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Old 02-26-2017, 09:53 AM   #1
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On my Forester the water heater is on the drivers side. ALL of the water users, sinks, & shower are on the passenger side. It would be VERY simple to swap installation location with the furnace.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:56 AM   #2
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Why do you care?
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:00 AM   #3
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Why would that be necessary?

Also note that the water heater may be where it is to distribute weight.

Also furnaces are placed for ease and efficiency of ductwork runs.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:07 AM   #4
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Why would that be necessary?

Also note that the water heater may be where it is to distribute weight.

Also furnaces are placed for ease and efficiency of ductwork runs.
The OP likely cares so they wouldn't have to draw as much water before hot would arrive.
In a boondocking situation, conserving water is paramount. The amount of water down the drain before hot arrives can add up to gallons.
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I would think a simple trade off would be to insulate the hot water line, no duct work for furnace and no plumbing, minimum cost and less water wasted while waiting for hot water to arrive.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:15 AM   #6
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And I alway thought there were no dumb questions !

There is already heat ducted to the drivers side.
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I prefer furnace on passenger side so I don't hear it when outside since outside passenger side is where we sit. Not a deal breaker though. And yes my furnace is on the passenger side and water heater is on the drivers side.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:49 AM   #8
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Why would you run the furnace if you are sitting outside??
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There is already heat ducted to the drivers side.
what about the cold air return? moving a furnace requires reducing of both supply and return.
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When boondocking, I collect the pre-warm shower water. I use it for the dog's water. Also helps stretch the capacity of the gray water tank - the dog "transports" the water outside!
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We boondock more than 50% of the time and our WH is on the driver side immediately adjacent to the shower resulting in almost instantaneous hot water. Would it have been a deal breaker if the WH were located elsewhere? Of course not, but it is darn convenient. If the designers are starting with a clean slate why not locate the WH as close as you can to the faucets? Although I suspect my WH is where it is because that's where it would most easily fit.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:56 PM   #12
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I prefer anything hot, water heater and furnace, to be on drivers side. Why? Because both will have some very hot areas that little hands can come in contact with. Our last motorhome had the water heater right by the entrance door. I always worried about little ones touching it.
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