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Old 06-12-2007, 07:53 AM   #29
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So far the best price I've been able to find is $879 on the Precision Temp website http://www.precisiontemp.com/2007_Pricing.pdf

If anyone knows of a better place to purchace, or has some photos, let me know!
$879 is a pretty good price....as low as I've seen it. Does that include the door also? I'm getting the CCD ready for the road trip and I'll take some shots for you in the next day or so. .
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:05 AM   #30
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Yes, that price of $879 includes the door also. In a choice of either white or brushed aluminum, flush or surface mount. I'll look forward to your pictures, I'm still trying to decide between the flush and surface mount.
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Any pictures to share of that water heater setup yet?
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:33 AM   #32
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Hi is good to know that someone says tankless works well as that is what we are going to, got one on ebay new for only 180.00 but when opened ins. says that model needed 6'vent pipe thru roof, we are now going to resell on ebay for 150 never taken out of box and getting model that side vents for 360 on ebay ..prob. with the first place i couldn't just return oh well someone can get a deal next wk. or let me know if want it it's a Marey propane tankless
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Hi is good to know that someone says tankless works well as that is what we are going to, got one on ebay new for only 180.00 but when opened ins. says that model needed 6'vent pipe thru roof, we are now going to resell on ebay for 150 never taken out of box and getting model that side vents for 360 on ebay ..prob. with the first place i couldn't just return oh well someone can get a deal next wk. or let me know if want it it's a Marey propane tankless
Julie,

Any tankless water heater will not work on an RV. First, they should be RVIA certified (especially the LP models) since they set the standards to which all RVs are built.

Second, the unit you bought will probably work in a household environment, but will be shaken to bits it your trailer. IIRC, I've never seen a house rumbling down the road doing 65mph .

The RV-500, while expensive, is the only LP operated tankless water heater built specifically for an RV and is RVIA certified.

I have used an RV-500 in my CCD and a previous 40' diesel MoHo since 2000 and have never had a problem with either. They are built to take the punishment of the road.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:55 AM   #34
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OK, You Asked For IT!!!

Here are the shots of my RV-500 tankless water heater from the outside of my 19CCD. This is the surface mount door (in aluminum, of course!)

There are some modifications that are necessary to get this unit to fit into the space left by the Atwood 6 gallon model that it replaced. Let me know if you need the specifics.

The large copper vessel at the left is the heat exchanger and you can see the copper water tubing wrapped around it. The LP burner is located at the bottom, and this is where the water is instantly heated as it circulates thru the tubing.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:03 AM   #35
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these are said to be for rv's but am going to do research also will look at that 500 as want to be safe and before spending 360 on the other looking at that by ways says for rv as well i will prob. go the 900 and be sure. thanks i don' t know how they can claim to be for rv's if not made to handle them but then alot of things in this world confuse me ha
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Hi is good to know that someone says tankless works well as that is what we are going to, got one on ebay new for only 180.00 but when opened ins. says that model needed 6'vent pipe thru roof, we are now going to resell on ebay for 150 never taken out of box and getting model that side vents for 360 on ebay ..prob. with the first place i couldn't just return oh well someone can get a deal next wk. or let me know if want it it's a Marey propane tankless

I did the same thing, found out I had to put hole in roof. I didnt like that idea. Now i have decided to go with a atwater or atwood 6 gallon but I have a vent cover on the outside and was hoping to keep it but then how would i get pilot lit? Is the switch in the coach to turn it on and off better or should I just get a regular 1? On the tankless side of things I have herd they can start on fire from a few of my buddys in construction so I have decided to stay far away from them. Plus me and my girlfriend will be only using it so dont see no need for constant hot water remember people were camping. I guess each to his own good luck to everyone trying to figure out what kind to get
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Here are the shots of my RV-500 tankless water heater from the outside of my 19CCD. This is the surface mount door (in aluminum, of course!)
Tanks a lot for posting those pictures.
Looks great.
Did you get the new Sprinter?

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Tanks a lot for posting those pictures.
Looks great.
Did you get the new Sprinter?

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Hey Rob,

Nope! Still using the '04 with 80K+ miles on it now. No real issues except I need a bigger one . I'm about to get the ECU re-programmed for more engine output....up to 180HP/275ft-lb torque with the same or better mileage.

The '07's sure look great, but even with the awesome resale value of these, I would still have to come up with about another $20K for the new one and due to circumstances beyond my control (pending divorce) I won't be there any time soon.............. Freedom sure ain't free!!!!!
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if we ended up going with a 6 gal. would want electronic ignition, i like the precision temp rv-500 would have to get the winterizing kit since in montana brrr. ..need hot water ! what is this about tankless causing fires? that seems scarey, anyone else heard of this?
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if we ended up going with a 6 gal. would want electronic ignition, i like the precision temp rv-500 would have to get the winterizing kit since in montana brrr. ..need hot water ! what is this about tankless causing fires? that seems scarey, anyone else heard of this?
Never heard that one.....care to elaborate?
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I have no idea on the rv 500 but have herd that some tankless water heaters in homes have been known to heat up to much and start on fire.
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well I suppose then that is why if getting a tankless hot water heater in an rv it MUST be to code and intended for an RV. can't regular tank heaters burn up as well? so the rv-500 by precisiontemp is only one can think about for tankless. with winterization kit over 1,000.00
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