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Old 05-13-2005, 05:42 PM   #15
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And... to further the cause... I'm a little confused here... why do you WANT to heat HOT water if it's already HOT?

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Old 05-13-2005, 10:36 PM   #16
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And... to further the cause... I'm a little confused here... why do you WANT to heat HOT water if it's already HOT?

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Because if you heat cold water, your water heater will become a boiler.
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:58 PM   #17
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I don't understand why you call it a 'hot water heater'. . .

Souldn't it be called a 'heat water hotter'?
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Old 05-14-2005, 08:19 AM   #18
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You know, when our water heater here back at the ranch went south I looked at those units and loved them. Problem was that the supply line for it was too small. I think it required a 3/4 pipe and I only had a 1/2 connection. Also it's been my exp that LP gas tends to not be as hot of a flame as natural gas. Case in point, when we cook, LP normally is slower and that doesn't take into account what's been said about elevations. Not sure how all that would pan out with an RV, but unless you were fulltiming, not sure if I'd be worth it.

In terms of cost I think the tankless units and the conventional tanked units cost about the same and if you could find a place to install one, solve some of the issue and make it work, you'd have hot water bliss compared to the 6-9 gallon tanks that run out fairly quickly if you're not careful.

Keep in mind I'm talking about the units as you'd find in Home Depot. If there is some new RV model that works in the exsiting hole where the old heater is located, I haven't seen that type.
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Old 05-14-2005, 08:24 AM   #19
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Ok, I see the model...here is a website that has info on it....looks kinda similar to the ones at Home Depot, but I'm sure there is a difference.....but it doesn't look like it's gonna fit into the normal heater location.

http://www.go2marine.com/frameset.js...%26id%3D85739F
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:57 PM   #20
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Endless hot water, why? A good cold shower is the best eye opener there is in the morning. I also have inquired aboout the tankless units. There is a unit called Rennie, I may not have spelled it right, but have heard only great things.
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:39 AM   #21
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So if you could ventilate it and isolate it from the coach interior you still need to have air space around it...

from the website...

"Adequate ventilation required
Requires an air space of at least 4" each side and 12" top and bottom"

That is where I think you will have trouble... The stock H20 heater location on my 25' Tradewind would not even come close to being big enough.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:12 AM   #22
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Hot Water

I looked at Bosch for our home but ended up with Riuni.

What are the power requirements?

Does it have a power vent?
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:26 AM   #23
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Hey, Fast Rob

Got any pictures of the unit your install? Did it fit where the original was?

How does it vent?

I have a 75' Tradewind so I am interested how it worked out for you...

Thanks.

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:43 PM   #24
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Spell Check

The Rinnai Continuum is for the home, 9"x14"x24".

I was curious about the power requirements of the Bosch and if it was

power vented.

Our gas guy likes the Rinnai Continuum.

Did a web search and was impressed

with the choices
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Angry Read the fine print!

I used a tankless water heater (Paloma) 220 volt unit in Florida and loved it. Of course the ground water in Key West was probably 80 degrees! However in the winter we had to turn the shower to barely flowing to get a satisfactory rise in temperature.

I looked at the Bosch unit a few months ago as well as the other contenders. After reading the manual and sales info I read that the Bosch states their unit is not for use in a mobile vehicle as well as the other "home" units. Using such a device against the manufacturers warranty for use would seriously jeoporadize any insurance coverage in a mishap.
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