Generally, tankless water heaters that are used for homes cannot be installed on RVs (or recreational vehicles) due to the possibility of voiding the warranty and incompatible power supplies.
Opting for tankless water heaters that are custom designed for RVs is a long term investment that is accompanied with multiple advantages.
A few reasons that tankless water heaters marry perfectly with RVs are:
Unlimited Supply of Hot Water
With a RV supportive tankless water heater installed, there are no chances of the RV riders running out of hot water. It simply never runs out of hot water, which is a huge perk, even if more than one faucet is running at the same time.
Therefore, it accommodates greater usage for a longer time period.
Unlike older models of tankless water heaters, the new versions have a digital screen that allow the user to custom set the temperature.
It makes it easier to adjust according to the weather and use hot or warm water as the weather dictates.
Wide Range of Prices
One can buy a tankless water heater for RVs starting from $150 up to a grand or more. There are varied models with different facilities according to what might be needed by the user.
This increases affordability and is within the reach of people who cannot afford really expensive tankless water heater for RVs.
2 different water heaters that are perfect for RV’s are reviewed a little farther down the page.
Instant Hot Water – No Lag Time
Many different hot water systems experience a lag time of 6 minutes or more for hot water when the taps are first turned on during the day.
With a tankless water heater, this wait time is slashed drastically.
The interval between the faucet being turned on and hot water exiting does not exist because there are no long pipes and routes that have to be covered in RVs.
It is a very quick process that will guarantee instant hot water with minimal wait!
Winter Friendly Supply
Tankless water heaters in RVs also benefit the users as there is no potential for freezing.
As the pipes are continually being heated by the hot water flowing through, as long as you properly maintain the hot water heater there is virtually no chance of frozen pipes.
Select Reviews of Tankless Water Heater for RVs
After careful consideration of the laundry list of benefits that come with utilizing a tankless water heater for your recreational vehicle, you may be wondering which tankless water heater fits the bill?
Here are a few reviews of some of our favorite brands. This page is constantly updating, so check back soon for more quality additions!
1) Eccotemp L10 Portable Outdoor Tankless Water Heater
The Eccotemp L10 is far and away one of my favorite models for use in RVs, campers, cabins, etc. It is a portable tankless water heater that uses propane fuel to instantly heat water to your desired temperature. This heater delivers water at 2.6 gallons per minute, which is relatively fast for a portable tankless heater. This device should work fantastically for 1 or 2 faucets.
It is able to generate hot water within the temperature range of 80 – 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This hot water heater utilizes 2 “D” cell batteries to start up the flame only when the hot water is running, making it an extremely efficient device. It has an adjustable PSI range for water output from 20 – 80 PSI.
The Eccotemp L10 features a removable weather-proof rain cap that protects it from adverse conditions. It also has a 3.5″ hose for easy attachment, and comes with installation accessories to make setup a breeze. It works with the standard 20 lbs propane gas tank and comes with a 9′ CSA approved gas regulator.
This device does not have a digital temperature display, but rather a knob on the front of the machine that allows you to manually set the water temperature.
This heater is ideal for when you’re off the grid and have limited access to electricity.
2) EZ 202 Tankless Water Heater
The EZ 202 tankless water heater is a battery powered ignition designed for camping in RVs with the features of running through propane.It is a more advanced model of tankless water heater, when compared to EZ 101. This model is a bit more expensive when compared to the previous one, but it comes with additional features which accounts for the price hike.
The EZ 202 is easy to install in RVs, it comes with a handy and well explained product manual. It’s design case is pleasing and compact, thus, can be adjusted with ease in tight spots. The delivery capacity of this model is 3.2 GPM with a 45 degree fahrenheit rise.
It’s is very decent with the time it takes for heating water up, definitely faster than the EZ 101. It even sports an automatic ignition for conserving energy and saving up as much as possible. Moreover, if the need on RVs is for a limited time period, it can be uninstalled and used for smaller hot water jobs in homes such as being attached to garden hoses inlet.
A few precautions that have to be taken for EZ 202 include placement of the tankless water heater covered or inside the RV where ventilation is possible. This can be considered a flaw too, since the design does not offer a no freeze facility, placing it outside can lead to frozen pipes near heat exchangers.
If you are looking for the best point-of-use or whole home tankless water heaters, head on back to the home page at Best Tankless Water Heaters. Thanks for reading!
William Fisher is an independent contractor from Austin, Texas as well as the editor and main contributor to TanklessHeat.org. He has over 30+ years experience in the general contracting field. Check him out on Google +
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