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Old 04-18-2011, 06:49 AM   #1
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Need Help first night in the new trailer

We just bought a 2011 G2 32BHDS and slept in in for the first time this weekend. Everything seems great except two things:

HOT WATER!!

It seems like we can barely take a shower and it runs out. I timed my shower and within 4 minutes hot water was gone and we kept the LP and Electric heater on. Is this normal? Our last travel trailer we could easily take 10-15 minute showers.

In adddition the other issue is water leaking out of the side of the shower all over the floor. Is this normal?

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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I have a 2010 32BHDS also. I glued a thin piece of vinly trim on the edge of the tub. I bought it in Home Depot by the exterior trim section, it prevents the water that pools on the edge from running onto the floor by redirecting it into the tub.

There are 6 of us and we do not run out of hot water. We also practice "NAVY SHOWERS", wet down, turn off water, soap up, turn on water, rinse off. Just check that you do not have the mixer valve open between the two lines onn your hot water heater. If that valve is open it will allow cold water to flow in with the hot water leaving the hot water tank.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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We bought some shower edge guards (they are triangle shaped) from the bathroom section at Home Depot for that specific reason. The other thing you can do is set your trailer up so that the front is slightly below level. This will cause the water to run back into the tub instead of out.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
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You should have a lot more hot water than that! I can take a pretty long shower and never turn the water off. Double check that your water heater bypass valve is not open. When looking at your water heater you should see three valves - one at the inlet, out at the outlet, and on in between. Make sure the one in between is closed.

Is the water really hot when running it just from the sink? Should be so hot you cant touch it.

On the water leaking out all over the floor - that is pretty easy to correct. It is a matter of how you level the trailer. You just have to figure out which side to keep a littler lower and that problem will stop.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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Thanks!

I will recheck it this weekend and see what happens. I have to figure out if these valves are open or closed not sure how I can tell.
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If the shutoff handle is parallel to the pipe, it is open. If it is perpendicular, it is closed.

Also - if you have an outside shower - make sure it is turned off. Same thing can happen if the shower faucet is turned on but the shower head switch is turned off.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #7
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We seldom let the shower run for 10-15 minutes. If we want a really long shower we go to the campground showers and do it on their nickel. My wife and I can both take a shower and we don't run out of hot water.
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. My wife and I can both take a shower and we don't run out of hot water.
There is no way my wife and I can fit in that little shower good on ya!!
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Good one Derek.
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congrats on the new TT....I agree we can take showers for all of us..let it heat up all the way..not just turn it on and jump in..space the family out too not all at one time and yes the navy showers are nice but not necessary
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