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JaxDad

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dougrainer wrote:

They do NOT make a 120 volt Tankless Water Heater for RV's. Doug


Don't tell these people that.

Advantage 120 volt tankless water heater.

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dougrainer wrote:

cannesdo wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

They do NOT make a 120 volt Tankless Water Heater for RV's. Doug


1. My neighbor had one attached which worked great (but he used it for showering.

2. It's not for my RV. It's for my shed.


That's OK, But WHY post on a RV forum????????? Doug


Because I'm in an RV next to the shed and it will be wired into my RV.

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MDKMDK wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

They do NOT make a 120 volt Tankless Water Heater for RV's. Doug

Was thinking the same thing. The only way I can think of to get instant, high volume, continuous flow, hot water in an RV, is from a propane fired device like a Truma AquaGo Comfort Plus.


Thanks! I'm thinking the same.

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Dick_B wrote:

We didn't have space for a Tankless Water Heater to fill our hot tub because the Baby Grand Piano was taking up all the available room.


Dear...Dick.

I've been on the road for 12 years with no bathtub. I miss it and since I'm sitting still and have a shed, why not. If you are a pianist and have gone 12 years without a quality piano I support you in installing a baby grand if you feel so inclined. It's America, right? And I'm 5'7" and would settle for a feed trough if it will allow me to get all the way under the water. It's cold and damp on the Oregon Coast and I no longer have a family and I would find it incredibly emotionally and physically soothing, especially around the holiday, to have a tub.

There. Can you accept that?

God forbid I should think outside the box. I'm sorry for you that you never have.

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Why not consider a tankless propane model? We use Eccotemp units at our vacation house. Simple hook ups to propane tank and garden hose and viola, you have endless hot running water as long as the propane and the water lasts. Great units, very durable, have lasted for years.


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chast wrote:

Why not consider a tankless propane model? We use Eccotemp units at our vacation house. Simple hook ups to propane tank and garden hose and viola, you have endless hot running water as long as the propane and the water lasts. Great units, very durable, have lasted for years.


Yes, thanks...that sounds good but what is the gallons per minute rating? If I don't have a good output the water in the tub will cool before the tub is full. That's the trick. Finding one with the output capacity that's w/in the Amp rating.

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cannesdo wrote:

MDKMDK wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

They do NOT make a 120 volt Tankless Water Heater for RV's. Doug

Was thinking the same thing. The only way I can think of to get instant, high volume, continuous flow, hot water in an RV, is from a propane fired device like a Truma AquaGo Comfort Plus.


Thanks! I'm thinking the same.


I called Truma and the flow output is too low for the water to stay warm and they are only certified for RV use. But I know there are others that run off of propane with higher flow outputs. I think propane is key. I'll let you know if/when I find the right one. [emoticon]

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It's for the shed
It doesn't have to be RV certified
Get a high volume portable model, or outside residential model
That uses propane


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Rather than building your own, I think you would be better off going on YouTube and watching a few "Wonderhussy" videos. Sarah knows the location every natural hot spring west of the Rockies. She visits them regularly and documents most of her adventures on YouTube. (no affiliation)

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20 amps x 120 volts = 2400 watts.


Unless you enjoy barely warm water.....a 20 amp heater is not going to do the job. It may be too much to ask of even a 50 amp RV.

The link provided suggests it may work for hand washing applications, and wants 3000 to 3500 watts.


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