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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    I'm thinking about replacing my current Atwood 10 gallon fast-recovery
    water heater with an on-demand tankless water heater such as the ones
    made by Precision Products (RV500) or Girard (GSWH-1).

    If my wife takes a shower, it's 30 minutes before I can do the same -
    the 10 gallons doesn't seem to last long.

    Has anybody done that on their RV, and, if so, does it work as well as
    advertised ie. continuous hot water for showers, etc.

    Any comments appreciated.

    David "The Hamster" Malone

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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    On May 13, 3:56.pm, bill horne <redy...@rye.net> wrote:

    > I don't know, but meanwhile, you can do as we do - turn the temp way
    > up on the heater. That way, you use less of the heated water for a
    > given shower time, because you use less of it and more of the cold.


    It's already at the maximum, bill. But a good thought anyways...

    David "The Hamster" Malone

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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    On May 13, 3:44.pm, Hunter Hampton <airstreamingy...@geemail.com>
    wrote:

    > Some of my Airstream friends have, and they are happy with them.


    Sounds promising.

    > If I were you, I'd shower first.


    Lol... she's kinda sneaky and always seems to get there first...

    David "The tardy Hamster" Malone

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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    On May 13, 4:09.pm, Hunter Hampton <airstreamingy...@geemail.com>
    wrote:

    > Then shower together...


    Now there's a creative solution. :-)

    But there's not enough room for both of us to get wet at the same
    time...

    David "The Hamster" Malone

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    Lone Haranguer
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    bill horne wrote:
    > David "The Hamster" Malone wrote:
    >> I'm thinking about replacing my current Atwood 10 gallon fast-recovery
    >> water heater with an on-demand tankless water heater such as the ones
    >> made by Precision Products (RV500) or Girard (GSWH-1).
    >>
    >> If my wife takes a shower, it's 30 minutes before I can do the same -
    >> the 10 gallons doesn't seem to last long.
    >>
    >> Has anybody done that on their RV, and, if so, does it work as well as
    >> advertised ie. continuous hot water for showers, etc.
    >>
    >> Any comments appreciated.

    >
    > I don't know, but meanwhile, you can do as we do - turn the temp way up
    > on the heater. That way, you use less of the heated water for a given
    > shower time, because you use less of it and more of the cold.
    >

    Assuming it has a temperature setting. The one on my MH doesn't.
    LZ

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    Lon VanOstran
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    On May 13, 3:25.pm, "David \"The Hamster\" Malone" <mal...@ca.ibm.com>
    wrote:
    > I'm thinking about replacing my current Atwood 10 gallon fast-recovery
    > water heater with an on-demand tankless water heater such as the ones
    > made by Precision Products (RV500) or Girard (GSWH-1).
    >
    > If my wife takes a shower, it's 30 minutes before I can do the same -
    > the 10 gallons doesn't seem to last long.
    >
    > Has anybody done that on their RV, and, if so, does it work as well as
    > advertised ie. continuous hot water for showers, etc.
    >
    > Any comments appreciated
    > David "The Hamster" Malone


    I'm dumbstruck. We can leave our water heater off, and have many times
    with both the 6 gallon, and later the 10 gallon. Then turn it on 5
    minutes before one of us wants to shower, and have plenty of hot
    water. Have you been regularly flushing the built up calcium out of
    your water heater tank? Or maybe you have a Suburban. We've never had
    one of those. Frankly, I'm thrilled that we are back to a 6 gallon
    tank in the Born Free so we don't have to waste propane heating up
    extra water only to have it sit in the tank overnight.

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    Technobarbarian
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    "David "The Hamster" Malone" <malone@ca.ibm.com> wrote in message
    news:27c8bf3c-9d7b-4b4b-9345-f48fc6ebd8b6@i10g2000yqh..............com...
    > I'm thinking about replacing my current Atwood 10 gallon fast-recovery
    > water heater with an on-demand tankless water heater such as the ones
    > made by Precision Products (RV500) or Girard (GSWH-1).
    >
    > If my wife takes a shower, it's 30 minutes before I can do the same -
    > the 10 gallons doesn't seem to last long.
    >
    > Has anybody done that on their RV, and, if so, does it work as well as
    > advertised ie. continuous hot water for showers, etc.


    I had a small Paloma and loved it. As long as I had water pressure
    and propane I had hot water. Because they aren't heating water when you
    don't need it they're pretty economical to operate. Because there are more
    moving parts a tankless water heater might require a bit more maintenance
    over the years, but I think it's well worth the trade off.

    TB

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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    On May 13, 6:53.pm, "Ron" <RonRe...@........> wrote:

    > We can run ours on propane and electric at the same time. .It produces lots
    > of hot water in that mode! .I can't remember the brand, but it is the one
    > that doesn't need the anode.


    ....... I just looked at the specs for our water heater and it says
    'Water Heater - Atwood fast recovery 10 gal.gas/electric'... now I
    just have to find out where to turn on the 'electric' if it'll do both
    at the same time.

    I have a copy of the owners manual up at the trailer - I'll look.

    Thanks, Ron.

    David "The Hamster" Malone

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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    On May 13, 11:10.pm, "Max" <thesameol...@..............> wrote:

    > You have to remember that the water up there in the frozen north comes out
    > of the ground at minus 180F. So when it gets mixed with water at 212 .it's
    > still only 32. . A little bit on the cool side for showers.


    I've seen water at minus 180F... and it doesn't come out of the ground
    - just stays there in a lump.

    But it does say on the ads for the tankless water heater that the
    temperature coming out depends to some extent on the water temperature
    going in...

    David "The Hamster" Malone

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    David \The Hamster\ Malone
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    On May 13, 9:52.pm, "Technobarbarian" <Technobarbarian-
    ztopz...@..........> wrote:

    > . . . .I had a small Paloma and loved it. As long as I had water pressure
    > and propane I had hot water. Because they aren't heating water when you
    > don't need it they're pretty economical to operate. Because there are more
    > moving parts a tankless water heater might require a bit more maintenance
    > over the years, but I think it's well worth the trade off.


    That's one I hadn't heard of - I googled them and that looks like
    another viable alternative.

    Thanks for the useful input, TB.

    David "The Hamster" Malone

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