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Post by Mrs ploppy on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:54 am

Hi we have a winter pack fitted to are 2016 broadway I have looked at the fresh water tank and all can see is a rubber pad at the bottom of the tank with two wires going into it is that the blanket?.?
And how can you test the tank heater is working
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Post by Cymro on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Yes, that pad is the "blanket". There will be switches whereby to turn on the pads. They may well be in the daftest places. On my Nuevo, the switch for the waste water tank is underneath the passenger seat, on the bottom of the vertical side wall of the wardrobe! The switch for the fresh water tank is much easier: above the habitation door. Both switches have indicator lights to show when the pad is switched on.

As to your second question, whilst the indicator light will tell you that the switch is on, I suspect that it doesn't necessarily confirm that the pad is working. I'm sure an expert member of the Forum will explain to us how we can check that the pad is working (apart from finding out if it's frozen!) but that might mean checking with a meter.

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Post by Peter Brown on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:33 pm

First of all, only switch on the tank blanket(s) when connected to EHU and your charger switched on as otherwise they will flatten the leisure battery very quickly.

I suspect that on your 2016 Broadway you will have an EC500 Sargent power system, in which case there is a button on the control panel to switch the tank heaters on.  There will also be located (maybe out of sight) a switch to isolate the heater on the waste tank as there is no point in heating it if empty.

This is a good time of year to test the tank blanket.  Put your hand on it and you will feel it at the ambient temperature of its surroundings.  Switch the heater on and leave for an hour.  Put your hand on it again and it should be noticeably warmer than the surroundings.

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Post by Mrs ploppy on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:37 pm

Thanks both what a forum this is ask a question an you can get a answer in minutes
Thanks again
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Post by Lorfal on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:40 pm

Oh and don’t make the mistake of leaving tank blankets switched on with full tanks whilst plugged in at home , if you have the facility to do so. I can confirm, by my humongous elec bill that they use a lot of energy , lesson learned
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Post by Wightman on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:00 pm

Peter Brown wrote:I suspect that on your 2016 Broadway you will have an EC500 Sargent power system, in which case there is a button on the control panel to switch the tank heaters on.  There will also be located (maybe out of sight) a switch to isolate the heater on the waste tank as there is no point in heating it if empty.
Hi Peter

Would you have any idea where the switch to isolate the waste tank might be on our 2013 Broadway FB please? I have just put about 10 litres in so hopefully no damage will be done "running the heater" with no/insufficient water

Very many thanks for all replies/help

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Post by Gromit on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:13 pm

Don't know if it's similar, but our switch is under the driver's side bench seat, low down in  the wardrobe side panel. Doubt it as your FB model is quite different, but it's easy enough to recognise. A red illuminated switch like the ones Maplin used to sell before they went bust!

Daft place for it as it's easy to knock it on with all the stuff we carry - or it was until I put a guard around it.
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Post by roli on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:30 pm

If you are frozen and have the tank heaters on it may be a freeze between tank and tap like another 2 of us here at Whitemead
Thanks for supervising your other half on snow shifting this morning

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Post by Cymro on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Wightman wrote: have just put about 10 litres in so hopefully no damage will be done "running the heater" with no/insufficient water


My understanding is that the Truma heater (I think ours is a C6 but I'm not going to go out to look at the handbook!) is designed such that it can safely run, whether on gas or electricity, as an air-heater without there being any water in it.

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Post by Wightman on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:52 pm

roli wrote:If you are frozen and have the tank heaters on it may be a freeze between tank and tap like another 2 of us here at Whitemead
Thanks for supervising your other half on snow shifting this morning

Hi Roli

Sorry mate you've lost me on this one

Other half wouldn't get her feet wet snow shifting  scratch head   confused3  

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Post by Wightman on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:56 pm

Cymro wrote:
Wightman wrote: have just put about 10 litres in so hopefully no damage will be done "running the heater" with no/insufficient water


My understanding is that the Truma heater (I think ours is a C6 but I'm not going to go out to look at the handbook!) is designed such that it can safely run, whether on gas or electricity, as an air-heater without there being any water in it.

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Hi Cymro

Thanks for advice but I put the 10 litres in waste tank - but it's nice to know the Truma can safely run with no water  up!

Very many thanks

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Post by roli on Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 pm

I was responding to Mrs Ploppy

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