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Old 07-03-2016, 11:21 AM   #1
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If you had the chance........

Let's.....ahem.........say 'theoretically' that the factory would replace the tankless water heater that came in your new 5'er with a conventional one........

A) Would you take them up on it?

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B) If so, what exact model would you 'choose' assuming such a choice was yours to make?
With no knowledge of them, I'd lean to something like this, assuming it'd fit:

Suburban Direct Spark/Electric 16 Gallon Water Heater with Motor Aid - RV Water Heaters - RV Water Heaters - RV Appliances
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:01 AM   #2
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I would have mine replaced. I can't say which one I would pick ; I haven't looked in to it.
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Why do you not want a tankless water heater? We have had one in our house for twelve years and will never go back. Instant hot water that does not run out. In our TT we have to wet down then turn the water off, soap up and shampoo, then turn the water back on to rinse (part to that is to make less gray water).
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We do a lot of camping without water hookups it takes along time to get the hot water to the shower therefore you waste water.
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We do a lot of camping without water hookups it takes along time to get the hot water to the shower therefore you waste water.

I think the tankless water heater takes the same amount of time


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Old 07-11-2016, 02:06 PM   #6
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We had a hot water tank in our old 5th wheel & the hot water was there a lot quicker then with our tankless we have now. The new ones maybe faster now I am going by what I have in our 5th now. When we are hooked up to water & sewer I don't care how long it takes : we have lots of water but dry camping you only have your water tank .
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Why do you not want a tankless water heater? We have had one in our house for twelve years and will never go back. Instant hot water that does not run out. In our TT we have to wet down then turn the water off, soap up and shampoo, then turn the water back on to rinse (part to that is to make less gray water).
Because I can't get any hot water out of it............or almost none. Even if I do get hot water, it lasts about 10 seconds before turning cold for minutes........then sorta hot again. Once, it did go hot/warm in the cycle. That's not dependable hot water.

Why wouldn't I want dependable hot water??
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I am looking at a new Cedar Creek 34RL2 but should I get one it will not have a tankless hot water heater. I have heard to many bad reviews on them. I ordered a Wildcat Sterling from the factory and the tankless came standard but not for me. Some people like them but not me


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I don't have tankless but to answer your question not knowing how big your rig is go with the largest that will fit standard 6 gallon I would like a 10 get one that is both electric and propane. you can run both for faster recovery
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Because I can't get any hot water out of it............or almost none. Even if I do get hot water, it lasts about 10 seconds before turning cold for minutes........then sorta hot again. Once, it did go hot/warm in the cycle. That's not dependable hot water.

Why wouldn't I want dependable hot water??
Sounds like you have a defective tankless. I'm assuming you have tried to get it fixed?
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