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Old 06-05-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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hello all. i am new to the fiberglass trailers. i just picked me up a '99 scamp 16'er. i am fixing to add an a/c unit into the bottom of the closet, with ducting to seperate hot/fresh air. also am pondering adding hot water. in my parents store, they have a small sink that was plumbed with only cold water. while at home depot, we found a small (4 gal?) water heater. 110V ac. it measures 14x13x15. we picked it up and stuffed it under the sink behind the counter door. works great, heats water really fast. i was contemplating adding one for when im hooked to city water. i have no bathroom/shower in mine, so wont need much. just enough to do our few dishes while we are on the road. i plan to use the trailer just for road trips. cruising cross country and such. keeping weight down is a MUST as my tow vehicle is a 1962 AMC Rambler Classic. but i want as much convinence as possible. any thoughts on mounting something like this under the sink in the 16'er? pics can be viewed at www.picasaweb.google.com/das24rules. i hope links like that are ok. if not i appologize.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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Dave,

We have a 1.9 gal. elec. W/H and it works teriffic in our eggcamper (with bath). BUT expect to pay the same for a 2 gal. W/H as a 40 gal. elec. W/H.

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We have a big aluminum pot, 12" Dia x 7" tall. We fill it about halfway and then heat the water on the stove. The propane heats it really fast. Then we put a dab of dish detergent in the sink and pour some of the water from the pot into the sink. Then I wash the dishes in the sink, rinse in the pot, and the wife dries by hand. Works great, no connections to leak, no heaters to cart around.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:49 AM   #4
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Same basic system I use (except for the wife part). Works great and saves on weight and maintenance issues.

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We have a big aluminum pot, 12" Dia x 7" tall. We fill it about halfway and then heat the water on the stove. The propane heats it really fast. Then we put a dab of dish detergent in the sink and pour some of the water from the pot into the sink. Then I wash the dishes in the sink, rinse in the pot, and the wife dries by hand. Works great, no connections to leak, no heaters to cart around.
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