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Old 05-02-2016, 05:56 PM   #1
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electric water heater not enough for 6

Hi all, just got 2016 salem villa estate 385flbh, however it has a 20 gal electric water heater. Filled tank,went t bed, wife got up and took a 7 min shower before no hot water. Have to wait hours to recoup enough heat for a quick shower myself Am I missing something. Could I swap out for propane?
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:10 PM   #2
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Water heater bypass set right?

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Old 05-02-2016, 06:14 PM   #3
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What your probably missing, assuming your bi-pass valves are set correctly, is the need to conserve water during showering in an RV, A 7 minute shower is going to drain the HWH so it's no surprise you're struck with a cold shower.
You, AND your wife need to learn how to take a "GI shower". Get wet, turn water off, soap up, wash hair, whatever, turn water back on to rinse off. Plenty of water for 2 or more showers when you understand this technique.
Even a propane HWH will not provide hot water for both of you if the 1st person takes a 7 minute shower.
SORRY, that's just the facts of owning/living in a RV!!!
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We have a 6 gallon water heater. This is plenty for me and my wife to take a shower with about a ten minute break between.

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Navy showers..

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Old 05-02-2016, 06:32 PM   #6
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and install an Oxygenics shower head....

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and install an Oxygenics shower head....
Glenn and Youroo did an experiment and found the Oxygenics uses more water than the stock factory shower head. We replaced our stock one with the Oxygenics and I'm not impressed at all.
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I like the original oxygenics head, not the new adjustable one.

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Guys, they said they have a park model and it has a twenty (20) gallon water heater.

I don't Navy shower on my 10 gallon water heater.
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But you probably have propane AND electric. They sound like electric only so it will be SLOW to recover...

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