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Old 10-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #11
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I can always get a full shower without running out of HW. Actually, me and DW both do. With a 6 gal Atwood. I turn on electric as soon as we plug in, turn on gas when DW goes into the bathroom, turn gas off after I'm done, just before bed. Between DW's shower and mine, HWH has plenty of time to recover. We only have a problem occasionally when city water is REALLY cold and needs more hot to make it comfortable. If it happens DW will warn me she used it all up, and I'll just relax and have another cold beverage before I take my turn to give the WH a little more time to work.

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Old 10-19-2015, 11:27 AM   #12
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I will have to check that. If so, I'm not aware of it.
This particular electric on/off switch is incorporated on Suburban HWH's, haven't ran across one on Atwood HWH's.

This video shows the location (somewhat hidden):



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Old 10-19-2015, 12:47 PM   #13
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The 6 gallon Atwood has always given me plenty of water for a shower as well. Possibly yours is not working properly on gas either unless you take real long showers. Long showers are something we learn to do without with RV`s, especially if you are running off your fresh water tank and/or using your grey tanks and not sewer hook ups....
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:08 PM   #14
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The 6 gallon Atwood has always given me plenty of water for a shower as well. Possibly yours is not working properly on gas either unless you take real long showers. Long showers are something we learn to do without with RV`s, especially if you are running off your fresh water tank and/or using your grey tanks and not sewer hook ups....
+1 When I say "full shower" that usually corresponds to "full hookups". When we're running without full hookups, the showers are of the Navy variety. Even then, we're not too bad off because I learned last time that I can use my "utility bucket" to ease the stress on the gray tank. I just bleed some out of the gray tank and dump it into the black tank. It really helps a lot, and with a 5/8" garden hose adapter for the waste valve outlet, it's a nice clean job.
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^^^Yes and if you have a bunch of grey to get rid of you can always get a tote tank if the need arises..
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Don't know if your unit has a fireplace, but if it does, there is a separate switch that must be set for water heater or fireplace. Learned that the hard way...

As did I. Heating elements eat up amperage like crazy.
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This particular electric on/off switch is incorporated on Suburban HWH's, haven't ran across one on Atwood HWH's.

This video shows the location (somewhat hidden):



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That switch is there so that when the wh is drained, it can not be turned on from the inside by someone who does not know it is drained.
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We got a bit more shower time from the 6 gallon water heater that was in our first trailer by replacing the stock shower head with this Oxygenics. You can get them at Camping World, but probably cheaper elsewhere. Here's what it is.
BodySpa RV Shower Kit - White - Oxygenics 26781 - Shower - Camping World
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