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Old 11-11-2014, 08:07 AM   #11
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We keep our water heater off until 15 min before showers. We've always had plenty hot water left over for the rest of the time between showers. Saves tons if on gas. Saves wear and tear if on elect.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:59 AM   #12
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My Atwood has a set temp control that is too hot also. I just heat it up, then turn off gas/elect, and it stays hot several hours. New ones have a igniter, so pilot lite is no help. Atwood sells a temp adjust control, and it seems cheap and simple to install.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:30 AM   #13
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ATWOOD MOBILE PRODUCTS 93105 Adjustable Electronic Thermostat
temp setting 110/170
I put one of those on the last trailer we had, it worked grate, I'm going to put one on our new trailer this spring.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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I have heard of people making some mod to allow adjustment but can't remember the details. It is not a stock option.
Could be an adjustable element.

If the water is warmer, it will reduce the capacity of hot water greatly.

edit: Hitch pin has already id'd it.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:45 PM   #15
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When I installed the Adjustable Thermostat, I had it set at about 118*F, my wife and I take a shower every day, one right after the other, and we never ran out of hot water.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:18 PM   #16
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If the water is hotter you add more cold water to get the desired temperature. Makes the small amount of hot water in a RV hot water tank last longer.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:33 PM   #17
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If the water is hotter you add more cold water to get the desired temperature. Makes the small amount of hot water in a RV hot water tank last longer.
The bad thing with the water being so hot is, it don't take it very long to burn a small kids tender hands.
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The bad thing with the water being so hot is, it don't take it very long to burn a small kids tender hands.
I can see that being a problem for those with toddlers.
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I can see that being a problem for those with toddlers.
agreed i have 6/7 yr old grand kids,and will be installing the Temp control that i posted in # 6 Posting with part number and picture
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #20
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Lots of real hot water in a trailer is a good thing. 6 gallons isn't a whole lot.
We adjust shower by turning on hot all the way and then mixing in the cold to get the desired temperature.
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