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Old 12-27-2006, 08:18 PM   #15
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I'm just venting ,but I hear people crying about weight all the time, if the frame on this raggedy trailer can't support a couple of exrtra pounds i'll melt it down and turn it into a flower pot.
My thoughts were more along the lines of placing a tank in a location that already has some weight to it, in a different place than the orig heater or placing a tank in an area which is disproportionate to the weight being spread out. I think the frame can handle it just fine in most cases....but I've seen some real questionable tank placements on units that were used full time. My comments were not so much with a 6 gallon, but more toward the 10 gallon. There are places you can install these that might not be a good balance, which IMHO is independ of the question of frame. The 70s units didn't have a lot of rear frame support from what I've heard. Placing additional weight in an area that didn't have that **could** be an issue, but it also **could** not be...just raising the concern. In the end what you do with your RV is up to you.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:31 PM   #16
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Back to the Marey...

I've seen that one too. (Item number: 330120936231). This is an LP model. Has anyone tried this one? It would eliminate the current draw issue.

eBay Motors: RV CAMPER TRAILER CABIN LPG GAS TANKLESS WATER HEATER (item 330120936231 end time May-27-07 05:49:27 PDT)
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I've seen that one too. (Item number: 330120936231). This is an LP model. Has anyone tried this one? It would eliminate the current draw issue.

eBay Motors: RV CAMPER TRAILER CABIN LPG GAS TANKLESS WATER HEATER
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Shineybean,

This unit is clearly mis-labeled. I'm sure it would be fine for a house or cabin, BUT IT IS NOT RVIA CERTIFIED FOR RV USE!! It is NOT built to withstand the elements, must be vented (obvious from the top) and it's components probably are NOT built to take the rigors of bouncing down the road in a trailer or other RV. Any RV gas appliance must be sealed and isolated from the interior of the RV to not allow any LP into the interior and to operate safely and within the RVIA code. THIS UNIT IS NOT MADE TO DO THAT!!!

The ONLY certified tankless unit currently on the market is made by Precision-Temp....the RV-500. I have installed one of these in my CCD and also had one in my 40'Monaco Dynasty MoHo while I was full-timing. I have also used tankless units in my last 4 houses.

This unit is clearly a household unit, probably Chinese from the low cost (the RV-500 lists around $1000 and most of the tankless household units I've used start at $750). IMHO, your personal safety is not worth saving a few bucks! But it's YOUR hide and YOUR bucks!

Be careful out there!!!!
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That's good to know. Guess I'll have to break down and spend the extra $$$...
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