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Old 10-02-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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I just got my water tanks today! 50 gal each, 2 small bungs and 2 large bungs each. Guy down the road will install and make me a good deal on a 10 gal water heater. All I have to do next is a shower and sink installation, then I'm fully hydrated. Cost: $938 total.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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Nice, you're coming out cheaper than I am.... I'm pretty much having to buy everything new because there isn't really any secondhand stuff available close enough to me to make it worth it.

I'm already over 800 and I don't have my tanks yet, though I do have my water heater already, water pump and associated parts coming... I still need a sink and shower, hoping I can do both for less than a couple hundred more.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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why use hot water tanks instead of on demand hot water? The take up no room and are less than 100$ plus your not caring 10 or 20 gallons down the road.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:08 PM   #4
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Sure would like to know where you found a tankless heater for less than $100, all the ones I looked at were over $600 at the low end and went up from there.

I'm already gonna be hauling up to 100 gallons of water in my fresh water tank, so 10 to 11 more won't make an appreciable difference....
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:12 PM   #5
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Mine's all new, too. So are the LP heaters for the inside. I learned my lessons from last year's winter. One heater alone will do nothing more than cut the chill. I want a bit more than just cutting the chill. So, I purchased 2 heaters, one for the front (with more heat) and one for the rear.
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Sure would like to know where you found a tankless heater for less than $100, all the ones I looked at were over $600 at the low end and went up from there.

I'm already gonna be hauling up to 100 gallons of water in my fresh water tank, so 10 to 11 more won't make an appreciable difference....
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good deal on it too, ive had mine 2 years no problems. 3 months on a grill size tank
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:36 PM   #7
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good deal on it too, ive had mine 2 years no problems. 3 months on a grill size tank
Yea, it's a good deal but it says right on it "outdoor use only", which makes it no good to supply hot water to my indoor plumbing system unless there's something I'm missing somewhere... though it would be good for using in an outdoor shower tent.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:16 PM   #8
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Any "Outdoor" unit MUST be very well vented or you can easily wake up dead from the carbon monoxide. It can be done, as a number of folks here and elsewhere have pulled it off successfully...just do it right.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:48 PM   #9
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Yea I suppose it could be mounted to an outside wall and a hole cut for ventilation, like the regular LP fired tank water heaters are... or mount underneath the bus and run the hot water up through the floor. But I already have the other one so gonna go ahead and use it.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:23 AM   #10
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I have both styles of venting on a couple of these I own. On the bus I am going to just install it in the shower on the wall so i can run the temp controls like it would be out side in our shower tent. then turn off the shower head and let it by pass through to the bus's other hot water sinks. who has a shower with out a roof fan or vent. its not like its a diesel engine running its propane on and off for seconds at a time. If you need to the tops are open you can hood one but i don't see any one dying over talking a shower. How many of you are cooking on a propane stove in a RV. I'm more worried about not enough ventilation from moisture causing mildew and mold.
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