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Old 04-01-2019, 03:33 PM   #41
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There might be a technicality relating to total vehicle width -- I think the vehicle width regulations are often written with language like "widest part of the body, not including the side-view mirrors" and so a water heater protrusion would count. That might technically put you into "oversize load" category.

When driving through a narrow spot you might be watching clearance at the wheels, or the top or bottom of the wall, and forget that the water heater sticks out and end up striking it on something.

Hot combustion gases might cause some discoloration or damage to the bus paint above the heater.

When camping in cool weather, the heater hanging on the exterior of the bus would be prone to freezing much sooner than the rest of the water system would be.

It can be helpful to have the heater's flame and water flow knobs within reach while you're using the water; otherwise it can be difficult to get things balanced right. In the short time I've spent with an L5, this was most problematic when I wanted low flow and lukewarm water. Remember that the L5 doesn't automatically adjust the gas in proportion to the water flow. Tempering at the faucet by mixing with cold water could cause the hot water to get hotter, which causes me to turn the faucet a little more toward the cold side, which reduces the hot flow even further.. eventually the flow is so low the heater turns itself off. It really works best when the faucet is set to straight hot water, then the flow and temperature are adjusted with the knobs on the heater. Eventually a person can learn where to set the knobs "just right" ... or learn to not be so picky about the temperature!
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:48 PM   #42
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:05 PM   #43
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I've had mine for about 7 years or so and used it in an easy up tent when I camped.. It's been amazing! I've had it running nearly 45 min nearly non stop and 5 campers were able to get a flawless hot shower in that time. I only recently installed it in my bus.



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We have used a similar water heater for about 10 years in our bus.
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:11 PM   #44
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:18 PM   #45
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At 30" tall, I'm still looking on where to mount it. As well as all the electrics.
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:56 PM   #46
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Just found the applicable reg for CA:


35111. No passenger vehicle shall be operated on any highway with any load extending beyond the line of the fenders on its left side or more than six inches beyond the line of the fenders on its right side.



Unfortunately for me, the kitchen is on the left side. Inside it is!
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:57 PM   #47
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Should've read a little further--it sounds like it's okay.


35103. (a) A recreational vehicle may exceed the maximum width if the excess width is from an appurtenance that does not exceed six inches beyond either sidewall. (b) An appurtenance is an integral part of a vehicle and includes awnings, grab handles, lighting equipment, cameras, and vents. An appurtenance may not be used as a load carrying device.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:03 PM   #48
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Still only gets you 6" on that side, is that gonna be enough?
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Just barely... the eccotemp L5 is 5.5" deep.
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Just barely... the eccotemp L5 is 5.5" deep.
My L10 is 7"
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:08 PM   #51
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How does the Echotemp L10 compare to the Excell?
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:45 PM   #52
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More info please. Which Excell, gas or electric, type of installation?
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:01 AM   #53
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I was looking at the L10 Propane



https://www.amazon.com/Eccotemp-L10-.../dp/B002JLSH5S


Or the Excell


https://www.amazon.com/Natural-VENTF...03552799&psc=1




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Old 01-08-2020, 09:49 PM   #54
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I have the same one, Tango, and I LOVE it!! Works great, hot water all day! A little bit of heat out the top, but nothing crazy. Just make sure there's plenty of space around it...


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Is 1.6 gallons/minute really enough for a shower? don't typical residential showers supply 2+ gpm? Can you tell a difference?
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:59 PM   #55
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The 1.6GPM is just the flow rate, similar to a low flow showerhead. The heater itself can produce plenty of hot water for showering. Really depends on the temp of the water coming in though... if its really cold out, you're getting a lukewarm shower...

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