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ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 18-1/4" Long x 12" Wide

ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 18-1/4" Long x 12" 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. Lowest Prices for the best rv fresh water from LaSalle Bristol. ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 18-1/4" Long x 12" Wide part number 277-000164 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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LaSalle Bristol RV Fresh Water - 277-000164

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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.


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: 18-1/4" long x 12" wide
  • Pad thickness: 3 mm
  • Length of wires: 36"
  • Input voltage: 13.5V DC
  • Power draw: 4.8 amps
  • Wattage: 65 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.



210SLT1218RTBX Therma Heat Heating Pad with Thermostat for Motor Home Water Tanks and Steps - 18-1/4" Long x 12" Wide

Alternate part number: 85851 and ST-T1218






Customer Reviews

ThermaHeat RV Holding Tank or Step Heater Pad w/ Thermostat - 18-1/4" Long x 12" Wide - 277-000164

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (39 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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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. 699899



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Customer service was excellent and my order was delivered on time everything is in working condition I would definitely recommend using etrailer ty 665521



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The product received was exactly what was ordered. I have no installed them yet though. Shipping was very quick this time around. Less than 5 days. 469657



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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. 597731



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These stick on very well after cleaning surfaces with alcohol as instructed. They are warm to the touch on a cold day. Very pleased so far 576565



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I haven’t installed yet but arrived on time and I’m excited looks like a great product!! Was a great price. 594021



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Well, ordering had a hiccup, will not ship to P.O. Box. Figured a solution so away it came. Did hot shipping on Friday got it on Tuesday ?? Product was exactly as described but after comparing to tanks, they really need to be longer in my opinion to cover more surface area. Had a guy install directly to a 20 amp breaker which appeared to be a simple wiring task which I’m not up to doing but was fairly quickly accomplished by tech. Pads heated up immediately but the low amps makes it a slow process in heating. 3 tanks were partially frozen but as of today, Sunday the 17th I was able to discharge all tanks sufficiently enough to go a few days. I’m in bowman Nd with conditions currently-17. I 100% recommend these heating pads. Just don’t expect a complete warming or thawing to occur in under 48 hrs under my conditions. I’ll provide pictures of after install at a later date , it’s cold and windy and I’m inside for the day 605888



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Easy to install . No wiring information as regards amp or fuse requirements. Kept tanks from freezing through a NH winter.... 425482



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Ordered this water tank warmer from the helpful staff at etrailer and it arrived a week later. Staff was very helpful in talking about the install as well. Best price from every where I looked. 454340



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Products did not work. They never turned on. My customers are very upset 468277



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Good product and quick delivery. Will solve cold weather issues in our trailer. 453769



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Purchased for emergency use, like when my water heater failed. My water heater has not failed yet while traveling but this water heater does work for small amounts of water demand. 738305



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Great service. Very good product. 733244



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OEM performance 720881



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Great pads, delivered on time, easy to install (though wiring took a bit) and work very well, even when boondocking. Very pleased. 679319



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Easy to install and worked great. 635793



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Fast delivery. I would order from them again. 615252



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Easy install, appears to work as designed. Instructions say to clean surfaces w/alcohol, I'm a believer in Lacquer thinner myself, cleans a preps plastic a lot better imop 613949



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Great customer care!! Will always purchase from etrailer. 611625



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Product arrived complete. Have not installed yet. 599867



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Haven't had a chance to install but it looks ok. 599799



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So far so good. I’ll have to wait until it’s 60 outside to install. Etrailer comes through again. Good price, good quality’. 599556



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Work awesome Would buy again 597947



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The tank heater was easy to install and worked perfectly. This is my second order from etrailer and both times service was excellent! 592226



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I bought these as part of a underbelly overhaul. Went on with out a problem. Ambient Temps are below 60...I have skirting and propane construction heater under TT keeping things warm for tonight. Time will tell, so far so good. 585677


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Last yr we skamped aka ski camp with running water at 13°f. So far so good.
Hans - 11/28/2019

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