Monday, October 26, 2009

Showering in an RV

Everything you do, you might do a little differently in an RV.

It is TRUE - you DO have all the modern conveniences of home in an RV, but you have them smaller.

You only have to change your mind, just a little bit.

The hot water heater in the Puma is only 6 gallons.

The good thing is that the hot water is turned up to be very hot.

So, you run the hot water in the shower - but only as a trickle. That is the important part. The hot water is hot enough that when mixed with cold water it will be warm enough for a nice shower.

After the trickle is warm, then and only then do you turn on the cold water. You adjust the cold until the shower is a workable temperature. I would take a cooler shower than I normally would anywhere else, but my goal is to have comfortable shower that does not run out of hot water until I am ready.

The one thing you must resist is the temptation to turn up or add more hot water. This really will work against you.

So, if you're thinking about owning an RV, I've now set your expectation that you can have perfectly good showers just like home, and the only thing you need to do is just be a little stingy with the hot water.


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