Originally Posted by Jhawkfan44
Tell me about the tankless water heater. I thought those were super pricey and somewhat less functional in a camper than in a home. (something about using up your fresh water faster???)
I'd really like to have an option for more hot water in our TT.
Let me say.. this is my first experience with the tankless HWH.. I bought the TT used.. and it was already installed. My research shows they cost, mostly.. between $500 - $700 (installed). I have only had the camper a week, so I haven't used it on a camping trip yet. After reading the user manual and comments found on the internet.. I have come to these conclusions.
As far as using up your fresh water.. that isn't a concern for me. I have never camped where there wasn't city water available. But if I did, I would just be conservative with the water.. like we all are when using a conventional HWH with a 6 or 10 gallon tank.
The only concern I would have, while hooked up to city water.. is filling up the gray water tank faster because I have endless hot water available.. and might be inclined to take a longer shower. But.. I mostly camp by myself, 2 or 3 days at a time.. so that probably wont be a problem. And.. if I'm camping in a commercial CG, with sewer hookups.. its really easy to dump the full tank.
The advantages I see...
Only burning propane when I turn on the hot water (not to keep 6 gallons hot all the time).
Endless supply of hot water (when hooked to city water)
No need to drain a "tank".. or be concerned about build up in the tank.
No need to bypass HWH when winterizing.
With all that being said.. I am not sure I would spend the $$ to put a tankless unit in.. I was ok with the 6 gallon HWH on my previous camper. But,.. since the tankless HWH is already there.. I think I am gonna like it.