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Old 12-13-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Can I install a 10 gallon water heater in my 2015 Wildwood 31QBST.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Can I install a 10 gallon water heater in my 2015 Wildwood 31QBST.

If you have the room, I think a 10 gallon will fit. I think they're just taller. Otherwise all else is the same.
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I guess you you can with some cutting and remodel. A 6 gal W/H = 123/4 x 123/4 x 193/4"'s a 10 gal is 163/8 x 163/8 x203/4" so it is the height and width that would be a problem, cutting into the side of the unit, not so much the depth of the unit. I guess it's also where it is located, but that's what your looking at for 4 more gals. ... Change your stat so you can make hotter water and not use as much would be my choice....Good Luck
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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Learn to take GI showers. 6 gallons should be plenty for most RV needs
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:36 PM   #5
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An efficient shower head can double your shower time

Have you tried changing shower heads? We found that the oxygenics shower head almost doubled our shower time, it also increased to a more satisfying spray pressure. Oxygenics 26181 Chrome Smart Pause RV Shower Head
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We do both post 4 and 5 and use the propane with electric for faster recovery but it's only 2 of us. But we never run out of hot water. That's a great shower head. If I'm at a CG with a clean shower and my back hurts I hike up there to get some good old hot water on it for awhile. Other then that I always use the one in the trailer.
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Change both hi limit thermostats to the 140 degree ones and you will automatically use less hot water.
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Another option is to install a 2nd 6 gallon WH, plumbed in series with the original. You can even put it on the other side of the camper if that is where you have room.
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I forgot about having to cut the opening larger on the outside.
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