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Old 03-14-2019, 08:21 AM   #1
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Instant Hot Water Heater

Hey All.....I have a 2011 Monaco Vesta. I'd like to install a new Instant hot water heater but have a couple of issues. Firstly, are all cutouts for Monaco heaters the same size? If so, does anybody know the size? Secondly, every review I read says theirs is the best. Can someone get me on the right road here from experience? I know low water pressure turn on is appreciated. High flow (2-5 GMP desired) etc., etc. Anything enlightening is appreciated. I'm overseas and can't measure the cutout at the moment.....Eric
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:33 AM   #2
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Brochure lists 6 gal water heater
Photo indicates an Atwood


Atwood 6 gal cut out opening
16" Wide x 12.5" High x 16 7/8" Deep





I am no help on which Instant Hot .....don't like them/too many temp control/flow issues for me to recommend
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Are you talking of the 110v under the sink instahot? For hot coffee water and the like?
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If you are talking about what Shootist is describing, we have an "Insinkerator" dispenser under our kitchen sink, and LOVE IT!! We use it many times each day! Lowes. Home Depot. The only hole required is the one that comes through the countertop for the dispenser tap. You will need a 120 VAC source under the cabinet, and you really don't want it to be powered from the inverter. It should be powered from your shore power/generator load center source.

It does NOT deliver "gallons per minute". It delivers ounces per minute. Also the tank only holds maybe a quart and a half, total. It does recover from completely cold to several degrees below boiling in about 15 minutes, or less. It is intended for providing hot water for instant coffee, or tea, or "Cup of Soup", or to sanitize a paring knife, or a toothbrush, or, or, or. Again, we use it many times a day and wouldn't be without it.
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If you are talking about what Shootist is describing, we have an "Insinkerator" dispenser under our kitchen sink, and LOVE IT!! We use it many times each day! Lowes. Home Depot. The only hole required is the one that comes through the countertop for the dispenser tap. You will need a 120 VAC source under the cabinet, and you really don't want it to be powered from the inverter. It should be powered from your shore power/generator load center source.

It does NOT deliver "gallons per minute". It delivers ounces per minute. Also the tank only holds maybe a quart and a half, total. It does recover from completely cold to several degrees below boiling in about 15 minutes, or less. It is intended for providing hot water for instant coffee, or tea, or "Cup of Soup", or to sanitize a paring knife, or a toothbrush, or, or, or. Again, we use it many times a day and wouldn't be without it.

Should re-read OPs post
Asking about replacement of his Water Heater with a 'Tankless' (Instant) Water Heater
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Should re-read OPs post
Asking about replacement of his Water Heater with a 'Tankless' (Instant) Water Heater
Actually, the OP is asking about a Hot Water Heater, which seems completely unnecessary.
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If you are talking about what Shootist is describing, we have an "Insinkerator" dispenser under our kitchen sink, and LOVE IT!! We use it many times each day! Lowes. Home Depot. The only hole required is the one that comes through the countertop for the dispenser tap. You will need a 120 VAC source under the cabinet, and you really don't want it to be powered from the inverter. It should be powered from your shore power/generator load center source.

It does NOT deliver "gallons per minute". It delivers ounces per minute. Also the tank only holds maybe a quart and a half, total. It does recover from completely cold to several degrees below boiling in about 15 minutes, or less. It is intended for providing hot water for instant coffee, or tea, or "Cup of Soup", or to sanitize a paring knife, or a toothbrush, or, or, or. Again, we use it many times a day and wouldn't be without it.
Agree, my 1 gal unit will heat up water to close to boiling in 10 mi minutes. Great for hot water for sink, tea or coffee.
For a lunch stop, turn it on 10 min before stopping and have sink hot water when I stop. I run mine off inverter, but most people run it off the generator. They are a worthwhile investment.
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Agree, my 1 gal unit will heat up water to close to boiling in 10 mi minutes. Great for hot water for sink, tea or coffee.
For a lunch stop, turn it on 10 min before stopping and have sink hot water when I stop. I run mine off inverter, but most people run it off the generator. They are a worthwhile investment.
I have it too. Unplugged it since I don't use it for anything
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I should gave been more specific. I'm referring to the actual entire coach hot water system. We tend to shower longer than some and the six gallon runs cold by the time the second person tries to use!
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I have it too. Unplugged it since I don't use it for anything
Agree, but DW is OCD, and needs to clean dishes within 2 min of having food on it.
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I should gave been more specific. I'm referring to the actual entire coach hot water system. We tend to shower longer than some and the six gallon runs cold by the time the second person tries to use!


These guys make a few different models and run off propane/electric. They provide constant hot water on demand.

https://precisiontemp.com
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I see a lot of people like the Truma. But best to research them all.

https://www.truma.com/us/en/products...er-heater.html
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If the OP is like our(HER) needs,
it's about continuous hot water
that you don't have to keep hot and
you won't run out after 6 or 10 or 12 gallons,
more than the need for instant hot water...

Had a girard when they first came out in a 5'er way back when and it left a lot to be desired, but in the dangerous fluctuation of the water temp and flow....

Now, they may have come a long way since then, but with our 10 or 12 gal tank...

as long as I get my shower first, the hot water usually last for her too

if I am after, it's usually a cold navy shower for me
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It's too bad an AquaHot or Hurricane hydronic unit can't be retrofitted.
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