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Old 05-16-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Thinking of going tankless hot water system on my ceder creek. Any pros and cons.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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It's a love / hate relationship. Those of us who have them either love or hate them. I am one of the lovers of this system. No waiting for hot water or limit to how much there is.

I'm sure the haters will be here soon enough.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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Loved my tankless in a vacation house I used to own. I am curious about the cost to put in an rv.

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Thinking of going tankless hot water system on my ceder creek. Any pros and cons.

Not worth the effort or money.
What's wrong with your 10 gas water heater?
Unless you have 10 people taking a shower at once you should have plenty of hot water with what you have.

OH are you planning to have a propane truck near by because they suck plenty of propane.
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OP has a 10g tank? That's awesome. Ours is 6g and we never run out. We are both ex military though...and the kids do say sir/maam and salute the flag.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:44 PM   #6
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right on good information to ponder
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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I have just purchased the 50,000 Atwood. It is based off of the PrecisionTemp unit. I have not put it in yet but I also have installed an all brass shower faucet and oxygenics shower head and ultra flexible hose.

I will keep my 6 gallon just in case we have an issue but there are 5 in my family and friends of the kids normally join us on outings as well.

My DW also loves her showers so I will do for her what is needed to keep the peace!!

I am aware that they can use propane but I can't imagine running out in a weeks time.

YMMV
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #8
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I will be removing my Girard tankless soon. If you camp without hookups, I think it wastes water and takes power from my batteries to run and I can never get the temp I want. You have to run more water to get a lower temp. Yes I know that I can add cold water, but running on the onboard pump, this lowers the flow to the water heater which gives you hotter water.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:15 AM   #9
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I love my tankless heater. I have four grand-daughters and my wife two of them like to take a bath and not a shower. I have seen them wait about a half hour waiting on the old hot water tank to heat back up... Now they have more hot water than they can use.
Cons: 1) It does uses more battery power because while you use it a fan runs the entire time... 2) It makes more noise ( the fan ) 3) Even though it does use less gas, I find we use more because we all ( me as well ) take real long hot showers or baths.
Pors: 1) I am setup with full hook-up, Nothing beats a very long hot shower after you have been out four wheeling all day. 2) You will never run out of hot water. The entire Family will shower when they want and no one will ever have to wait for it to heat up. 3) It does save you gas, if you use it the same way as would with a tank heater. 4) It comes with a control knob to adjust the water temp, so you set the max temp you want and it will stay that temp all day.
For me and my Family we will never go back to a tank heater.
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I love my tankless heater. I have four grand-daughters and my wife two of them
I can barely handle one wife, thumbs up if you can handle two . I know what you meant, it's how it read.

With that many RVers you definitely need something more than the regular water heaters.
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