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Went to Ely yesterday to winterize ours and replace the vent domes. 

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I looked closer at the caulking in various areas and wasn't comfortable with what I was seeing, plus it really needed a pressure washing.  I'm pretty sure the water heater is on the fritz too. 

Hooked it to the truck and hauled it home for service.  A 40 foot box in yesterday's wind and rain for 4 hours was interesting but I'm glad I can get everything taken care of that I've been wanting to change and just bring it back up in the spring, ready for fun.

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In my сamper again the problem with the heating of the water. I began to think about installing a portable water heater. Here's a good overview of these water heater  https://www.newtanklesswaterheaters.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-tankless-water-heaters/. Did you install it in your сamper? What do you advise?

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44 minutes ago, Stanley Layman said:

In my сamper again the problem with the heating of the water. I began to think about installing a portable water heater. Here's a good overview of these water heater  https://www.newtanklesswaterheaters.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-tankless-water-heaters/. Did you install it in your сamper? What do you advise?

Stan!  Links in a first post lately haven't been a promising sign, but I'll comment like you are a real person.  I think they have their place however I stay hooked up pretty much all the time and use mine in colder water.  Looks like your electric heaters for sale their don't operate well with water temps under 67 which I see throughout a good chunk of the year.  Thoughts, concerns or second post?

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21 hours ago, Moon Lake Refuge said:

Stan!  Links in a first post lately haven't been a promising sign, but I'll comment like you are a real person.  I think they have their place however I stay hooked up pretty much all the time and use mine in colder water.  Looks like your electric heaters for sale their don't operate well with water temps under 67 which I see throughout a good chunk of the year.  Thoughts, concerns or second post?

I need to solve the problem of hot water. And I expected that this could be a portable water heater. Which water heater would you recommend to buy?

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57 minutes ago, Stanley Layman said:

I need to solve the problem of hot water. And I expected that this could be a portable water heater. Which water heater would you recommend to buy?

What is in your camper now and why wouldn't you just replace it with the same thing? Have you checked the price on both units for replacement? Which one is more affordable. Pros and Cons of using each?  Let us know.  Thanks Piya.  Oh by the way. Why is you name Stanley above and Piya below? 

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If Stanley’s question is pointed at me:  I can’t tell ya anything yet.  I haven’t dug into mine any further.  It is the factory installed unit and would like to just replace what is broken but I find sometimes getting parts for DIY RV fixes can be obnoxiously tough.  I’ve done my electrical troubleshooting to the point of knowing it’s broken.

I did learn something new about our 2016 wheelhouse the night before deer opener though:  There is a safety that won’t allow the heater to run while the trailer lights are hooked to the truck.  

Took me a while to figure that out.  I read the manuals and didn’t see why it wouldn’t go into the ignition cycle so I called the dealer and got a little infuriated when the only comment I got was “Too tough to troubleshoot over the phone. Bring it in”.  Really?

So I tore it out!  I found there was a rocker switch on the module and a wire that stated in order to perform a POT test, the coach needed to be disconnected.  So I disconnected the trailer lights, cycled the switch and the next try it worked just fine.

Put everything back together and it hasn’t missed a beat.  I found my 15 amp trailer light fuse in the truck popped too.

Seems like that was something that could’ve easily been mentioned over the phone.  

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