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Old 03-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Tankless water heaters

Our current rig has a tankless and as we are considering the jump from C to A I wondered if tankless is standard on A's or do they have the 6 gallon WH. Surfing the web is not helping that much so I thought I'd just post. I guess I am assuming most A's have tankless but I could be wrong.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hi DaveTN,
6 or 10 gallon WH, Hydro Hot (tank less), Aqua Hot (tank less). You'll find all these and maybe more on class "A" coaches. There is no standard.
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Thanks, I generally think of A's as having the most amenities but I won't assume any A I look at has one (which I love).
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Because Class A's have more space, I'd expect you'll find fewer tankless units than on the C's and B's that have limited space. You're just going to have to verify on each make and model you are interested in, and DON'T believe the salesman!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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Because Class A's have more space, I'd expect you'll find fewer tankless units than on the C's and B's that have limited space. You're just going to have to verify on each make and model you are interested in, and DON'T believe the salesman!
I don't get why they don't have tankless on anything over 75,000, who wants to wait for hot water? I can take a 2 hour shower if I want. That's camping!
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I don't have to wait for hot water, it comes pretty quickly and in adequate supply. Because the water is so hot, I need less per shower and it keeps up just fine. I wouldn't make the water heater an important factor in shopping for an RV.
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I don't have to wait for hot water, it comes pretty quickly and in adequate supply. Because the water is so hot, I need less per shower and it keeps up just fine. I wouldn't make the water heater an important factor in shopping for an RV.
When 5 of us camp there is no way we could all shower in less than an hour without the tankless. It's not my top priority but once you have one you don't want to step back.
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I've had two "entry" Class-As (gassers) and both had water heaters. The one WH that was just gas was horrible - it ran out of hot water fast and was pretty miserable to use, especially in the winter. Our current rig is dual (gas and electric) - 6gallon. I've only used it on gas once, but on electric it might as well be tankless - I've never run it out of hot water.. and you can use it in gas + electric mode.
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When 5 of us camp there is no way we could all shower in less than an hour without the tankless. It's not my top priority but once you have one you don't want to step back.
I agree, 5 showers in less than an hour is a 'tankless' job!
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We have a10 gallon dual heating water heater. With 5 people altogether, we have never run out of hot water. we do as has been suggested, and use both the electric and the LP when taking showers. I haven't watched the clock, but the grand kids stay in there a longtime.
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I have a Jayco Greyhawk (class C) and it came with the tankless hot water heater. This is my 5th RV and the first one with it. Now that I have it, I will make sure I keep one with it.
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Our DSDP has a 3 way 10 gallon water heater, gas, electric element and motor aid. Turn on the gas and electric and have never had a problem with hot water.
I haven't seen any reason to change from that but if I was ordering a new rig I might be tempted.
My parents had a European stick house instant water heater installed in their '58 travel trailer when they factory ordered the rig. Only problem we ever had was the diaphragm froze one winter and the special screws (metric thread and breakable) could not be obtained in the US. The screws were two piece, the head and the shank, and glued together. If the unit froze they broke to save the diaphragm. Don't even remember what they did to fix it as metric screws were almost impossible to obtain in the US that long ago.
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...so, to those of you that HAVE a tankless water heater, is there any particular brand you recommend?
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We have a tankless water heater and like the OP we love it. Once you go tankless you won't go back!
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