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Old 01-21-2015
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I'm going to be replacing the hot water heater in our SP this spring. I'm wondering of anyone has used the Atwood 50,000 BTU On-Demand system.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...ter-heater.htm

If you've seen it installed, how does it vent, any problems, pros/cons?

Thanks in advance,
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I probably would have considered one of these when I replaced my Suburban 10 gal. unit. Price is about the same. You would need to find a good place to install it where you could cut the HOLE in your coach. Looks like it vents about the same way as mine, out the top of the outside door.
Other than that, using LP for hot water sure makes boondocking easier.
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I'm going to be replacing the hot water heater in our SP this spring. I'm wondering of anyone has used the Atwood 50,000 BTU On-Demand system.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...ter-heater.htm

If you've seen it installed, how does it vent, any problems, pros/cons?

Thanks in advance,
I put in another brand tankless on demand propane water heater back in 2007. It was 30% more $$$ than the Atwood unit. We are very happy with it.

I installed it in a space between 2 bays below floor level right under the kitchen. Tankless is the way to go if yo have propane
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I put in another brand tankless on demand propane water heater back in 2007. It was 30% more $$$ than the Atwood unit. We are very happy with it.

I installed it in a space between 2 bays below floor level right under the kitchen. Tankless is the way to go if yo have propane
What make/model did you go with? How did you vent it to the outside?

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What make/model did you go with? How did you vent it to the outside?

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It was $920.00 delivered in 2007 http://www.precisiontemp.com/rv-500-...-water-heater/

Its access and venting were to the outside.
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It looks like they have a floor vented model that takes up less space than a regular 10 gallon unit. It is a little more $$$ at $1125, but you may be able to mount it where your present hwh is, and no hole to cut in the side of your bus.

http://www.precisiontemp.com/rv-and-...-and-trailers/
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I have been thinking all winter about installing a 10 gallon surburban hot water heater in my 79FC and low and behold a discussion on this subject , Thanks again guys
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Any install photos to share?
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This is definitely on my upgrade wish list. I got the small Jacuzzi tub in my '93 working a couple of years ago but it takes 45 minutes to heat up three tanks of water. I can heat a new tank in 17 minutes using both the electric heater and the primus at the same time but it's a PITA. A tankless heater would definitely be an improvement. There's something about eating Haagen Daz ice cream while taking a Jacuzzi in a walmart parking lot that makes you feel like you are truly camping and getting back to nature
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...There's something about eating Haagen Daz ice cream while taking a Jacuzzi in a walmart parking lot that makes you feel like you are truly camping and getting back to nature
Now that is a mental picture that will take me a while to get rid of.
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