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    Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 6:48pm
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I think the tank holds 35, so fill the water heater, then refill the tank.  In any event, you have a limited supply of water on board.  

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Fresh, gray, and black tanks are 30 gal, its in the specs. The "36 gallons" fresh water capacity is marketing misdirection because they're counting the water in the water heater, which can't be accessed (unless you drain it in an emergency).    
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We are fair weather campers and we do not go to any campground that does not have full hookups.  We use all our facilities in our RPod 180 and do not use campground facilities.  We spent 10 years full time in our 45' Tiffin Allegro Bus with On-Demand Hot water thus why we are spoiled and we enjoy using our onboard facilities in or RPod.  So if I can find the right Tankless Hot Water solution I will install one.  Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.
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You can get a propane powered tankless water heater that replaces the 6 gal tank one you have. But if you’re thinking you want an electric one so you can run it on shore power then you’d need to do some electrical work so you could run it on a 50A 240V receptacle. The 30A 120V you have in the rpod isn’t going to be enough, tankless water heaters need a ton of electricity.

If you want to get a propane one then maybe take a look at the Suburban one, it’s supposed to be a direct replacement for the one you have.
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I would think that if you use more than 6 gallons of hot water taking a shower, your going to over fill your grey tanks very quickly. If you take a " commando" shower as meant, 6 gallons is plenty.

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Originally posted by mjlrpod

I would think that if you use more than 6 gallons of hot water taking a shower, your going to over fill your grey tanks very quickly. If you take a " commando" shower as meant, 6 gallons is plenty.



He says they are FHU's.. tank size is not a concern.. Coming or going..
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As mentioned in a previous reply we 9nly camp at full hookup campgrounds, power, water and sewer. We do not use campground facilities.
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