefer not to drop the tank to look. Perhaps it's just enclosed and when I run my furnace it blows hot air in?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Make and model of unit?

Never seen a heated fw tank. Not that it's not possible.
Heated underbelly yes.
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Our V-Lite came with all heated tanks and heated discharge lines and valves. I know the F/W tank was heated because F/R had to replace the tank and the heater when new. Youroo!!
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Our V-Lite came with all heated tanks and heated discharge lines and valves. I know the F/W tank was heated because F/R had to replace the tank and the heater when new. Youroo!!
My flagstaff had heated and enclosed tanks but fw had no element. Maybe there doing the fw now . Huh.
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Did you have switches to turn the elements on and off? I have no switches so I'm not sure how it's heated.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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My 2010 Flagstaff has a heated fresh water tank.

All 3 tank heating pads are controlled by a single switch with indicator light (the one on the right in the photo.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #8
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My 2010 Flagstaff has a heated fresh water tank.

All 3 tank heating pads are controlled by a single switch with indicator light (the one on the right in the photo.
You don't have heated outlets tho do you Lou? If I remember correctly the valves are right at the tanks?
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You don't have heated outlets tho do you Lou? If I remember correctly the valves are right at the tanks?
That is right. The elbow pads were only used (as I understand it) on pipes that had the potential to contain water before or after dumping. Since my shut off valves were right at the tanks and a straight shot to the outlet, no water could ever be located in the pipes.
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Could it mean that the tank is in an enclosure that has a duct from the furnace? Kinda like the basement in my Cedar Creek.
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Could it mean that the tank is in an enclosure that has a duct from the furnace? Kinda like the basement in my Cedar Creek.
That is what I am thinking was just hoping someone could confirm without me having to tear into it to see.
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"Heated outlets"
When I first read through it quickly, all I could see in my minds eye was a spark of electricity coming from an ac outlet - with an icicle of frost on it.
Yeah, I know...But no, the outlets should not need to be heated as no water "should be left inside".
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But no, the outlets should not need to be heated as no water "should be left inside".
Some campers have pipes that always have water in them as long as there is water in the tank. Here is an example of a Galley tank that has the shutoff at the dump end of the pipe. It would get a heater.
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"Heated outlets"
When I first read through it quickly, all I could see in my minds eye was a spark of electricity coming from an ac outlet - with an icicle of frost on it.
Yeah, I know...But no, the outlets should not need to be heated as no water "should be left inside".
I meant every pipe ahead of valve from tank of course .
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