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Old 08-08-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
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On demand Hot Water Heater?

Still researching here but I was wondering if anyone was using these in their rigs? I do like to take a long shower and this would be a huge consideration when I do pull the trigger on my own rig.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:38 AM   #2
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We have on demand water heater, Once we were told as to how to use it properly it works fine, Have to set the hot water temperature at the dial and not in the shower, Simple set the desired water temp at the heater dial and take a shower using just the Hot Water side. Works great for us.
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Still researching here but I was wondering if anyone was using these in their rigs? I do like to take a long shower and this would be a huge consideration when I do pull the trigger on my own rig.
My Aquahot provides all the hot water I can use. It is expensive though. There may be less expensive options that I am not aware of.
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Gemert,
I am looking to buy a used rig and retrofitting is not an option. I if i had unlimited funds I would go hydronic.

nma33,
Did your rig come with the on demand or was it a retrofit??
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I am looking to buy a used rig and retrofitting is not an option. I if i had unlimited funds I would go hydronic.

nma33,
Did your rig come with the on demand or was it a retrofit??
It came with it. The rig is high end and cost me 85K 2 years ago with 34k miles. A great deal I thought!!
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It would be just about cost prohibitive to add an Aqua Hot system. There are water lines and power lines to fans, that would have to be put in for each vent, fuel lines to the burner, etc.
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On demand Hot Water Heater?

We have a Gerard. Our Greyhawk came with one. When we moved up to our Coachmen we had one installed. Difficult to use, no. But you will go through a period of time learning how to use it.

It's like grilling - you can just toss the meat on, light the burners and expect it to come out the way you like it.


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I rather have electric powered hot water. The power is included with no extra cost at the campgrounds I stay at. And don't have to fill my LP tanks more then once a year even at Full Time. Always have enough hot water with a 6 gal tank.
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Gemert,
I am looking to buy a used rig and retrofitting is not an option. I if i had unlimited funds I would go hydronic.

nma33,
Did your rig come with the on demand or was it a retrofit??
It came with it, First time out we didn't like it because we didn't know how to properly use it, Once it was explained to us it has worked flawlessly.
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It would be just about cost prohibitive to add an Aqua Hot system. There are water lines and power lines to fans, that would have to be put in for each vent, fuel lines to the burner, etc.
The OP is still looking at coaches to buy, not adding to an existing coach! It would certainly be cost prohibitive to add a Aquahot to an existing coach!!
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We have on demand water heaters in the studs and stucco and motorhome both. We like them very much. Instant and continual hot water. Low gas usages as no tank of water being kept hit all the time.
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Didn't mean to open a can of worms here. I am looking into buying a used DP and if it comes with the standard gas/electric water heater I probably gonna retrofit one. I was wondering if anyone had done this and if it was a DIY project.
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