Originally Posted by john5646
Question on general abilities of this unit. We are on Maiden journey, and shower time seams very short. Thinking I will upgrade shower head. But generally speaking would it be typical for this unit to only provide one 5 minute shower. Moving forward I'll use shut off valve on head until ready to rinse.
Also to use electric element do I simply turn toggle switch at water heater to on and turn toggle switch at wall control panel to off ( that one when on controls gas burn )
Just curious what others do with regard to hot supply useage. Attachment 105073Attachment 105074
Howdy John, basically it's yes, to everything you have stated. The length of hot water depends on several factors, including the water heater tank size, temp of incoming water, etc. You may need to turn off the shower at the wand a few times. The version of the navy shower is wet yourself down, turn water off at wand and soap up, turn water back on and rinse off.
You need to remember that all the water that comes out of the shower head is also going into the grey water tank and is filling it up too. This can be a concern when you are at campgrounds without sewer hookups. When it fills up, you have to either take your RV to the dump station or carry a water tote and use it to take to the dump station.
This FAQ may help explain it all to you.
Suburban's electric switch and much more