Originally Posted by milzat
Most RV water heater tanks are only a 6 gallons capacity. It has a recovery rate of 10.2 Gallons Per Hour using 12,000 BTUH input. The recovery rate using 120 Volt AC is 6 Gallons Per Hour or 16 plus Gallons Per Hour using both Electricity and Gas.
If you're not familiar with a Navy Shower, this is what has to be done, to utilize a water heater that size.
Remember, we're not at home with the conveniance of a 40 gal. quick-recovery water heater. We're camping !!!!!!
Rinse yourself, shut water OFF, soap and lather yourself, turm water ON and rinse yourself. Turn water OFF so the next person will have water for their shower.
that answers one of my questions: on the home unit, a 40 gal hw heater is the amt of water it can heat in an hour. so the rv is acutally tank capacity?
in the rv, i have the larger hw heater and we have not run out of hw but it is just my wife and i.