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bobander
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« on: April 10, 2012, 05:17:12 pm »

We used the tank heaters a couple times last trip when the overnight temps went below freezing.  Both times we used them we forgot to turn them off in the morning and they were on for a few extra days.  I finally noticed that they were on when the converter fan was running because of the high current, the heaters run even if the temp is not below freezing.  I decided to modify the tank heaters switch to be like the side view mirror heaters on the driver's door.

The switch can be removed from the cover plate and reversed so that down is "ON".  I then painted the top of the switch with red finger nail polish so it is easily visible in the "ON" position.  I used acetone to remove the "ON" and "OFF" markings on the switch that were upside-down and marked the lower position as "ON" with a Sharpie marker.

The switch now operates like the side mirror heaters switch and is easily noticed when "ON".

An easy and useful mod.

Bob A
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echo11
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 05:32:09 pm »

Great idea!  We did not realize at the time, but when we first received our PC- the switch was on.  The switch was on for quite a while before we realized and turned it off.
I did add to your helpful rating!
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ron.dittmer
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 05:52:14 pm »

Oh, I Like this mod.  ThumbsUp   But in my case, I never use the tank heater so the word "NO" would stay.

And here's a helpful rating for you.
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Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
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billy
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 08:07:33 pm »

Very cleaver Ron.
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