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Old 03-25-2016, 09:55 AM   #11
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Yes, I am using an in expensive pressure regulator connected to my fresh water hose going into the city water inlet. But the water heater also does not work properly when I am using the fresh water tank/water pump. What do you suggest?
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:04 AM   #12
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I have tried everything with hot water heater its got to go.
In Fact the whole RV is going to go Back with all the problems we have has and only used it twice we have put around 750 miles using unit and it has 2,000 due to dealer and the repairs

Should have saved 20,000.00 and bought a Forest river brand
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:05 AM   #13
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The water pump only sends out about 40-45 psi. I could see it being problematic that way, but I bet if you really futzed with it you could get it pretty good. Unfortunately by that time your fresh water tank would probably be empty and your grey tank would be full. These tankless systems aren't really good boondocking systems.

Check out this thread that I started awhile back: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...ure-28686.html

In short, the inexpensive regulator is really a flow restrictor which has the side benefit of reducing pressure. If you get a Watts pressure regulator and dial it in to 50-55, you'll still be protected but you won't be restricting the FLOW. These tankless systems are all about proper flow first, then temperature correction second.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:19 AM   #14
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Ok jopopsy, I will try the Watts regulator. I agree, boondocking is going to be problematic. Unfortunately, here in Colorado, that's what I like to do. I've got a couple 5 gallon jugs I'll be filling with water and taking with me. I just don't get why Jayco thinks there is a benefit to having these things. Sure did seem "innovative" at the RV show though!

Hey, I just noticed that I'm no longer a "Jr Member." How many posts do I need to take the next step??
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I hope it works out for you. Like I said I start w/ the Watts at the spigot and I kept the stock showerhead in the shower. I run all the faucets like the video suggests to get any air out of the lines. It takes me maybe 5-10 minutes or so to really get the water where I need it. I try to run the shower at about 1/2 power. If I need the shower colder I open the dial more. If I need it warmer, I close the dial more.

The water heater by its very nature will need to be adjusted from time to time. If you set it when its 70 degrees outside and you take a shower when its 30 - you'll probably need to open the heat dial up a bit more.

Its not 100% convenient, however I will say I really enjoy taking a 20 minute shower after my wife and having plenty of hot water to do so.

Clearly I don't boondock in my rig !
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #16
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My next outing is the second weekend in Apr. I'll have the Watts connected and we'll see how it goes.
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I wonder if that surflo pump that adjusts the speed of the pump to keep a the preset higher than normal pressure would help the hot water problem.
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klassic I really don't know anything about the surflow pump. Is it adjustable?
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:05 PM   #19
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Smile Water Heater and Poor Service

Sorry to see all you have sufferred with. We have been through many sizes and shapes of RV products over the years, from small trailers to Class A. We are now on a 2016 Jayco 23XM. So far flawless and a few calls I have made to Jayco for support have been superb, like asking for wiring and as built plan copies.

I have found that many persons working at the dealer level know less about the product and systems of an RV than the owner. If I cannot service it myself, I will contact the manufacturer of the chassis or in your case, Jayco. I would also deal directly with the water heater manufacturer and insist a rep review the unit. It should be under warranty. Same with coach issues. If I had coach issues, it would be at Ford or Jayco and then Court! Too many trust that a dealer is invested in your happiness. My experience shows that most care little and cannot wait for your warranty to expire. Try to deal direct and do not allow them to put you off.
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Its been years since I looked at variable speed pumps. I thought it was ShurFlo.
Here is one though, I don't recall it being this brand, but it is used in high end class A`s so that must mean something
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