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Old 11-17-2014, 07:10 AM   #91
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I had a tankless water heater in my SOB and did not like it. First off, you control the temperature via water flow, thus the slower the water, the hotter it becomes, thus low pressure showers. The use by children needs to be supervised. Takes awhile to adjust to obtain the right temperature, thus more water. Second, they are noisy, and they come on every time the pump comes on, that is every time you turn on the hot water, and they operate long after you turn off the water. IMHO they use more propane and water and are louder than the conventional water heater. If you ask other owners of rv's with them that is the general consensus. If you ask suppliers you get totally opposite information. I wonder why?
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:34 AM   #92
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I had a tankless water heater in my SOB and did not like it. First off, you control the temperature via water flow, thus the slower the water, the hotter it becomes, thus low pressure showers.
That's the result of a fixed-rate burner in the heater. Is the Atwood this crude system, or does it have a properly controlled burner? From my reading of the brochure and manual, it appears to have thermostatically controlled output temperature - it uses a "modulating valve" to control the heat output.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:40 AM   #93
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That's the result of a fixed-rate burner in the heater. Is the Atwood this crude system, or does it have a properly controlled burner? From my reading of the brochure and manual, it appears to have thermostatically controlled output temperature - it uses a "modulating valve" to control the heat output.
Yeah the earlier models had lots of issues. On the model I was considering, you control temperature by adding in cold, but the burner is also modulated. They've modified the flow sensor as well, and it shuts off almost immediately after flow stops.

All in all, I think we'll be fine with stock. Maybe by the time we are ready to replace it, the tankless systems will be even better.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #94
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All in all, I think we'll be fine with stock. Maybe by the time we are ready to replace it, the tankless systems will be even better.
That's IT Robert... be adaptable
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:44 PM   #95
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I worked with Reace on this request for mine. You cannot put a toilet shut off in a 19' because the toilet is too close to the wall, what we had installed is a cold water shut off to the bathroom, the valve is located under the bed and shuts off all the cold water to the bathroom I am sure this is what Robert had installed.
FYI, Crystal informed me that the new location for the toilet shut-off valve in the 19 is under the front dinette bench, driver's side -- which places it closer to the toilet.
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Could this be the last version? I think so but I've said that before.
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Why did you raise the dinette 4"? Just wondering
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Why did you raise the dinette 4"? Just wondering
I checked out the window height in dinette area during my factory visit based on some feedback from other forum members. I found what some others had stated -- that the windows were a bit too high. By raising the dinette a few inches we'll be able to see out more clearly.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:07 AM   #99
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Could this be the last version? I think so but I've said that before.
Your build sheet looks great! I see by the detail that a lot of research will be paying off.
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Why did you raise the dinette 4"? Just wondering
This has been discussed in other threads. Some have opted to raise the whole dinette, floor and all and others, like me, have opted to raise the seats a couple of inches and leave the floor flat.

I see that you have a 2015 ordered. I'm not sure if you've sat in one and looked out. For those of us who like to see some of the ground and not just mountain tops raising the seating level gets you out of the "down in a hole" feeling. Unless you're really tall you might want to try sitting in one and deciding if you want the factory to raise the dinette. Raising the seats can be more easily done by the owner.

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