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Water Heaters For Stationary Airstreams

Posted 10-02-2017 at 05:53 AM by rfield54

I need to replace one leaking water heater, and probably should replace the water heater in the second trailer as well (both 6 gallon Atwoods). My situation is somewhat unique in that both coaches are somewhat "attached" to my property in SE Utah (5 acres near Moab, UT...used maybe six spring/fall weeks a year), and aren't going anywhere anytime soon as they are set up with 30amp electric, water, and septic FWIW, my well water pressure is very good there.

I really like the idea of going tankless, and was looking into possibly electric-only units, but am now learning about the disadvantages of that choice (high voltage requirements, questionable water heating capabilities in colder weather). I'm reading that I would need (at minimum) 50amp power, and then there might be issues with running hot water while the AC is on.

I know the Precision Temp units get high marks, but was thinking of maybe going the Girard route (or maybe Atwood), obviously to save a little cash.

Any suggestions (or warnings) would be greatly appreciated.
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