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Old 03-23-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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When we turn the shower water off at the shower head and then turn it back on, "freezing" cold water comes out for about 10 seconds even though we never touched the hot or cold control knobs. Does anyone else have this problem and does anyone have a solution other than point the shower head at the wall for 15 seconds every time you turn it back on?

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Old 03-23-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Ours does the same thing, and we do the same as you. Interesting to see if this is the norm.
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:48 PM   #3
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Well Darn, I never turn mine off and I have enough hot water to take the shower and wash my hair too. But we are using propane to heat water with.
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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I think all of them work that way. Ours does , there was some posts about this earlier & that is what everyone said.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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YUP! I recall the same thing happening in our Outback. Don't know yet if it is going to happen in the Challenger.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:58 AM   #6
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Same here.... I often wondered (while dreading turning it back on) how it could chill so quickly in that short amount of time. You would think the warmer water would stay higher in the hose (heat rises). I can't recall if the same thing happened in the Terry (5 years ago).
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:19 AM   #7
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wingnut,

Yep! Every rig we have had does this. Try the search engine here at the top of the page, this has been discussed a number of times, you will be either reassured or entertained by the previous threads.

I just take the shower head down, turn on and point AWAY. Wait till temps comes back to comfy level, and rinse.

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Old 03-24-2005, 04:10 AM   #8
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Our experience has been the same in all 4 trailers that we've owned. My semi-educated guess is that the lack of insulation in the shower attachment allows the water inside to cool off (at least relatively) while it's not running and that's why it's cold. I just put my hand over it until it warms up again. Beyond that, we use the electric water heater whenever we have shore power, but since I usually shower first in the morning, I will turn on the propane in addition to the electric power when I'm done so it will warm up faster for Shari to use. Don't really know if it makes a difference, just seems right that propane would heat quicker than electric. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:26 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the replys. Guess I'll keep pointing the shower head toward the wall. Maybe one day we can find a real solution.

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Old 03-24-2005, 12:51 PM   #10
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Same thing for us too! We point it away and make sure we have it toasty warm in the rv.
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Old 03-24-2005, 02:46 PM   #11
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Ours did the same thing in our Monty 2750. I expect the new 3475 will be the same. I solved it the same as you did..point it away for a few seconds.

NOW MY BEEF WITH THE SHOWER. Why does Keystone put in such a cheap shower head? For the price we pay for these units you would think they could give us a better shower head.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:12 PM   #12
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Sounds like the cold start is the norm. Ours too! As for Bill's statement on using the propane...like you we use the electric for heating hot water when on shore power. Tom usually showers first and we too then turn on the propane in addition to the electric. I find with both electric and propane working together there is quickley enough hot water for my (second) shower and it stays hot throughout shampooing and rinsing my long hair (no short time rinse). The water also seems to get hotter with the propane than with just the electric. After I finish we just turn off the propane and return to heating with electric only. Works great for us.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:16 PM   #13
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I seem to remember on our walk through, they said not to run both the electric and propane at the same time?? Our electric has never worked, so we will have to visit the dealer when we get back in the country.
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Old 03-25-2005, 02:40 PM   #14
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smc You might want to check outside at your heater and see if the switch outside is turned on it is a rocker type switch. If that is on check your breaker inside
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:30 AM   #15
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Keystone should offer an up grade on the water system including water pump and residental faucets, I know I would have paid for better quality. We replaced the vanity faucet with a single lever Delta within the first few months after the finish on the knobs started to tarnish. Couldn't believe how cheap the original faucet was.

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Old 03-26-2005, 06:48 AM   #16
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This isn't an issue if you're hooked up to a water system, but I remember reading an article in the Trailer Life Tech Topics about a guy who put in another water line from the hot water side of the faucet returning to the fresh water tank. This way he could run the water to get it hot without wasting the water. This kind of recirculating system would be great for boondocking. Oh boy, another project to look in to!
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:04 PM   #17
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We're new to MOC, but have been rving for 30+ years - in motorhomes, tt's and now a 5er. Every shower did the same - turned cold for a few seconds whenever we used the shutoff to save water or holding tank capacity. I think it's a safety feature, to prevent scalding. Only solution I know of, aim the shower head away from you until the water gets warm again.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:59 AM   #18
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Yup! This is the 4th RV that I have own. My parents have owned 3 and all the shower heads do the same thing when switched off at the head. Just point it away from you until the water temp stablizes to the prior setting or just let it run continuously.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:46 PM   #19
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just returned from Santa Fe, got caught in about 30" of surprise snowfall. The water stayed warm, but the shower head is BAD. Has anyone replaced with a "normal" house one?
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:40 AM   #20
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every camper we've ever owned has been the same way. we as others have stated just point it away for the first few seconds.
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