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Old 02-24-2021, 07:43 PM   #1
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Im thinking about putting an electric hot water heater 1 I dont have to run the gas lines all the way to the back of the Rv and also we will be at parks most of the time so we will have electricity so I wont have to run and get propane to take a shower. What is the best kind. I think I want gas for the kitchen
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:01 PM   #2
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The recovery time for an electric water heater on 120VAC is going to be hours... Old fashioned propane will take about 30 minutes. Since you only have 6-10 gallons of hot water (depending on model) you may have quite a wait if you don’t have first “dibs” on the shower or you just finished doing the dishes.
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Atwood 6 gallon model 90071 XT gas/electric. Just don’t hookup the gas line. Draws about 12 amps AC when heating by electricity. Recovery time is fine (~20-30 min), not much slower than LP. I use it in electric mode all the time when at campgrounds to save on LP. No problem.
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. . . especially in the heat of summer, when "warm" showers are often preferable, an Atwood on electric is fine IMO.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:46 AM   #5
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Im thinking about putting an electric hot water heater 1 I dont have to run the gas lines all the way to the back of the Rv and also we will be at parks most of the time so we will have electricity so I wont have to run and get propane to take a shower. What is the best kind. I think I want gas for the kitchen
Atwood 6 Gallon Gas / Electric Water Heater. Model #GC6AA-10E

6 Gallon Capacity
Direct Spark Ignition
Input 8,800 BTU or 1400 watt
Recovery Rate of 11.6 Gal/Hr on LP / 6.2 Gal/Hr on Electric / 17.8 Gal/Hr on Combo

It sounds like you are renovating and have to run all new lines for your propane. They are not hard to do. A tubing cutter and a flare tool, coil of copper line, line clamps some fittings, flexible rubber line to appliances. It would not be a bad idea to run the line to the "water heater" anyway. You don't have to use the propane if you don't want to. But, you might like to have the option. It will definitely add to the resale value of the trailer. My $.02

I went a different route. Precision Temp, Twin Temp JR. Heats the trailer and instant and continuous hot water (same footprint size as a 6 gal water heater) It also has an AC option but in reality needs propane to work well.

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Old 02-26-2021, 03:31 PM   #6
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Atwood 6 Gallon Gas / Electric Water Heater. Model #GC6AA-10E

6 Gallon Capacity
Direct Spark Ignition
Input 8,800 BTU or 1400 watt
Recovery Rate of 11.6 Gal/Hr on LP / 6.2 Gal/Hr on Electric / 17.8 Gal/Hr on Combo

It sounds like you are renovating and have to run all new lines for your propane. They are not hard to do. A tubing cutter and a flare tool, coil of copper line, line clamps some fittings, flexible rubber line to appliances. It would not be a bad idea to run the line to the "water heater" anyway. You don't have to use the propane if you don't want to. But, you might like to have the option. It will definitely add to the resale value of the trailer. My $.02

I went a different route. Precision Temp, Twin Temp JR. Heats the trailer and instant and continuous hot water (same footprint size as a 6 gal water heater) It also has an AC option but in reality needs propane to work well.

-Dennis
Thanks a lot how much are those and where can I find them
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$750 bucks or so google the part number can buy them at many places
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