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Old 01-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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tankless water heaters

I was wondering what yall thought about tankless water heaters like this on
http://www.eccotemp.com/eccotemp-40h...-water-heater/
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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It appears to be intended for use in an out building as it states for outdoor installation without additional venting. You're not considering RV installation are you?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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I was wondering if there might be something like this for Rvs
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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Atwood is now making a tankless water heater for RV's. They are available at Camping World. I watched a training orientation video on them today at work.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thanks Packerfan...
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #6
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Forest River WILDCAT 5th wheels come with tankless water heaters, gas only, lots of folks complain about not being able to adjust the temperature.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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Does this mount in the storage area?
http://www.precisiontemp.com/rv-and-...-and-trailers/
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #8
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Talked to a fifth wheel owner and a class A owner this summer where we worked. Both were new rigs and both had been back to the dealer numerous times and both said they were going to try and replace them with a regular water heater but there were issues since their rigs were built for tankless and space was now a problem. Both thought they could get them replaced, however.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:51 AM   #9
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We have a tankless at our Lake House. Runs on propane and works great. Size of a small suitcase. Venting would be an issue for RV application; ours is installed outside because of that requirement. Because of cost, not sure it would be worth the improvement over a standard atwood or suburban RV heater. Our tankless system was close to 2.5 times the cost of a regular hot water heater to purchase and install and that was during the house build.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:03 AM   #10
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Then the problem is finding someone qualified to fix one when it goes south.
We have a member that got one installed, maybe he, or he and his wife will respond.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 AM   #11
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Assuming one can be successfully installed, what would be the advantage?
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by WeBeFulltime

Assuming one can be successfully installed, what would be the advantage?
The main one I think would be "unlimited" hot water. But also that, when not in use, it's not consuming any resources.
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If your full time I think the above reply is dead on...
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #14
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In the orientation/training video I watched they mentioned the following advantages of the tankless water heaters:

1) They can be installed in any camper that has an original tank water heater.

2) They weigh approx. 100 lbs. less than the tank water heaters.

3) They do not use propane or electric when no hot water is needed.

4) Unlimited hot water (as long as you have propane).

5) They have 3 temperature settings.

They really seemed like a good modification. A little pricey but I'm sure it would be worth it in the long run.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #15
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If they don't have any problems that require repair, they would be great.
Like I said, the problem arises when it does not work. There are few tech's that can fix the shower, let alone a tankless water heater, parts not stocked will be another problem.
I would not want one unless I was able to be schooled on the repairs, then have a bag full of repair parts.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #16
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Funny this topic came up I just looked at the new atwood tankless water heaters yesterday. Sounds great but they only run on propane. Unlimited hot water would be great if you lived full time in your unit.

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/on-demand-water-heaters/[\url]
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:35 AM   #17
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"Unlimited hot water but it only runs on propane" would be my problem. Since we aren't full timing, all of our stays the electricity is covered in the site rental. Thus, I've paid to heat my hot water. With the propane only option...I'd have unlimited hot water that I'd get to pay for twice...
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Since I'm going to living in mine full time, I'm going to pull the trigger on this after I look at reviews
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We have had a Bosch 2500 Tankless in our house for the past 5 years without any problems. you can set the temp to almost anything from 75 to 150 degrees with 112 being the default temp. It takes about 20 to 30 seconds to get up to temp when you turn on the hot water but will stay there as long as you feed it propane. After we installed it out energy bills dropped 60%. I didn't realize our tank water heater was such an energy hog. our unit was the biggest that Bosch made at the time and is rated at 5 gpm. This means that you can take a shower, run the dish washer and washing machine and still have plenty of hot water in the shower. Our heater only weighed about 48 lbs. After I had it installed I had an issue with the exhaust sounding like a old lion roaring and called Bosch. They told me how to adjust the gas/air mix and the problem went away. They also told me that most of the parts are modular and be replaced by the homeowner. If I could find a location in the rig for one I would replace our rig heater with one...
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:04 AM   #20
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I hate to sound stupid, but if the water temp. is too hot couldn't you just mix in cold water ?
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