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Old 09-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hot Shower - 2010 Classic

I have a 2010 30 ft. Classic Limited that seems to have an on going problem with the swithching valve on the shower. Most often it goes from hot when just barely turned on to full out scalding as you continue to turn the valve. I had assumed it was like all such hot/cold shower valves that it didn't start getting warm until it was turned past center. Do I have a problem with my shower faucet are is their something amiss with my switching valves?

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Hi, this concern seems to be common in Texas. Here is basically how it works. The mixing valve has to mix hot water from the water heater with the water coming in through your fresh water hose. If the temps outside are hot, the water in the pipes will be hot too. [Texas is hot] I have found that while camping in cold areas, I have to turn my valve almost all the way to the hot side. And when camping in hot areas, I have to barely turn it on or it will be too hot. The valve has a plastic sleeve that can be adjusted to give you more, or less hot water, as you turn on the valve. If you plan to always be in a hot area, you might want to adjust it for less hot water from your water heater. In normal weather, 65 to 75 degrees, my handle is in the middle.


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Old 09-11-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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Robert, thanks so much for responding. Yes, I have found that too to be the case in very hot weather especially if the hose is exposed to direct sunlight. I owned a 2006 75th anniversay edition 25 foot Safari before this one and didn't experince the same problem. Of course I didn't have an electric/gas hotwater heater in the Safari. We normally use the electric heater to save gas but I assume the electric may make the hotwater heater more efficient and therefore hotter. Not sure if this is true though. Thanks again for your response.
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