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Old 08-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #11
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I vote for the bypass valves not being set correctly.
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i vote for the bypass valves not being set correctly.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:40 PM   #13
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Hey all. First time poster.
The problem i am having is the hot water doesnt last. Let me say first off, that this is not our first camper. With our 98 sunline, i could stand with the water on my whole shower and not loose water. Now with our 11 Wildwood 31' i lose hot water even when taking a "navy shower". The water starts off very hot, it just doesnt last. I find it hard to believe that our 98 had a bigger water tank than this one. Has anyone had this problem?

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Lets not overlook the obvious . I didn't see where you mentioned what year your camper is . obviously if its new or used its possible that the electric side of the heater element may not be working properly and or the gas side may not be adjusted to get the maximum Btu's to keep up. if this is an older unit without an anode rod or the anode rod is completely gone the heater may be calcified . therefore loosing Btu's to heat transfer .

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:23 PM   #14
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Hey all. First time poster.
The problem i am having is the hot water doesnt last. Let me say first off, that this is not our first camper. With our 98 sunline, i could stand with the water on my whole shower and not loose water. Now with our 11 Wildwood 31' i lose hot water even when taking a "navy shower". The water starts off very hot, it just doesnt last. I find it hard to believe that our 98 had a bigger water tank than this one. Has anyone had this problem?

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:30 PM   #15
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opps missed it !
thanks for my error .
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #16
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I vote for the bypass valves not being set correctly.
And by that you mean the bypass between the hot and cold is open when it should be closed?
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:20 PM   #17
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With our Water heater, we turn electric and propane both on. When it not heavy usage I will turn off propane and run the electric only. It will last through 2 showers and cleaning dishes with both on.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #18
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One of our first 5ers had a 10 gallon tank. The next 3 only 6 gallons. I even tried to order one with a 10 gallon tank. No luck. It seems the standard is set for 6 gallons. No matter which model or make you purchase.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:14 AM   #19
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And by that you mean the bypass between the hot and cold is open when it should be closed?
Yes.....The bypass valve should be closed to force the water in the bottom and out the top.
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