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RV Outdoor Plumbing Water Heaters, Filters

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  • Water Heaters

    Water Heaters – Some Basic Info

     

    There's nothing more refreshing than a nice hot shower after a long day, so make sure you always have enough hot water with any of our high quality water heaters for your RV. We carry both gas and electric heaters with a wide range of capacities, so you'll be able to find the perfect one for you.

     

    If you want your RV to be just like home, you’ll surely need the convenience of having your water heater. They work just like those at home, although somewhat differently, a bit smaller, and with storage tank capacity of 6 to 10 gallons.

     

    Tankless water heaters are more expensive, though, but it provides water on demand in seconds. It also reduces your demand for fuel.

     

    A regular RV heater keeps the water in the tank hot all the time, regardless of whether you’re using hot water. Tankless water heaters will only use propane when you need the hot water. (This calls for fewer tank refill trips.)

     

    Electricity / propane

     

    Your water heater has 3 fuel options. Many of the water heaters are designed to work on both electricity and propane which makes for flexibility in raising water temperature fast. (Some RVs operate only on liquid propane, especially the entry models.)

     

    A sophisticated form of water heater uses motoraid. This uses the engine’s cooling system to heat the water. When the engine is running, the water from the cooling system is circulated through embedded tubes in the water heater and heat the tank.

     

    Electric

     

    If you have 120 volts of shore electricity (or generator power), you can run the water heater in electric mode. However, it needs 12 amperes of electricity (a substantial one) so you have the option of using gas mode if the power is limited. (Some appliances are running, etc.)

     

    Propane

     

    There are many model types of water heaters that use liquid propane. The main difference is the type of ignition system they use. (High-end RVs usually have the direct spark ignition, a sophisticated system.)

     

    The regular system has a pilot light that has to be manually lit. If it is off (the pilot control is switched off or goes out unnoticed) the gas is not allowed to flow (a safety feature). Likewise, it should not be lit when the RV is moving because the wind will extinguish the pilot light out.

     

    Direct spark ignition

     

    The most common water heater in RVs these days is the direct spark ignition. The thermostat sends a signal to the heater control circuit board that opens a gas valve to activate the igniter. A flame develops, if things go well.

     

    If there’s no flame detected in 15 seconds, the gas valve will close shutting down the system. The water heater needs to be turned off and reset before another attempt is made

     

    Heater maintenance

     

    RV water heaters need very little care in normal use. Maintenance, the secret of longer instrument lifespan is pretty straightforward in RVs.

     

    Some of these include the replacement of the anode rod usually every year. You also need to flush your tank when not in use. (There’s a tank rinser you can buy to rid it of sediments and others.)

     

    Winterize your water lines with anti-freeze when not in use (a bypass valve to keep it there). When in use, you do need to rinse it out.) Water heaters are always convenient at home or in an RV.

     

     

  • Freshwater

    Freshwater Tips for your RV

     

    We know for a fact how important it is to have sufficient freshwater inside your RV that is why keeping your water tanks and plumbing system in good shape is really a necessity. Here are some tips to help you manage and use your freshwater efficiently.

     

    Keeping your RV Freshwater Tank Clean

             

    1. Always make sure that you have your water filter with you. Hooking your water hose and refilling freshwater from different sources can cause different concerns such as water cleanliness and water tank contaminations. Make sure that your water filter for waters that are coming in and out your tanks are functioning well and are helping you to protect your water motors.  Water softeners, fresheners, purifiers and other water treatments can also help assure you that the water in your tank is clean and safe.
    2. Only use non-toxic hose for your drinking water. Safe drinking hose for RVs’ are easy to find because they are usually white in color. They are the best kind of water hose to use since they are free form lead or any toxic chemicals that can compromise your health.
    3. Sanitize your water system as often as needed. Every time you plan to bring your RV out again or when you notice that you water is giving off some odor or it taste stale, it is an obvious indication that you need the water system to be sanitize. Do not also forget to drain your tanks when you are not using your RV.

