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ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 25" Long x 7-1/4" Wide

ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 25" Long x 7-1/4" Wide

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Full-contact, weatherproof heating pad helps prevent your RV holding tank or step from freezing. Built-in thermostat automatically turns the heating pad on and off depending on the temperature of the tank or step. Easy, peel-and-stick installation. Great Prices for the best rv fresh water from LaSalle Bristol. ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 25" Long x 7-1/4" Wide part number 277-000163 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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LaSalle Bristol RV Fresh Water - 277-000163

  • Winterization
  • Holding Tank Heating Pad
  • LaSalle Bristol

Full-contact, weatherproof heating pad helps prevent your RV holding tank or step from freezing. Built-in thermostat automatically turns the heating pad on and off depending on the temperature of the tank or step. Easy, peel-and-stick installation.


Features:

  • Full-contact heater pad keeps your exposed RV holding tank or step warm during freezing temperatures
    • Works with tanks with a 29- to 40-gallon capacity
    • Can also thaw out a tank system or a step if it's already frozen
  • Built-in thermostat automatically operates the heater pad
    • Turns on when the tank or step temperature reaches 45 degrees F
    • Turns off when the tank or step temperature reaches 67 degrees F
  • Flexible, weatherproof carbon fiber material bends to fit the contours of a surface
  • Easy, peel-and-stick installation onto the bottom of your tank or step
  • 2-Wire design with 16-gauge wires
    • White wire is for ground
    • Red wire is for power
  • Compatible with DC power when in transit
    • Runs through a converter while connected to a power source when your RV is parked
  • Cold room tested down to -32 degrees F
  • QAI certified


Specs:

  • Pad dimensions: 25" long x 7-1/4" wide
  • Pad thickness: 3 mm
  • Length of wires: 36"
  • Input voltage: 13.5V DC
  • Power draw: 5.8 amps
  • Wattage: 78 watts
  • 1-Year warranty


The Therma Heat RV tank and step heating pad meets the following certification standards:

  • Safety for Electric Heating Appliances, UL499
  • Safety for Heating Elements (CSA) C22.2 No. 72-m1984 (R2004)
  • Flammability tests (UL) 746C, 15 and CSA 0.17,9,2
  • Dieletric Voltage Withstand Test (UL) - 1000 volts/1 minute
  • Thermal Aging Test (UL)

Note: This heater pad should be installed on non-conductive surfaces only.


Why ThermaHeat?

When the outside temperature is cold enough, the exposed freshwater holding tank or step on your RV will freeze. For tanks, this stops the flow of water from reaching your sink, shower, or other freshwater source. Furthermore, the frozen water could potentially cause cracks or other irreparable damage to your tank or pipes, which would mean you would have to replace them. And a frozen step can be extremely slippery as you try to enter or exit your RV or camper.


The full-contact ThermaHeat heater pad will prevent this by keeping your holding tank or step warm during freezing temperatures. It has a built-in thermostat that automatically operates the pad. When the temperature of the tank or step drops to 45 degrees F, the pad will turn on. When the temperature rises to 67 degrees F, the pad will turn off. It can also completely thaw out a tank or a step if it's already frozen, assuming that none of the components have been damaged. The heater pad does all the work for you, preventing you from having to go out in the cold and thaw it out by hand with a heat gun or hair dryer, which can melt the side of your tank or step if not used properly.


Installation and Wiring

ThermaHeat Peel-and-Stock Installation

This heater pad has easy, peel-and-stick installation onto the bottom of your tank or step. The flexible carbon fiber material is designed to fit the contours of any surface. The pad is meant for use on fresh water tanks, but can be installed onto gray water or black water tanks. Please note, however, that adding a heat source to a gray water or black water tank may create excess gasses and odors.


ThermaHeat 2-Wire Design

The pad has a white wire for ground, and a red wire for power. This 2-wire design is compatible with DC power while your RV is in transit. It can also run through a converter while connected to a power source when your RV is parked.


Additionally, you are able to install this pad with other ThermaHeat heater pads (sold separately). In order to do this, they must be connected and run parallel. You would daisy-chain the red wires together and connect them to the battery of your RV or camper and then daisy-chain the white wires together and ground them. In order to turn the pads on and off, you will need to install a switch (sold separately) between the battery and the pads.



210SLST725RTBX Therma Heat Heating Pad with Thermostat for Motor Home Water Tanks and Steps - 25" Long x 7-1/4" Wide

Alternate part number: 85854 and SL-ST725





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ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 25" Long x 7-1/4" Wide - 277-000163

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

Full-contact, weatherproof heating pad helps prevent your RV holding tank or step from freezing. Built-in thermostat automatically turns the heating pad on and off depending on the temperature of the tank or step. Easy, peel-and-stick installation.

