Originally Posted by Greg1410
Getting ready to purchase a water heater for my 1973 safari. I've read through many posts here and on other RV sites and I believe I have decided on tankless. I've seen a bit here and there about different brands - the precision temp seems to be the Cadillac and I am wondering if the higher price tag is worth it. It does have more BTUs than the others. I would love to hear members' experiences with these tankless water heaters. I am looking at the Girard (2nd generation), Atwood (50,000 BTU model), and precision temp.
i took the plunge and went for the Precision Temp ... it was a direct replacement as far as size to fit into my '72 Sovereign
.. pulled the old unit out, this fitted in perfectly with no cutting etc needed. It was works like a charm but still understanding how it really works, think as mentioned before, it requires good water pressure, the internal trailer pump should be fine. I couldn't get steaming hot water on my last trip with city hook up, just warm, i think this maybe have been due to water pressure valve limiting the flow. I gotta play around with it. My wife loves the unlimited shower time though, when hooked up of course ! We noticed that gas pressure to the stove top is very reduced when shower is on. I think these heaters like good LP pressure to work well too. Customer service was VERY responsive too, answering all email questions on installation = same day or soon next day. i love it, and think worth the price but haven't tried the cheaper models, they could be just fine too ..