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Old 07-09-2014, 07:59 PM   #11
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Whitehawk has 6 gal. Plenty enough hot water for shower. Stock shower head is very good. I like a hard spray, so turn on hot all the way and then mix cold into it. Your rv hot water heater produces much hotter water than you home hot water heater.
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Our previous trailer had only an LP heating element and a 6 gallon tank and navy showers were a must for a family of 4. With our White Hawk we have dual LP and elec. and I'm shocked/amazed at how efficient the water heater is (still 6 gallons). We haven't had to navy shower yet.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:40 AM   #13
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Has anyone switched to a tankless hot water heater? I saw a Lance TT with one.
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Has anyone switched to a tankless hot water heater? I saw a Lance TT with one.

I wouldn't do it based on this discussion.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ighlight=water

It's an attractive idea though, especially in an RV.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:09 AM   #15
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I would not either. Heard to many complaints of them in RV's.
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Good question. I was wondering that myself.

I installed Rinnai tankless heaters for my home about 6 years ago and they work great. I can fill my large tube and never run out of hot water. One thing I learned during my consideration, do not use electirc tankless as your only means, only gas gives the the necessary BTUs.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:08 PM   #17
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I think that it the heart of the issue- the house ones seem to work. RV, maybe not as well.
Gas vs electric issue.

Does anyone know about RV builders test programs? I thought before adopting new tech it is usually tested to destruction, then rebuilt.
If anyone knows a Lance owner with one could you ask if it works/brand?
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I have a Natural gas Rheem demand water heater in my home. Great service for six years. No experience with rv's cept what I read and it is not popular with those that have them?
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I wonder if the RV version is the same for all builders?
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I have the Atwood quick recovery tank. Is there any danger in setting the tank for electric AND gas? And also, if most RVs are limited by grey water capacity, can you leave the gate valve open during shower time?
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