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Old 07-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Flash hot water heater

Is there a upgrade to have a flash hot water heater in a new fifth wheel. We are looking at a sandpiper and want hot water on demand? Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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girard makes tankless hw heaters for rv's but there are a lot of people either not willing to learn how to use them properly or the just dont function well in an rv setting.
my guess is lack of learning how to PROPERLY use them .
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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Before thinking about getting a Girard Tankless hot water system, I suggest you go to some local campgrounds and find a Wildcat Sterling and ask the owner how he likes having the system.

If you end up at a campground that has low water pressure the Girard Tankless system won’t work properly. If you will be using water from the onboard fresh water tank, I guarantee you will waste a lot of water trying to get your shower temp right thus wasting a lot of the 55 gallons of fresh water.

My nephew has a 2011 Wildcat Sterling and he and his wife absolutely hate it. Wildcat made the Girard System standard in the Sterling for one year and now it is an option. Want to guess why?

The Sandpiper comes with a 10 gallon water heater, if you heat the water using both gas and electric you should have no trouble getting a good shower.
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also, remember this type of heater only works on electric and not propane.
so, you have to have hookups to use it.

that's why Wildcat dropped it from being a standard item and it's now an option.
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You can now get an optional 12 gallon Hw heater now to.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the info on this!!! So helpful and I think I'll opt for the 10 gal heater and stay away form flash heaters!
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