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Yes open the cabinets. Many of the coaches have small heaters in the water spaces. Our FC had one under the bed for the fresh water tank, water heater and all the plumbing in that area and another heater under the kitchen sink.
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Yes open the cabinets. Many of the coaches have small heaters in the water spaces. Our FC had one under the bed for the fresh water tank, water heater and all the plumbing in that area and another heater under the kitchen sink.
so you have the Bird plugged in to shore power and there is a heater on the Bird itself you can turn on for certain areas?

granted, this might not be the case depending on what Bird we end up with right?

so if I understand, the fresh water tank is usually under the bed?
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Yes heaters on board in FC's and many Models , it depends, it takes atleast a 30 amp hookup & more is better.
We often boondock for up to 10 day, but one must be very conservative with power & water
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so you have the Bird plugged in to shore power and there is a heater on the Bird itself you can turn on for certain areas?

granted, this might not be the case depending on what Bird we end up with right?

so if I understand, the fresh water tank is usually under the bed?
Yes there are little freeze heater in addition to the normal space heaters to keep the water flowing.

Bill is 100% on the shore power. You have to have the coach hooked up to enough power for the heaters and the other power needs.
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Is anyone using the space heater under the bed to keep fresh water and plumbing from freezing? I have the original temp controlled wire electric heater under there still. Have not attempted to turn on. Use it for cold weather travel or replace it?
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Is anyone using the space heater under the bed to keep fresh water and plumbing from freezing? I have the original temp controlled wire electric heater under there still. Have not attempted to turn on. Use it for cold weather travel or replace it?
I use mine. Thermostat is set on about 40.
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I use mine too. Was told they were very robust despite age. Have never seen an on off button for them other than the circuit breaker in the box. Just an adjustment for the temp on the unit itself. We have them located under the bed by the fresh water tank and one that is under and behind the sink. I think just those two. Wait, I think there is one near our hot water heater as well.
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I'll play with them. I'm sure it's going to stink for a couple hours while the dust burns off.
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