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Old 09-20-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hi Im new to having a trailer, please help

We just bought a 2006 RLT-2701SS rockwood liteweight, We had to put it on our property to live in,because we have to raise our house 6 ft, because we lost everything from sandy, so instead of renting we bought a trailer, we are not campers and don't know anything about it, we are hook up and when taking a nice hot shower it went cold, so I went into the trailer today, (we still are in the house,not gas) turn on the hot water in the shower burning hot, then a little cold, got into the shower, the hot water went again, and I wasn't to happy, Can someone please get to me and let me know what to do, im going nuts,and my husband, lord only knows when we start living in it


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Old 09-20-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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First, take your email out of the post if it's not too late. Or have Mods do it. All the spamers will get your email and you'll get massive spam attacks. Use the private message function of the forum for one on one help.

Hot water tanks in trailers are only 6 gallons I believe. You have to take really low flow showers for it to last. There also may be other issues causing this too. Before we dig any deeper, how long did the hot water last? 30 seconds, 2 minutes?
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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thanks

I would say it was close to 2 min

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Old 09-20-2015, 01:46 PM   #5
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I would say it was close to 2 min

not sure how to take email address out, but I will try

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Try turning on the cold water first and then the hot until it is comfortable to you.

If you wish and your water heater has both gas and electric you can use both for a faster recovery time.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:02 PM   #8
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you know I may try that, thank you, this jersey girl doesn't know anything about this stuff, hopefully it will only be for 2 months
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Get wet, turn water off, soap up, turn water on and rinse. I think it is called a Navy shower. This way you won't run out of hot water. Most RV water heaters are not intended to run continuously for a long hot shower.
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thank you, another good answer, to bad it wasn't still july,
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