is there some sort of portable water heater?
is there some sort of portable water heater? for tent camping? there is electricity and water but no hot water
Of course, you could always heat water in a pan over a campfire, and dilute it with cold water until it is the right temperature.
There is also a “portable shower”, basically a dark-colored plastic bag that you leave out in the sun to warm up, then hang up to sprinkle you with warm water.
Jacket for a water heater?
Hello, I am wondering if there are any products out there that are designed to insulate your water heater. Mine is outside in the laundry room (I live in East Texas) and it we are in the coldest part of the year. I don’t ever use enough hot water to run the heater OUT, but I can’t seem to make it last very long, leading me to believe that it is losing heat by being cold outside. I don’t want to keep turning it up and run up the gas bill.
In absence of a specific item for this, I wonder if it would be safe to wrap it in anything else, old blanket, etc. I have a camping mattress that is a dense plyable styrofoam and is an excellent insulator. But don’t want to burn the house down somehow or interrupt the workings of the heater.
PS nothing wrong with the heater, it is fairly new.
There are insulating blankets available for water heaters. Usually they are a layer of fiberglass with a plastic outer shell, and they wrap around and seal with tape. Measure the width and height of your water heater, and make a note of the manufacturer and model. Then go to a home improvement store like Menard’s, Lowe’s, or Home Depot and ask about them. Be sure you get installation instructions. In general, you don’t want to obstruct the controls, or the air intake vents if it’s a gas heater.
If there’s none of the stores listed nearby, then try a good hardware store. They may carry them, or can certainly order one.
Do your know of a small inexpensive reliable propane powered hot water heater for taking showers in camp?
No, but we used to have a solar powered one that got the water hotter than we could stand.
Fith Wheel Hot Water Heater Kicks on too much?
We have a 1999 Wildernes Fith Wheel and we are haveing a problem with the hot water tank in it. Just a month or two ago we took it camping and the water heat was working fine, We have a friend of mines family moving in to our fith wheel and they would like to use the shower. And a warm/hot shower at that, but As of yesterday we went out there (fith wheel is parked in our back yard) we went and turned on the hot water, It kicks on every thing worked fine. Hot water comes out of the fausets. Then after the tank is full and hot enough it turns off, of course. But as we all know after awhile that water in the tank will cool after couple hours or so, Thats when the hot water heater will kick back on it’s self and reheat that water. But like I siad when we went out to the fith wheel we turned it on, it worked fine, it kicked off after the water in the tank was heated, but there seemd to be a problem……. Usally after a couple hours it will kick back on to reheat like I said but in may case the water heater kicks back on and reheats every 10 Minutes or so. That’s not normal, at that rate all my propane will be used up in a matter of hours. So I need help. What could be the cause of this? Is it a unfixable problem that I will have to replace something? If a can fix it my self what do I have to do? If a have to replace something how much will it cost? Thank for your time reading this, you don’t have to answer any of my questions you don’t know the answer to just tell me what you can and what you know
The first thing I check for is a leaky faucet on the hot water side of all the systems in your RV.
If not there then check all hot water lines next.
A leak will drain your hot water tank, cold water enters and tank turns on to reheat the water.
For safety reasons I always turned off the water heater after showers and dishes. It also saves on propane and saves money.
Hope I helped.
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