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Old 11-04-2009, 08:11 PM   #11
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If you'e going to leave the heat on, better have a large gas bottle. That RV furnace can suck some propane. If you're sure the power is going to there, might need to think electric. Just some thoughts.

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Old 11-05-2009, 06:41 AM   #12
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We have the 2010 8526RLWS and my take on the reason for the tank heaters being just a heat mat glued to the bottom of the holding tanks is that nearly all of the actual plumbing is inside the camper/basement area that is normally heated (there is no insulation around the flex duct going to the front half of the camper). The tanks are outside the "normally heated" area so they could freeze up and not be able to be dumped.

If the rig is level, there should be no liquid downstream of the shutoff (dump) valves to freeze.

Be aware that the black water flush line is NOT heated in the tank area and may still have water in it.

Also not exactly sure where the fresh water tank is actually located. (not shown in photos I was sent).


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Old 11-05-2009, 10:25 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
Be aware that the black water flush line is NOT heated in the tank area and may still have water in it.
Black water flush lines have a check/vacuum breaker valve in them. When you disconnect the hose from the port, water should back flow out of the line emptying it up to that valve. Our valve is located in the W/D closet inside the motorhome so it is within a heated area. I would guess that most are made the same way for the same reason.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:49 PM   #14
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Found one Fuse - should there be 2?

I found one 30amp fuse in a green holder by the battery. It was good. Should I have found a 2nd fuse somewhere? The slide out makes a real slight sound when I push the switch - but then doesn't do anything. The sound only last about a second. Any other ideas before I have to haul the thing into the repair shop? Thanks again!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:01 PM   #15
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I would think if you only have one slide out, then there's only one fuse. Mine would not do anything when the button was pushed. And, as stated, mine is a TT, not a fiver. Totally electric motor driven slides, no hydraulics. Mine has 2 slide outs; hence 2 fuses. Hope this helps you! Randy

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