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Old 02-25-2018, 09:05 AM   #1
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Hot Water in Shower ???

If your RV Park has full hook ups, and you are connected to their water supply, if youíre using the shower, do you still need to take a really quick shower, so that you donít run out of hot water, or can a Class A MH keep up with the water usage?
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It might have a better chance of keeping up if both the propane and electric are turned on?
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Only limitation in that scenario is the capacity of your water heater to heat incoming water. A 6-10 gal water heater will 'run out' of hot water after the 6-10 gal in storage is used up. If your class A has an AquaHot or other diesel water heater/furnace, then you have an 'almost' unlimited amount of hot water available. In our TT, which has a 6 gal WH, I can take a very comfortable shower, as can the DW, before running out of HW.
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The typical RV water heater runs on a 15A (or at most a 20A) circuit. It will not keep up with water usage from a shower unless you keep the shower volume throttled way back.
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We have AquaHot and on electric both Janet and I can have a "navy" shower very easily. If the diesel burner is on the hot water keeps on coming.
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We have aqua-hot and with both diesel and electric on limit is gray tank since it is not set to drain all the time. (I try to only drain at over 75%.)

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We have a 10 gallon water heater and have never ran out of hot water, even taking back-to-back showers or doing laundry. Occasionally I turn on both propane and electric if I do laundry right after a shower, but don't really think it's necessary. Usually one shower isn't even enough to start a heat cycle on the water heater.
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The typical RV water heater runs on a 15A (or at most a 20A) circuit. It will not keep up with water usage from a shower unless you keep the shower volume throttled way back.
That's why you turn on the propane as well. Still won't keep up but it stretches what you have.
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Our Class A has AquaHot, but the Class C we owned (and full-timed in for almost a year) had a 6 gallon hot water heater. I could take a nice shower, shave, and then my wife could take a shower without running out of hot water. We didn't stay in the shower forever, but had plenty of time to get cleaned up without feeling rushed.
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Agree with what has been said but another factor is the water pump volume you have. The pump we had when we bought the coach was like a 2.3gpm pump. I replaced it with a 4gpm - so I can use our 10 gal tank in a few minutes if I have the water on full blast.
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We run our 10 gallon hot water heater on electric all the time when hooked up and turn on the propane heater when taking showers. Only time we run short of hot water is early spring or late fall when the incoming water is much colder than the late spring to early fall season. And that can pretty much be compensated for either not having the water set so hot or by shutting off the water while suds-ing up. And that may also be influenced by how hot you like your showers. I'm not much into hot showers when its warm outside.
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In Baraboo, How often is it hot??? Ok, Ok, just had to take a shot. Been there, to the Circus museum and theatre. (1992??)
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You'd be surprised, Wisconsin gets humid in the summer, we like to go east or north to get next to Lake Michigan or Lake Superior to escape the summer heat.
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I just got out of our shower using the 10 gallon water heater (propane and electric) and had all the hot water I wanted keeping the hot water going full blast for as long as it took. We are in a park at 7000' in the mountains with cold water coming in straight from the park's spigot. No Navy showers for me.
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