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Old 08-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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I talked to Atwood and they told me that the adjustable thermostat will work for both electric and gas on models with a 10E or 4E in the model number.
I have a 10E. I installed the adjustable thermostat just now. Took all of maybe 20 min. It is very easy. You cut part of the black foam off, take out the original Tstat, bend back the pins that held the old one in, install the new one with the new metal bracket to hold it in place, plug in the two wires and you are done!
The new one has a little dial on it to adjust the temp. Now when I go out Labor day weekend I'll check it out.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:07 PM   #12
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Hi there. I am having the same scalding hot issue with my Atwood water heater. Did the thermostat you installed work as expected?
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:36 PM   #13
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:30 AM   #14
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I like the super hot water, you use less since you have to throttle it and mix with cold water, so the little 6 gallon heater lasts longer in the shower that way.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:32 AM   #15
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But we did notice that running the hot water in the sink un-mixed got the drain so hot that the plumbers putty around the drain started oozing out! Our kids are pretty smart and have each only been badly scalded once lol (just kidding).
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Old 03-29-2017, 10:56 PM   #16
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Oh yea it's hot! I seem to burn my hand at least once a weekend last season! I'm a slow learner. Lol! But I must say the 10 gal Atwood has easily handled 4 showers in a row. I attribute part of that being that less hot water is being used in the mix due to the scalding temp.


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Old 03-30-2017, 09:45 AM   #17
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RV water heaters usually have 6-8 gallon tanks which empty pretty fast is only using the hot water. They are designed to be used by blending hot and cold to reach the desired temp so that the small hot reserve will last a lot longer. Same principle at home when you are the 3d or 4th person in line for a shower in the am.

You have to be careful to blend it to the desired temp, but how difficult is that to do??
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:10 PM   #18
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One simple thing you can do to prevent scalding is to leave the winterize bypass valve partly open. Same effect as a mixing valve, but low tech and already installed on most campers. Probably won't work on the newest campers with 3-way winterizing valves though.
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One simple thing you can do to prevent scalding is to leave the winterize bypass valve partly open. Same effect as a mixing valve, but low tech and already installed on most campers. Probably won't work on the newest campers with 3-way winterizing valves though.


X2...works great on my 2015.


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