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in our van we have a gas 10ltr water heater (the sort thats installed into most motorhomes)
the problem is that i want use my onboard shower, but 10ltrs is just not enough to get a good shower.
is there any other way of heating the water other than using the water heater

how do you use your shower ?
 

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Step one, get shower room nice and hot - blown air heating is very good for this - turn all the other vents in the van off.
Step two - turn on shower - run to temperature - get soaked then TURN OFF water.
Step three - soap thoroughly all over.
Step four - Turn water back on and rinse.
Uses only a few pints of water.
Works for me.
HTH
Roger
 

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Rogerdodge said:
Step one, get shower room nice and hot - blown air heating is very good for this - turn all the other vents in the van off.
Step two - turn on shower - run to temperature - get soaked then TURN OFF water.
Step three - soap thoroughly all over.
Step four - Turn water back on and rinse.
Uses only a few pints of water.
Works for me.
HTH
Roger
We do the same and it works fine. Using the above both of us can have a shower in the morning with no real loss of water tempreture. 8O

Check your water heater, you may be able to use the gas as well as mains when on hook up for faster heating. This will still take a good 10 minutes to heat your 10 litres though.
 

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A motorhome is a form of camping which in the good old days meant roughing it a bit. When I read posts like this I think maybe a hotel is the answer, or a campsite with a shower block. Please don't take offence, this is just my opinion. I have 20 litres of hot water that the two of us find this to be enough.
 

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re showering

I have a 10 ltr water heater in my trigano and this is the way i shower, if on electriec i boil the kettle and fill bathroom sink and with this water i wash from head to foot then i use shower head to rinse all soap off. If not on electric then i boil kettle on gas ring, usually hot enough by the time ive drunk my morning cuppa.

Yes i miss my home power shower but hey im not at home so therefore its different.

Same with the toilet non camping friends cant understand how i can have an electric flush toliet, the wonders of modern science.

keith
 

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Beat me too it Chopper. Was going to say if you have a combined shower/toilet cubicle it can be useful to fill the washbasin with water. If you wash your hair first in the washbasin you can also use this water for an initial wetting down or rinse off.

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Rogerdodge said:
Step one, get shower room nice and hot - blown air heating is very good for this - turn all the other vents in the van off.
Step two - turn on shower - run to temperature - get soaked then TURN OFF water.
Step three - soap thoroughly all over.
Step four - Turn water back on and rinse.
Uses only a few pints of water.
Works for me.
HTH
Roger
:D This works for us too, except we don't use step one. 8)
 

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I have a confession to make.
We never use the shower in the motorhome although I love showers. It isn't the biggest of compartments.

A bowl full of warm water and the use of 2 glove flannels can work wonders. It saves having to battle with a wet shower curtain when you have as they say 'ample bulk'. :)
 

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well thanks for the fed back folks

well the way i look at it is that ive paid good money for all the stuff on my van and i want to use them

what i was hoping was that some bright spark would come back and say they have another form of water heater to heat their shower water.

like a domestic type
 

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:D Well why didn't you say that in the first place Riggy. You could have an instant gas water/wall heater. You could have a 50 gallon tank on the roof heated by Solar power. The list is endless. :roll:

I have always said that people who spend too long in the shower and too often, often have a lot of sins/guilt to wash away. 8O
 

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sins well you are right there :lol: :lol: :lol:

best have a 100 gallon tank for them then

but getting back to the point

is there such a thing as a heater just for the shower that could be used in a motorhome (prefer electric but could be gas at a push)

Riggy

P.S. any links welcome
 

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:D Hi Riggy. Are you referring to 12v or 240v electric? Gas should be straight forward. Normal house instant water heaters can be modified to run on LPG.
 

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Hi,

My husbands life would not be worth living,if step one had not been done at least 15mins before he wakes me up with a nice cuppa. :wink:

We use ours exactly the same as Rogerdodge,water lasts about three days.
 

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hymmi said:
Hi,

My husbands life would not be worth living,if step one had not been done at least 15mins before he wakes me up with a nice cuppa. :wink:

We use ours exactly the same as Rogerdodge,water lasts about three days.
Ours lasts 3 to 4 WEEKS.

Riggy 12v could be a BIG problem (not enough power) 240v look here for an elegant solution :-

http://www.electrosilicagroup.com/heat/
 

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thanks for that link it looks like it could do the job

im going to e-mail them to find out the specs and see if i could run it in a motorhome on a 10 amp site

will post here my findings

im supprised that nobody has looked into heaters for motorhomes and just put up with their 10ltr heaters

maybe they have and just not posted it on here yet

cheers

Riggy
 
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