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How to get a water heater for your RV.

22 October, 2018

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Recreational vehicles have become more and more popular over the years. Nowadays, more people than ever are interested in traveling the world or at least seeing some breathtaking views that their countries undoubtedly have.

However, in order to spend as many as two to three weeks or even more in a motorhome, you definitely have to be comfortable. And comfort is provided by commodities like water heaters, humidifiers, air conditioning machines, toilets, covers, and a lot of other things.


For some, the right choice might be renting a recreational vehicle, and that’s because it already comes with everything it needs. Those who want to purchase a motorhome have to think twice before making an investment in this sense. Not only are they going to pay good money on the vehicle, but also on all of those things that can make a difference when it comes to comfort.

Without further ado, here are some basic things you have to consider when you’re thinking of getting a water heater for your camper.

Tankless or no?
It used to be that many people thought that tankless water heaters for RVs are less reliable compared to their counterparts. The truth is that this is a myth. Evidently, the unit has to be made according to certain safety standards that renders it effective and at the same time, incapable of endangering those living in the RV.

Regular water heaters need a little to time to get the water warm again, and if you use it to wash dishes or clean your RV space, or anything else, you’ll have to wait for a good while before being able to take a shower.

Gas or electric
Whether you prefer the model to be tankless or not, you have to provide power to it to make it do its job. How are you going to do that? The cost of electricity or gas largely depends on the area you live in, but there are pros and cons to both of these options. Gas units have to have their propane replaced regularly but are usually considered more efficient.
On the other hand, electric alternatives are more friendly to the environment. So, which one should it be?

Size and design
Heaters can be installed both inside your RV and outdoors, so you need to estimate the amount of room you have at your disposal for the installation purposes. When it comes to the design, tankless models are far more convenient for those of you who aren’t technically inclined, and would much rather devote their time to doing something else than fiddling with the parts in a heater to get it up and running.

Some models are so convenient that they can even be considered portable. They might work with 12-volt pumps and might only need one or two D-cell batteries to provide you with hot water. In the end, your final decision largely depends on your own personal preferences.

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