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Old 06-14-2007, 09:30 PM   #15
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very little if they are properly designed. Your propane savings will be great.
city water required for an endless shower.

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Old 06-15-2007, 05:42 AM   #16
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Because they require more water to warm up, and as Lewster posted, "City Water required".

The RV-500 heats the water by the time it exits the heat exchanger and enters the hot water supply tube fully lag time.

I was referring to taking the VERY LONG SHOWERS with the city water, but it functions perfectly while on the road or boondocking as well while not using ANY LP unless you are running hot water.

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Old 06-15-2007, 04:57 PM   #17
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Based upon all of your comments and suggestions, Lynn and I decided on the 6 gallon model water heater. I got a very good price from Big Discount RV (thanks doorgunner) of $334 for an Atwood 6 gal, gas/electric pilot. I was also directed to a thread on 'Water Heater Reignitor' for a future garnishment. While the new Atwood is enroute I have to replace the small section of floor that the old WH was leaking onto. It is rotten to about 6" inside the WH openning on the street side rear. It probably would be great to redo the rear floor entirely but that will cut into camp time. We got camp reservations in less 3 weeks and more camping in August/Sept. not to mention the LSA Rally in October. We have our priorities! Thanks all for your imput. Thanks to the Forum for this great venue. With out it who would I ask all of these questions....the SOB people in the adjoining campsite?

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