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Old 07-29-2015, 11:10 AM   #15
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Many (most? all?) of the Winnebago diesel pushers have motoraid heating the hot water tank (but not a house heater in the rear of the coach as many gas models have).
It's odd, because the manual for my coach (01 Winnebago Journey), says that diesel pushers don't have it, only the gas models.

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I hope you replaced that check valve ... the thing you called a one way coupler. It needs to be there.
Not yet. Saw it was broke and that I could get the guts out. I see mixed reviews on this site about having it. Some folks have run without them for years. I didn't have time to get a new one when I found the problem. When I'm not against a trip (like I was last week and it's not 90 degrees) I'll probably replace it when I winterize this fall.

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:55 PM   #16
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It's odd, because the manual for my coach (01 Winnebago Journey), says that diesel pushers don't have it, only the gas models.
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Perhaps that's referring to the 'motoraid' rear cabin heater that's on some of the gas models but none of the diesels.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:40 PM   #17
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It's odd, because the manual for my coach (01 Winnebago Journey), says that diesel pushers don't have it, only the gas models.



Not yet. Saw it was broke and that I could get the guts out. I see mixed reviews on this site about having it. Some folks have run without them for years. I didn't have time to get a new one when I found the problem. When I'm not against a trip (like I was last week and it's not 90 degrees) I'll probably replace it when I winterize this fall.

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Perhaps that's referring to the 'motoraid' rear cabin heater that's on some of the gas models but none of the diesels.
Here is a Youtube video of a 2001 Journey 36LD that has both water heater and room Motor Aid. It is spelled this way in my manual and the brochure is all one word.
My 05' Journey manual and brochure both mention having Motor Aid:
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:52 PM   #18
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Here is a Youtube video of a 2001 Journey 36LD that has both water heater and room Motor Aid. It is spelled this way in my manual and the brochure is all one word.
My 05' Journey manual and brochure both mention having Motor Aid:
The video is incorrect--The 'Engine Heater' switch is for the engine block heater (120V AC) which is something completely different. I'm not aware of any Winnebago diesels with Motor Aid room heat.
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The video is incorrect--The 'Engine Heater' switch is for the engine block heater (120V AC) which is something completely different. I'm not aware of any Winnebago diesels with Motor Aid room heat.
Yea, after I posted that I looked at my engine block heater and it is labeled the same and doesn't say Motor Aid or room heat.

But, that 2001 has Motor Aid water heat via a switch? I have no switch in mine, maybe it is all the time on my unit?
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Yea, after I posted that I looked at my engine block heater and it is labeled the same and doesn't say Motor Aid or room heat.

But, that 2001 has Motor Aid water heat via a switch? I have no switch in mine, maybe it is all the time on my unit?
That salesman doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. The water heater switch is the 120V AC switch for the electric element in the water heater. Motor Aid for the water heater is always on.
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And this is from the 2001 Journey manual - just to add to the confusion. Maybe mine doesn't have it, even though the part about Freightliner is not in my manual and my brochure lists it as standard.

Guess I will find out on a long drive with the WH off and see.
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And this is from the 2001 Journey manual - just to add to the confusion. Maybe mine doesn't have it, even though the part about Freightliner is not in my manual and my brochure lists it as standard.

Guess I will find out on a long drive with the WH off and see.
Yes that is what I am referring to, my 2001 manual reads the same as that...

but I found hoses that go to the water heater that look like they go into the engine cooling system...I think, I don't know where else they would go.

I'll also check next trip.

In mine I have a switch for the engine block heater and the electric side of the water heater...nothing for the motoraid with the water heater.

My buddy has a 98 winnie adventurer (v10) and he has a switch for his motoraid...or I thought he did.

*edit* watched the video...that's the switches I have, although in a different spot on a 32t...and I do believe he is wrong.

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