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Old 07-31-2016, 05:36 AM   #21
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Here is the link to my unit:

Marey Tankless Hot Water Heater Propane Gas 3 1 GPM Digital Temp Gauge RV | eBay
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:54 AM   #22
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Seems like both the Marey and Eco Temp units have very mixed reviews on Amazon. Either 5 stars or 1 star. I like the idea of these and the prices are good but i am skeptical....
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:06 AM   #23
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I used a 40 gallon residential unit and a 150 gallon tube so wifey can soak and be happy

I have it hooked up for 120 and 240, works great for 50 hook up!

If I know we are staying at a 30 amp only sight, I will preheat water day before trip so we have hot water for the first evening
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:55 PM   #24
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I use the Marey tankless LP... Just used short duct up to roof vent. Vent pipe only gets warm to touch after a good 10min plus shower. No limit to my hot water usage. I have used it everyday (sometimes multiple times a day) for over 1 year now. Im only on my 3rd BBQ tank... I couldn't praise this unit enough. Like another mentioned - you need enough water pressure to trigger it on.. A good RV pump or two helps. This unit hangs on wall, attached a gas flex line connected to a BBQ regulator. It has a duct vent on top ready for exhaust. Works perfect.
Ohh, and I used a top of the line Airstream tanked RV water heater before. They are the worst. I would never do a tank... Short shower / gas hungry / wait to heat up / runs out of water.... BBQ tank used in less than a week with two people taking showers..
Just my 2 cents from hot water RV experience....
Where/how did you mount this unit? I see that most of the manuf. recommend lots of space around the unit.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:08 AM   #25
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I have it inside the bus on the wall behind the bathroom. It's vented all the way around in a medium size utility closet that's vented. Basically it just needs to breath and the heat exhausts up to roof vent less than a foot. It never gets too warm to touch. I was a little skeptical for how the manufacturer stated the space needed, but after testing I was not worried at all for how it's mounted.. I'm sure that's about liability and people enclosing it too much...
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:16 AM   #26
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I have it inside the bus on the wall behind the bathroom. It's vented all the way around in a medium size utility closet that's vented. Basically it just needs to breath and the heat exhausts up to roof vent less than a foot. It never gets too warm to touch. I was a little skeptical for how the manufacturer stated the space needed, but after testing I was not worried at all for how it's mounted.. I'm sure that's about liability and people enclosing it too much...
That's a relief. We've been sorta stumped on the water heater issue because our solar would not support one and we don't want a generator. Do you have a photo of your setup?
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:25 AM   #27
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When going with a tanked water heater is residential ok or should I get a rv heater
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:57 AM   #28
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We got an Eccoteml i12 LP and love it!

Here's a link : NEW Eccotemp i12-LP Indoor Tankless Water Heater


See that big stock tank? I fill that bad boy up all the way with hot water. Excellent on propane, we use a standard grill sized one every couple months (cooking too).

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:54 PM   #29
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Has anyone tried any of the tankless LP units above 5500ft ASL? Id like one of the ecotemp units but on their website it says "Field tested to 5500 ft. elevation (not recommended to be used any higher)" It says this on a few models, guessing it might apply to other brands as well?

The lot where I'll be setting my bus is at about 7400 ft and I was planning on using a tankless LP unit...
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:15 PM   #30
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I was just given a smaller lp rv water heater unit. Looks to be in decent shape no time to mess with it yet. Free to anyone who wants to come pick it up.
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