     

     

    Using your RV freshwater efficiently

     

    1. Use your water regulator before you connect your water hose. It is better to be safe than sorry. To make sure that your water system is safe from extreme pressure that can possibly damage your tubes and hose check your water regulators. 
    2. Make sure not to over fill your water tanks. Storing water that is just within the limit or even less when you do not need too much of it is a good plan since it lessens the stress to your RV and tanks. For additional clean water source, you can also bring water jugs and containers that you can use for drinking and other needs.   
    3. Keep your tube, hose and other parts of your water system sealed and maintained. Recheck your hose and tubes and make sure that there are no leaks whatsoever. This will keep your entire RV safe from any major issues.  For other reliable brands, necessary RV parts and water system accessories, visit www.rvpartshiop.com where you can find everything you need in fixing and maintaining your RV freshwater system. 
    4. Use buckets and gather your water. Conserve your RV freshwater as much as possible by doing simple tricks such as washing your dishes in a bucket and recycling your used water for other purposes. Hand sanitizers, bacterial wipes and sprays can help you clean your hands and other surfaces without the use of water. Do not keep the water running if not in use. Keeping your faucets open while you are brushing your teeth, washing your dishes or similar activity actually consumes too much water without you noticing it. Try to use glasses and buckets in brushing and washing because your water supply is limited inside your trailers and RV when camping. 
  • Sanitation

    Dealing with wastewater is the least pleasant end of Rving, but itÆs a necessary evil. Find all the effluent handling products and holding tank chemicals here to make a bad job as easy as it can be.

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Outdoor Plumbing

All about your RV Outdoor Plumbing

 

Just like your electrical system, your water system is also a very important of your RV camping or travel experience. It gives you the convenience of having your own private restroom, hot shower and clean water for your other important activities.  If we are going to talk about your RV outdoor plumbing system we will have to will have to understand these three; your RV’s freshwater suppl...

All about your RV Outdoor Plumbing

 

Just like your electrical system, your water system is also a very important of your RV camping or travel experience. It gives you the convenience of having your own private restroom, hot shower and clean water for your other important activities.  If we are going to talk about your RV outdoor plumbing system we will have to will have to understand these three; your RV’s freshwater supply, sanitation and water heater system.

 

RV Freshwater Supply

The amount of freshwater stored in your RV Depends on the size of your and the type of trailer you have. Generally most RVs have 3 different kinds of tanks depending its functions. Your White tank is typically where your fresh water is stored and the source of clean water that goes in different areas of your rig. It also has a separate water hose that is used exclusively for drinking water though some owners prefer to buy a separate gallon of mineral water as their source of drinking water. The gray tank contains used water from your shower room, sink, and washers. While the black tank hold water and waste from your toilets.

 

You normally use a plug in water hose and attached it to the source to refill the white tank with the help of regulators. In some cases, RV owners bring their own jug filled with water to refill the tank, especially if they are not expecting to find any type of clean water source soon. But the tank and the tubes cannot distribute the water alone, they need freshwater pumps to apply pressure to the tank and bring the water where it is supposed to go.

 

RV Water Heater System

Again depending on the type of RV you have, most of them have a separate water heater tank that is filled with a certain amount of water from your freshwater tank. This amount of water stored in the water heater tank is heated by the system using your RV power and is the one that will come out if you turn on the valve for hot water in the shower or in your faucets. The water pump automatically replaces the lost water and use power again to heat the water up to its desirable temperature.

 

RV Sanitation

Properly disposing water waste and cleaning your tanks is very important in keeping your RV clean, odor free and keep you away from many possible kinds of illnesses. There are legally designated areas where you can dispose your water wastes using your sewer hose and wastes valves. You can use a tank cleaner, a cup of bleach or add baking soda to sanitize your tanks and pipes. You can also find other kinds of cleaning and sanitation accessories such as toiler cleaners, paper towels, portable and holding tanks, water filters and many more.

 

In cleaning your tanks, it is a good practice to carry extra garden hose with you for cleaning your sewer hose and the dump station and never forget to wear your gloves at all times during disposal. 

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