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Old 11-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #11
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What about one of the newer tankless water heaters?

Got to be cheaper than a new trailer.



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Old 11-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #12
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She wants a long hot shower, so she is definitely not interested in the Navy shower.
Agreed! I thought about putting a caveat, but didn't.

I have to say- I didn't realize how much of a difference an extra 4 gallons make. I'm able to shower myself w/o turning off the water and I am a S-L-O-W shower-er (like 15-20 minutes minimum) and as I said before, I like it hot.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #13
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...as I said before, I like it hot.
Was it not you that was complaining about the water being TOO hot just awhile back?
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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Was it not you that was complaining about the water being TOO hot just awhile back?
Yup. IMO, with little hands 140-degrees is too hot. I'd gladly dial my water heater back to 125-130 if I were given the choice. Still gives a nice hot shower and still protects the little hands. But let's not open that can o worms.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:11 PM   #15
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Wow, Ependydad, I think the only question I can answer is "no, I am not practicing navy showers. " No point in practicing something I have no desire to be good at. :-) But, I will look into the other ideas and see if any make sense.

I like the idea of a tankless WH. We just installed two at home. Has anyone added them to their trailer? liked it?

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:20 PM   #16
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Now back to trying to help Laura.

Here's what I believe is the manual for your water heater: http://manuals.adventurerv.net/Atwoo...er-Service.pdf

From my quick scan, it appears that it either has a temperature adjustment or is set at 140 but that can be replaced with an adjustable thermostat.

140 is quite hot however. I think you need to measure the temp of the water to seen if it's that hot. (Do that at the high-pressure relief valve so you know it's really the water temperature and not diluted by mixing.)

If it's 140 there, you might have a bypass valve set incorrectly, or you might have an open shower valve which is mixing the hot and cold
water.

I think we need some measurements before we can proceed any further.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #17
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Sounds like a bypass valve may still be partially open. And I've been told that the hot water heaters get to 180 degrees. So, be really carefull looking for the problem.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:57 AM   #18
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OK, definitely not the outdoor shower being on. Now I need to figure out what/where these bypass valves are. Before you wonder at my stupidity, this trailer lives in a temperate climate by the beach on the central california coast. I have never had to winterize a trailer. Bummer, huh? :-)
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Poor Laura. You miss out on all the fun. ;-)

The bypass valves are going to be at the back of the water heater. You can see where it is outside, so you just need to figure out where that is inside, or perhaps accessible from some storage compartment.

Hey LaCrosse owners! Where are your valves?
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OK, definitely not the outdoor shower being on. Now I need to figure out what/where these bypass valves are. Before you wonder at my stupidity, this trailer lives in a temperate climate by the beach on the central california coast. I have never had to winterize a trailer. Bummer, huh? :-)
Hello, bypass(1) located behind the water heater and connects H-C. Normally closed in service yours, sounds cracked open. Heater is located in a cabinet inside directly inboard of the hinged grill outside at floor level. May need to remove a door with one or two fasteners to get access. Just for info normally just a little hot is needed with lots of cold for warm water. You had just the opposite. You'll get it.
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