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Old 03-16-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Not enough hot water

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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Old 03-16-2016, 09:53 PM   #2
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There's a good chance you left the winterizing valve open to the water heater. You can run water heater on gas and electric at the same time on most units. This will help hot water to recover faster too. I only do both when showering, mostly use electric otherwise.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:54 PM   #3
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Are you turning the water off while you soap up and shampoo? Also, RV water heaters tend to be set higher than usual so you can use less hot water to get your desired temp.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:56 PM   #4
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If it's just not getting hot enough, there's a valve by the hot water heater that lets cold water feed into the hot water pipe. Make sure that's turned off.

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:06 PM   #5
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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.
As state are you taking "navy" showers or are you letting the water run as at home? If you are leaving the water running then your 6 gal water heater will not last the whole shower.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:06 PM   #6
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gotta be quick. You have to adapt to the small water heater.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:09 PM   #7
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Not enough hot water

Your specs show you have a 10 gal water heater. My wife and I take what we consider normal showers and don't run out of hot water. Would check bypass valve on back of water heater. Also check your exterior shower or hose valves, if they are hot and cold, if they are open they will do same as bypass valve. Read that you have hose connections on both sides make sure both sets are off. Please let us know what you find, your solution may help someone else with the same problem.

Added this, I enlarged the restricter holes up one drill bit size, much better stream. Still don't run out of hot water.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:17 PM   #8
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With out the flow restriction in your shower head you are probably using 2 to 2.5 gal of water per minute. If this is the case then your 10 gal tank will last about 5 min.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:28 PM   #9
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You will also get more hot water if you shower right after the heater has turned off. Water is hottest at that point. Makes a difference.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:07 PM   #10
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We have a Sunseeker 2300 with a 6 gal HWH and only have to do "Navy showers" to conserve fresh water when boondocking. Wife and I can do a fairly normal shower back to back without running out of hot water. With grandkids on board we run both gas and electric at the same time and have had no lack of HW complaints. My guess is that something is wrong, OR, your showers are, by our standards, prolonged. Would add that removing the water restriction allows HW to be used up more quickly.
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