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Old 08-02-2012, 07:31 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, 07:35 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, 07:47 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, 08:07 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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Old 08-02-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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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, 08:16 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, 08:26 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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