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Works very well, used on a trip to Colorado during hunting season and was able to use water for anything I needed it for. Average temp was 0 t0 15 degrees and tanks did not freeze.



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Fast shipping. Great product.



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The product was just like the previous tank heater pad. It was easy to wire up and attach.



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Ordered 3, 2 of which were dead on arrival (tested in 15F weather, more than cold enough to trigger the thermostat). Disappointed and will hopefully be getting them replaced, although this gives me little confidence in their long term reliability.

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Jenny N.

2/2/2023

Definitely too cold for non functioning heat pads. I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.



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This is a product unworthy of etralier's inventory. The product is made up of thin heating elements and a thermostat sandwiched between two rubber type pads. In theory, they should work great. In practice, they don't work at all. After a single day, the pads separated between the two layers everywhere the heating elements and material holding them were located-all except for a 1/4" area around the perimeter of the pad, so the lower pad was just hanging down loose and barely held on to the top layer. This heating pad failed even before I connected the power connections which I had planned on the next day. Removing the bottom pad was fairly easy as not much was holding it on. However, the upper pad was near impossible. After removing the rubber layer and the heating elements, the sticky adhesive left behind was impossible to remove. Nothing would budge it, not alcohol, acetone, or even mechanical. I have yet figured out a way to remove it from the tank so now the entire underside of the tank has dirty adhesive I cannot remove. I strongly recommend buyers DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT AS YOUR WILL REGRET IT! It will fail, and leave you with a mess to try to clean up the best you can if you plan to replace it with a higher quality product than this. etrailer, you should immediately remove these from your inventory, send the ones you have back to wherever you sourced them and stop selling them. This has been a nightmare.



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Items came in fast waiting on its insta llation



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Install 3 holding take heaters, 1 fresh water tank heater and 5 elbow/ pluming heaters on my trailer. All of the heaters running at the same time draws less than 300 watts so I can now leave then on when towing without having to run my propane heater in the trailer. I added R30 insulation to my underbelly and took a trip to Angel Fire NM where one night it got down to -24 degrees F. None of my tanks froze. I had one temperature probes directly on my black water tank and it was 53 degrees with the 24 outside. Every day was below freezing with temps in the lower teens each night. I believe these are rated at -11 but it is a good idea to have an enclosed underbelly to keep the rest of your pluming warm.



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Exact replacement for a factory installed heater. Sorry I cant give a full review. I have to wait til the weather warms up above 60 to do the install.



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Exact replacement.



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Great product, fast shipping



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Just installed and appears to be working as advertised. The website product details really should say that minimum installation temp is 60 degrees. It doesn't! My son and I had to install it anyway. No choice. Then in stalled R2 doulbe-sided foil backed insulation under the tank ( he's going off the grid in his travel trailer) and we had to do all we could to insure his water system would not freeze. The heating pad is working and we're filling the water system tomorrow. Also the PK34310 rocker switch has absolutely no info about what terminal get connected to what wire! You really need to to have info on your website for this. After some digging online I was able to find the proper wiring connections. It would require almost no effort on etrailer's part to do this.



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Within six months the entire cover was torn to a point it was no longer useful - due to simple wind damage that it should have been able to withstand.



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Required alcohol to clean the area. Joined two (fresh water and black water) Put a fuse in the system just for incase.
Fast quick delivery. I will order another if needed. Good prices! We will be telling our friends!!



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So far, we haven't had much of a chance to use the tank heater but the one time we used it, we had no problems. This winter, we will have ample opportunity to test it out and I will add a better review.



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Great product! warms up the holding tank ever so efficiently. Great price, quick ship - perfect communication. Thank you etrailer!!



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The product is great, we have reordered this a few times. It is worth its value. However the shipping service was a fail. It took more than 2 weeks to get this parcel, and the tracking was not reliable.



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Your web site is very easy to use and I received my products in a matter of a few days ,I will order again when I need more parts for my RV,



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Joseph

10/28/2023

It was easy to install. I have not had it in weather cold enough to activate it so I cant comment on that yet.



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Margaret H.

8/16/2023

good



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Product was easy to install, worked the first time I turned it on and is still working great a year later.



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Service, contact and support amazing. Will be installing the items in the spring, RV stored for the winter.



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Shipped when they said it would, all parts correct, good company



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It works as advertised



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