Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-22-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, california
Posts: 159
110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Hey all - specing SMB - my threads are all over the place now - sorry about that.

Those who have or know about 110V hot water heater - do you like it?
Does it work fast?
Does it drain batts a lot or ...?
Is it worth it or would flat plate be better?

Don't worry about tradeoffs - just want comment on is 110V really good or ... ?
thx
warholic
__________________

__________________
2010 E350 RB 50 Ash Gold V10 gas engine w/mud flaps and rock sliders!
2011 VW GTI
2009 Tacoma 4x4 TRD
warholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carmel Valley, CA
Posts: 634
Send a message via AIM to Skywagon
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Our flat plate works perfectly.
Bill
__________________

__________________
2008 RB 50 Pueblo gold, Diesel, 4X4, Aluminess
NO2B
Skywagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 40
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Mine takes about 20 min to heat and only
works with shore power. I'm removing it because it takes up way too much room and I can heat water in the micro or on the stove if needed.
Langton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 206
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Ours gets water quite hot in about 10 minutes and works with either shore power or the on-board Onan. Much easier that using a pot on the burner when you need to wash dishes or want a hot shower. Wouldn't change it.
__________________
1993 E350 SMB, 15M, 84k miles - a cheap date
2006 Toyota Prius because we like clean air
2002 Honda Odyssey - can haul lots of stuff
1972 Mercedes 350SL with 4.5l V-8, just because
Wag more, Bark less, Play well with others.
Psomaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 03:16 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 41
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Our van has one. I would not order it again-- I'd rather have the space. As Langton says, it's easy enough to heat up water on the stove.
__________________
V8 RB-50
msponer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
scatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Blairsden, CA (when not on the road)
Posts: 1,075
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Think about a separate Coleman or Zodi water heater. Posts here on the forum about them and you have the option of not carrying them if they won't be needed on a paticular trip. Space is valuable and weight is bad stuff to carry around. Just my 2 cents.
__________________
Scatter
You can be anything you want on the Internet,
it amazes me that so many choose stupid....

2007 RB50, 6.0
K1WGB
scatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 56
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

I have found that we never use ours either and it takes up a ton of space and sucks the life out of your batteries. I use the outdoor shower in the summer and dont really need the water heater. Its to cold outside to use in the winter anyway. I found a small electric water boiling pot at a kitchen outlet store that works great and boils enough water for coffee or pasta in a few minutes.
stevepar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, california
Posts: 159
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

Well ...... based on this and other info ...... I think 110V is out. It's either going to be a flat plate or propane. I didn't mention I have propane because I wanted input only on 110V or flat plate. I will have propane because I'm going with propane furnace but I've received enough negative comments on propane water heater to make me doubt it.

I've heard nada about the flate plate except good things. I will have V10 gas so it's not that loud compared to diesel to fire up engine for a few mins to heat water. This would only make sense to take shower .... otherwise it's ambient temp water when using sink.

what you think?
__________________
2010 E350 RB 50 Ash Gold V10 gas engine w/mud flaps and rock sliders!
2011 VW GTI
2009 Tacoma 4x4 TRD
warholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
surfgeek33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 985
Send a message via AIM to surfgeek33
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

What negatives have you heard about the propane H20 heater? We have a the propane H20 heater and we love it. It only takes about 10 min to heat up. The water stays as warm, or hot, as we want when taking showers,washing dishes, etc. Also you get an extra 5 gals of water (I think) due to the H20 heater tank.

The only negative is the space.
__________________
???

"I do, cellularSTEVE" :o)
surfgeek33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 52
Re: 110V hot water heater - looking for feedback.

I'm with Surfgeek- the propane hot water heater does not take long to heat up, gives an extra 6 gals water storage, and usually stays hot overnight (unless it is below about 40 outside). We love it. We use it for dishes and some outdoor showers (we don't have an indoor shower setup). Highly recomended.

One thing I wish we'd gotten as well was (offered then, maybe not now) the "Motorade" hot water heater. It runs a line from your engine coolant/water, into a heat exchanger- it may be the same as the "flat plate" water heater.

John
03 EB 50, 7.3 PSD, Q4x4
SLC
__________________

slfjas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Tatonka

gephoto

Loud Mobile

pinz712
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×