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Old 08-26-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Instant water Heater

Does anyone have one of these RV instant hot water heaters PrecisionTemp RV 500 Recreational Vehicle Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater (LP). RV 500 on demand hot water heater

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Seems real expensive to me...


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Old 08-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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It's essentially an adaptation of the home units - so popular in Europe - where electricity and gas is so expensive - over there they cannot understand why anyone would want to keep 40 or more gallons of water - always hot - just to use it once in a while each day.

They are gaining market share in Canada too. On Demand water heater they call them. Not cheap.

In order to heat water as it flows tru the serpentine pipe - they must generate lots - and lots of BTUs - propane consumption will be high and I would also worry about the heat they generate for an RV
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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Seems real expensive to me...
x2 I agree and I bet that thing goes through quite a bit of propane as well.

I'll stick with my electric when I have shore power and propane when I'm dry camping.

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:11 PM   #5
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I have a tankless for my house. It's a Takagi and I love it. Got a great price on it through ebay when I was building my house. The hot water never runs out. Great if you are filling a jacuzi tub! In an RV unless it was close in price to a standard unit I don't see it as worth the money.
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