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Old 03-18-2011, 12:56 AM   #29
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The size and design of travel trailer shower compartments have been optimally matched to their water heaters to ensure you will want to get out, before the water runs out.
Hah. So true.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:44 AM   #30
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Gas only, oem 6 gal water heater on our 2005, oxygenics shower head. We don't take very long showers, it's just two of us. We've never come close to running out of hot water. We do tend to reduce flow of shower he'd while soaping or scrubbing (we even do this at our relative's house anymore). Reducing flow works a little better than turning off the water -- temperature stays uniform instead of static water in the lines cooling.

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #31
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Last year I put a new 6 gallon in the Trade Wind. I tried to run it out of hot water while showering once and got bored and gave up.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #32
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To save any kind of eater, shower with your better half. Try to stay skinny. Sal.
I read this about 6 times and didn't get it --- now I seeeeee (water, not eater).

I took my first shower in mine a couple months ago. Gosh - it is a lot smaller in that shower than it looks! I was so worried about running out of hot water that I used the extreme Navy shower technique. The experience was less than optimum - maybe less enjoyable than using the campground shower - which has its own set of difficulties.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #33
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Laura. Sorry about that. Some days my 10 thumbs go faster than my brain. Sal.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:27 AM   #34
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We take fast and quick showers. If we want something longer we use the campground shower.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:38 AM   #35
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I never rush showers and never shut off water when soaping, unless I'm dry camping and conserving. I usually stand in the water after I'm done just to relax.

Reading some of the posts it makes me want to check my hot water temp to see if its significantly higher than average.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:52 AM   #36
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Hot Water

The length of time one can get hot water from the 6 gal tank depends a lot on the temp of the water going to the tank. If you are in the south, the showers can be a bit longer than those of us further north. Another trick would be to use the water that is stored on board rather than the service water at the cg as the stored water probably is considerably warmer to start.

They have waterless car wash now, how come that technology can't be used?

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I never rush showers and never shut off water when soaping, unless I'm dry camping and conserving. I usually stand in the water after I'm done just to relax.

Reading some of the posts it makes me want to check my hot water temp to see if its significantly higher than average.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:04 AM   #37
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They have waterless car wash now, how come that technology can't be used?

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First you vacuum your body, then use ultrasound to clean up some more.

Or you can use our cat's systemóroll around in the dirt to hide your scent and then lick yourself all over to clean up. Watch out for those hairballs!

Does saving "any kind of eater" mean protecting cannibals?

I know a thread has answered the original question when posts like this one show up.

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Having trouble getting my 6gal Atwood to fire up. Ordered some parts, but if it comes down to taking it to a shop for repairs, I may just swap it out for a new one since this one is 11 years old and just DIM...(hmm...myself)
So thinking if I go that route, would add the electric/gas HWH. Has anyone done this and wired the new electric element to the panel? Not sure I have room to do that, but will check tomorrow.
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My water heater was made in 2004 for my 2005 25' Airstream. We've used it nearly daily for the past ten years. Just over two years ago, as we drove from Farmington NM toward NC through blinding rains, our water heater picked up a disappointing habit. It wouldn't light up until the sun came out, especially on the water heater side of the trailer. We somehow figured out we could fake that and, using Debbie's small hair dryer, warm the water heater whether the sun was on it or not. It worked.

After I wash the trailer or have a good downpour or sometimes just heavy dew, I can only get the water heater to light after warming it up with the hair dryer. I open the access cover, set a stool there, and run the hair dryer for just a couple of minutes. Voila!

Last week I finally figured it doesn't seem to be the control module at the top right. I had removed the leaking relief valve to replace it. Water ran down the piece of foam that covers the TCO and thermostat. Upon installing the relief valve and filling the water heater I turned on the water heater and it wouldn't fire. I pointed the hair dryer at the wet area just below the relief valve (where the TCO and thermostat live) and the water heater lit up no problem.

Next time I'm looking for something to do I'm going to remove the adhered foam cover and check the wiring connections and components in the TCO and tstat neighborhood. Maybe something's jump out at me and my water heater'll return to normal.

I hope you can get yours working without replacing it. Good luck, and let us know how it works out?
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #40
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Thank you Jim.
I ended up purchasing a few replaceable components. Electrode/Igniter, TCO / TStat sensors with new foam cover.
Also checked the thermal cut-off on the meter and it seems fine, but picked up some replacements.
If this doesn't work, will look at the burner and orifice. If that doesn't do it, will simply replace it being 10 years old and the price of repairs will most likely be a couple hundred.
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DreamStream: I had a similar problem with my WH. The culprit turned out to be a corroded ground screw on the ignitor.
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I like the oxygenics better than the standard head
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