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Old 08-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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My wife and I were taking navy showers, for fear we'd run out of hot water. Last trip out, she took a solid 8-10 minute shower and never ran out of hot water. We run the tank on electric only too. I was surprised that she didn't run out...

Waited about an hour for the tank to recover, and I took a 10 minute shower. Still had hot water. One thing I noticed was that my hot water is HOT and it doesn't take much hot water for a comfortable shower. Maybe that's the key; hotter water = less usage?
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #12
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My wife and I were taking navy showers, for fear we'd run out of hot water. Last trip out, she took a solid 8-10 minute shower and never ran out of hot water. We run the tank on electric only too. I was surprised that she didn't run out...

Waited about an hour for the tank to recover, and I took a 10 minute shower. Still had hot water. One thing I noticed was that my hot water is HOT and it doesn't take much hot water for a comfortable shower. Maybe that's the key; hotter water = less usage?
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We have yet to run out of hot water while showering and most of the time we leave the water running. We take approx 10 minute showers and allow about 30 minutes between. We always use the electric side and rarely use the gas. This is our third trailer and it's been that way on all three. Maybe we take "cooler" showers than most requiring less hot water per shower.
Our biggest concern is filling up the grey tank when not at a FHU site!
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #13
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Another simple (and inexpensive) idea is to switch to a better shower head. The cheap units that come from the factory leave a lot to be desired. I switched mine out for an Oxygenics shower head, and added a simple on/off valve. The better pressure generated by this shower head allows for not needing to turn the water on all the way.

Here's a link...

Amazon.com: Oxygenics 15123 Handheld Shower Kit: Home Improvement

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #14
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X2 on the Oxygenics. Best money I've spent on a mod.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:42 PM   #15
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When we traded the Jayco for a Rockwood, we did not get enough hot water either and yes I knew about the "hidden" switch on the outside. It turns out (from reading here) that the bypass valve was open thus mixing hot with cold after the waterheater.
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X2 on the Oxygenics. Best money I've spent on a mod.
We found this to be the case as well. Wildcat now installs the Oxygenics shower head on all our products. Paired with the tankless water heater, it does a great job.
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