RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2014, 08:49 AM   #41
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
We have a 6Gal elec/gas tank also the same issue. We are thinking of replacing or adding a tankless heater. Anyone done this? I would like some advise/input. Thanks
manjammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 09:03 AM   #42
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by manjammy View Post
We have a 6Gal elec/gas tank also the same issue. We are thinking of replacing or adding a tankless heater. Anyone done this? I would like some advise/input. Thanks
I think youd be better served with a 10 gas dsi if you have the room.

Now in my last tt we had a 6 gallon wh for 7 people and made it work just fine.

Two adults and 5 children ages 17 , 16 ,15 , 13 , 11

So believe in me that you can make a 6 gallon work with due diligence and showers spaced out, as well as using gas and electric at the same time for faster recovery.

Turbs
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 09:26 AM   #43
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks, I was looking at the small electric addons next to the shower.
__________________

Jim & Benita
Corinth, Tx
2006 F250 5.4gas CrewCab
2013 Salem 27RLSS 32'
manjammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 09:27 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,907
Are you heating with both electric and gas? Both together reheats the water pretty fast.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 09:31 AM   #45
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by manjammy View Post
Thanks, I was looking at the small electric addons next to the shower.
Very few with on demand wh's have got them to work properly.
You'd be wasting your money from what ive seen.
Yrmv
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 09:39 AM   #46
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
You can also replace the 2 hi limit switches with 140° switches which allows you to use more cold water in the mix therefore less hot water. We did it and it does work much better. Also use both 110 and propane to get faster recovery.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #47
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,386
On the other hand, running out of hot water taught my DW to shower faster. Only took about 4-5 years but she's in and out in 5-8 minutes now. LOL
__________________
2018 Forester 3011 DS

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #48
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
On the other hand, running out of hot water taught my DW to shower faster. Only took about 4-5 years but she's in and out in 5-8 minutes now. LOL
Years ago, my wife's 16 yo niece came to live with us and would spend a min of 45 minutes to 1 hr in the shower twice a day. We had a 50 gal wh and it would keep up, but after telling her numerous times she was wasting water, after about a month, I told her this is the last time Heather and her reply was "oh uncle Neil don't be such an old fuddy duddy." I went down in the basement and turned the hot water off. She came out screaming, but after telling her it would happen again after 15 minutes max., she finally got the message. TOWTA was not very happy with me, but it passed. LOL
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 10:21 AM   #49
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Years ago, my wife's 16 yo niece came to live with us and would spend a min of 45 minutes to 1 hr in the shower twice a day. We had a 50 gal wh and it would keep up, but after telling her numerous times she was wasting water, after about a month, I told her this is the last time Heather and her reply was "oh uncle Neil don't be such an old fuddy duddy." I went down in the basement and turned the hot water off. She came out screaming, but after telling her it would happen again after 15 minutes max., she finally got the message. TOWTA was not very happy with me, but it passed. LOL
MS Amy' s dad put a 5 minute timer on when his three girls showered.
5 minutes and one second and the hot water was shut off.
Heard this story last weekend.


I take a shower during commercial breaks on tv.
3 minutes 30 seconds.
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 10:31 AM   #50
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 7,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Years ago, my wife's 16 yo niece came to live with us and would spend a min of 45 minutes to 1 hr in the shower twice a day. We had a 50 gal wh and it would keep up, but after telling her numerous times she was wasting water, after about a month, I told her this is the last time Heather and her reply was "oh uncle Neil don't be such an old fuddy duddy." I went down in the basement and turned the hot water off. She came out screaming, but after telling her it would happen again after 15 minutes max., she finally got the message. TOWTA was not very happy with me, but it passed. LOL
HILARIOUS story OC!

Guess we got lucky - our DS & DD were brought up camping and learned ALL about running out of HW That learning transfered back to home showers - DS is out in 5 min and DD takes "Extra Long" showers at @ 7 Min
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 242014 - 422015 - 56Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 05:21 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
jevanb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by manjammy View Post
We have a 6Gal elec/gas tank also the same issue. We are thinking of replacing or adding a tankless heater. Anyone done this? I would like some advise/input. Thanks
our unit came with the tankless and after multiple issues and many calls to girard I finally got it working flawless, ever time hot is selected hot comes out, don't think I would go back to a tank ever
__________________
2012 Wildcat 344QB

06 LBZ ,CC 4x
lots of mods
Superglide
jevanb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hot water, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 AM.