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Old 03-17-2016, 03:06 PM   #11
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I have a Puma 23FB. I upgraded to a Truma continuous HW heater. It's fabulous. I can take normal showers without the fear of running out of HW. I leave the grey water valve open until the day before I leave.

Only time I ran out of HW was when I ran out of propane.

It is a great upgrade.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:06 PM   #12
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I have a Puma 23FB. I upgraded to a Truma continuous HW heater. It's fabulous. I can take normal showers without the fear of running out of HW. I leave the grey water valve open until the day before I leave.

Only time I ran out of HW was when I ran out of propane.

It is a great upgrade.
That sounds like a great upgrade
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:30 PM   #13
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Not long ago there was another thread about the same issue, not enough water.
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How long should the hot water last?


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Also depends on your water source. If you pulling cold spring water from a "City" external connection, it can be 30 degrees colder than the water stored in your on-board fresh water tank during warm Summer months.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:38 AM   #15
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Also depends on your water source. If you pulling cold spring water from a "City" external connection, it can be 30 degrees colder than the water stored in your on-board fresh water tank during warm Summer months.
This is a VERY GOOD point and is totally missed by most.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:52 AM   #16
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Ever so right Bluepill...

And that scenario can be a case of being too hot as well.
When we lived in FL, many of the campgrounds throughout had water lines a few inches below the ground surface. On hot sunny days, you could not get enough cold water to mix with what was coming out of the hot water tank to stand taking a shower without scalding yourself.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:16 PM   #17
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WORST THING YOU CAN DO! With taking the restricter out you will now even use more water and run even quicker!, you need to change your shower head to one of the air type, so you will only use 1,25 gallons per hour like this one (BodySpa RV Shower Kit - White - Oxygenics 26781 - Shower - Camping World)
There are different color and looks just shop for what you like.
As for running out, i do not know how many gallons your water heater is ^or 10 gallon but most newbies to camping find out quick (like you have) you ain't in Kansas anymore as to taking a nice long hot shower like home, and the reheat time dose take 15 to 20 minutes before it is hot again (washing dishes or such)
So i hope this helps and no i do not think you had the answer, but Happy Camping
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:07 PM   #18
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I just came back from my first trip in my new 3051 and I never run out of hot water, but I do a Navy shower. When I was working in the Berkshires of Mass. I lived in my 1997 Class C for 2 years and I never had a hot water shortage.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:50 PM   #19
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Hello all. I have a question that I may already have the answer to. I have a 2016 377FLIK. When taking a shower, I run out of hot water. I have taken the flow restrictor out of the shower head. But I wouldn't think that would make a huge difference. Would it? I don't take excessively long showers. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.


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The flow restrictor was put in there for a reason, mainly to use less water.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:02 AM   #20
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It will recover faster if you turn on the propane heat and electric both.
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