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Old 03-10-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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Tankless water heater for RV's

Does anyone have any thoughts on tankless water heaters for RV's? I can conserve hot water pretty well, however, the wife, kids & grand kids, sure don't get the concept. Pro's and cons would be appreciated.
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We have one in our Class C and love it. Convenient temperature dial is in bathroom. Besides never running out of hot water, nothing to do to winterize and no anode to replace or tank to rust. Water gets hot very fast which is a plus for dry camping.
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We have one in our Class C and love it. Convenient temperature dial is in bathroom. Besides never running out of hot water, nothing to do to winterize and no anode to replace or tank to rust. Water gets hot very fast which is a plus for dry camping.

What brand/model is it?
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What brand/model is it?
I will have to get that for you this evening, never had a reason to go in an look at it, following my PDI.
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What brand/model is it?

Girard

Model: GSWH-1M
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Thanks, will check things out. I know it would make my wife very happy.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:25 PM   #7
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I would do a little research as I donít think that Forest River offers them on any of their products. If they do, I would still do research as most of the FR lines buy their components on price and not necessarily quality. My class C is a 2014 Winnebago Aspect. There are several RV tank-less manufacturers. I would think type of RV and tank size that it is replacing will be important. I will say that the cutout space my tank-less is similar to a normal tank door.
From their supplier list:
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Atwood www.atwoodmobile.com
Aqua-Hot www.aquahot.com
Girard www.greenrvproducts.com
Suburban www.suburbanmanufacturing.com
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ok, well I am a self proclaimed consumer advocate. So here are my thoughts. This is a drop in for a suburban 6 gallon almost. there will be some drainage mods. you will need to winterize OR have water pressure, 12 volt power, and lp gas at all times during freezing weather. otherwise she'll freeze. the bottom of the cabinet should be sealed better, unless they fixed it recently...that said, folks love em'
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:35 PM   #9
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All FR diesel models come with tankless water heaters. My 2014 Berkshire also has Girard GSWH-1M. While great in warm weather and on a hookup it was a pain in cold temperatures, especially while not connected to water supply on parking lot in Vail in December. Although it was our first trip and I may need to learn how to use it right before making judgements
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:26 AM   #10
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the purge function can be routed back to fresh water tank to minimize water loss. not sure if your install routed to the tank or to ground
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