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Old 04-07-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Hi, I have a 76 Trillium 1300 and I would like to add hot water for the sink. I thought of installing a little propane or electric water tank somewhere in the trailer. Any cues or ideas how to do this?

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Old 04-07-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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Hi: How about a tall slim garage sale coffee urn... take out the percolator basket/stem and plug it in and turn the spigot out over the sink???
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Hi: How about a tall slim garage sale coffee urn... take out the percolator basket/stem and plug it in and turn the spigot out over the sink???
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-I never thought of that one Alf, but I'm looking for a more permanent option like Atwood or suburban water heater. Anyone knows the thankless water system ?
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-I never thought of that one Alf, but I'm looking for a more permanent option like Atwood or suburban water heater. Anyone knows the thankless water system ?
There isn't much empty space inside the counter unless you give up something else, if that's the location you had in mind. Looks like you would probably need at least 1 cubic foot for the smallest units. I'm curious to see other answers, though. My fridge happens to be pulled out, so here's a pic of the small nook inside my counter between the fridge and the furnace.


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Old 04-08-2008, 07:54 AM   #5
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Here's a couple of previous topics:
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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Here's a couple of previous topics:
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Thanks, I'll take a look now!
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[quote]There isn't much empty space inside the counter unless you give up something else, if that's the location you had in mind. Looks like you would probably need at least 1 cubic foot for the smallest units. I'm curious to see other answers, though. My fridge happens to be pulled out, so here's a pic of the small nook inside my counter between the fridge and the furnace.


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-My Trillium doesn't have a propane furnace -we use a small portable electric heater- I was planning installing the water tank at that place, beside the fridge under the sink. Depending on the unit size, it might fit.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #8
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After reading post from members concerning tank less water system, I think this would be a interesting solution for my needs. Did any of you have a propane unit in a trillium or similar trailer? How much could cost the unit and how difficult is it to install one? Any suggestions on brand? -Thanks!
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why do these links only take me back to the full forum list? I don't see it linking to the specific topic mentioned....
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why do these links only take me back to the full forum list? I don't see it linking to the specific topic mentioned....
Probably because they are from 12 years ago and the site has changed since then.
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I have a Fastar that cost less than $100 and you can buy several others for less. Some of the guys have quick connects on the water lines and hang them on the outside when they want to use the heater. I made a stainless steel box with Lexan front to put mine in, but most don't do that.
These small cheap water heaters work pretty well and I have used mine since I rebuilt my Scamp 5-6 years ago.
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