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Old 06-09-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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6 gallon water heater?

We re looking at smaller used Airstream trailers which are not self-contained.

If we do a full hookup in an RV park how do we shower with a 6 gallon water heater?

It's what most of the smaller units have.


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Old 06-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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You take a Navy shower. Wet down, turn off water, soap or shampoo up, turn on water to rinse. Done properly, you'll have plenty of hot water with a 6 gal water heater, still get clean, and use 1 to 1.5 gals of water total. Most RV showers have a shut off right on the shower head so you're not changing the hot and cold water valve settings.



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Just like Chris said. I turn ours up a to hot for a shower, so you need less hot and more cold. It really is a amazing how much you can get out of 6 gallons. However, if you use 50 gallons at home and you go through that, you may need to look at continuous hot water heater. It heats as you go so you never run out, they work on LP gas. Some are very expensive Tim on has one and loves it but they run about $1000-1500. But I think are cheaper options out there.

My wife loves long showers and has never had a problem with the 6 gal. We did not have a shutoff on the shower head so I went to Lowes and bought parts to use a gate value and it works great. I have never run out of hot water running the water the entire shower. But mine at home are only 3-4 minutes.
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If you opt to get on demand heater or even a larger (10 gal) tank, Think about water storage. Where will you get/store all of that fresh water? Where will it go after you used it for 3 seconds?

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Thanks to all. It's what I thought:-)
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