Warm water is a convenience that goes beyond just taking showers. While it is beneficial for the body by soothing sore muscles, cleansing away harmful bacteria, and psychological wellness, it can also make life in your RV much easier. From washing dishes (and insuring that bacteria and food are thoroughly cleansed from the surface of the plates) to cleaning projects around your recreational vehicle, hot water has a myriad of uses.
One thing to consider, as we only carry six and ten-gallon units, is that water storage in your RV is at a premium. We want the best for our customers, but make sure and read below for water saving content that will help you take best advantage of one of our Atwood or Suburban models.
Safety is one of our top concerns with our clients here at RecPro. We always strive to provide the best lines of appliances for our customers so that quality and safety are at the forefront of what we provide. We want our customers to have peace of mind after they install one of our units. When it comes to water heaters, safety is extremely important. When you’re working with gas and electricity, you need to know that the products you’re installing in your home away from home, are safe. Our models include protective features such as high temperature switches, accurate thermostats, and a temperature and pressure relief valve that will help maintain the appliance.
RecPro also knows that working on your vehicle after you take it home from the dealer can be a huge pain in the tailpipe. The headaches of installation, warranty issues, and manipulating pieces so that they can fit are numerous. We know this, so at RecPro we have a policy of supporting aftermarket equipment that doesn’t break your bank, or your back when it comes to installation.
We make sure that installing a new water heater is easy enough to do at home. You’ll find yourself saving money since this line of water heaters should not require professional installation. By following simple instructions (which we provide a rough outline below) you’ll find that the task of switching out water heaters a breeze.
Remember, we stock products from Atwood and Suburban, which are two of the most reputable RV water heater manufacturers. Both brands are excellent and provide several benefits, while each offers a different water tank type. It’s up to you to decide which model best fits your needs for hot water provision, and vehicle aesthetics.
When living in a recreational vehicle, it is important to recognize that the water tank will be smaller than those in traditional homes. If you are using a 6 or 10 gallon unit, showers should be limited to a shorter amount of time. One way to save more water is to turn it off while scrubbing. Consider your showering habits; do you value the ability to take longer showers or can you compromise and shorten the length as needed? How many people will be residing in your camper? If your water heater is too small, there is a possibility that the water will get cold before everyone takes a shower. In general, the bigger the tank, the better it will accommodate more people. Some other things to think about with a water heater for your RV:
When looking at a model to install, it's best to choose between Atwood or Suburban models
Water heaters come with different types of ignition depending on your RV's source of heating and fuel. They can be automatic, electronic, pilot, and more. Determine which type your vehicle needs.
The sizes of RV tanks vary. We offer 6 and 10 gallon sizes. While 6 gallons is the most common size people tend to go with, you should invest in a larger size if there are more people in your camper.
Determine what BTU (British thermal unit) you want for your water heater. While a higher BTU means a higher price, it means better performance with heat generation.
The weight of the appliance is important. Newer models, such as the choices provide by RecPro, are now more efficient at lighter weights.
Hot water tanks utilize either propane, electricity, or heat from the engine. If one of these methods fails, the other can be used as a backup. In order to use the electric mode, your vehicle should have 120v shore or generator power.
Safety is extremely important when dealing with gas and electricity. Our models include protective features such as a high temperature switches, thermostats, and temperature and pressure relief valves that will help maintain the appliance within safe operational levels.