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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.




    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.)




    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 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


     Recreational vehicles are a great way to travel with your loved ones. One of the many reasons that people like RVs is the nice bathroom. Without proper sanitation, probably RVs would be not as popular. This includes maintenance of the toilet, the black-water holding tank, and the gray-water tank.

    The black-water holding tank helps make the RV self-contained for a few days while in operation. On the other hand, the gray-water tank allows your shower, lavatory, and kitchen functional.

    If you have no proper sanitation system and you neglect your tank, there is no one to suffer but you. You will get an offensive odor that is brutal, particularly on hot weather conditions. Also, you may deal with a concentration of solids and odors, which can get worse when your RV is parked for a long time. This rest period must have the right water flow into your tank. 

    The good news is, you can operate efficiently with your RV and make it smell free with the use of products in RV Part Shop. Here are some of them:

    Valterra Sewer Hose Support

    It provides support to a 3” x 10’ sewer hose to have a smooth flow to the sewer. It is easy to attach the support chain around the sewer pipe of your RV. For easy storage, the 3’ is collapsible. Easy installation; connect the chain to the sewer pipe outlet, connect the sewer hose, and add in the EasySlider channel. The Valterra Sewer Hose Support is UV stabilized so it is immune to the elements.

    Ameri-Kart Tank 24X48X9 End Drain 31 Gal

    This Abs waste holding tank is lightweight and uniform in design. It comes with a 3inches slip hub drain outlet, end drain right in 24in x 48in x 9in, 31-gallon tank, and a lid flange standard. The Ameri-Kart Tank is a tough ABS plastic. It is compatible with multiple models and makes.

    Thetford Soft Swab Toilet Brush

    This toilet brush from Thetford does not scratch. It comes with soft fibers but they are long-lasting and chemical resistant. What’s more, it is a reusable brush.

    Valterra RV Dump Gloves

    Use these dump gloves by Valterra when working on your RV plumbing system. These high-density polyethylene gloves will keep your hands clean. One size fits all.

    E49 Enterprises Sewiepig Sewerhose Weight Black

    As the name suggests, Sewiepig Sewerhose Weight has a pig appearance. It is a colorful plastic container that comes with a garage area underneath. It can fit over a discharge hose of an RV securely. The tail has a removable cap that allows you to fill the tank with water for weight. The black Sewiepig Sewerhose Weight is compact, fun and functional.

    Camco Rhinoflex Swivel Lug Fitting

    The Rhinoflex Swivel Lug Fitting works by connecting your RV hose to a sewer hose that has a bayonet fitting. A reusable locking ring completes the set-up. The caps have 2 packs, each for the elbow and bayonet. Swivel lug only.

    Good tank maintenance and overall sanitation can make a huge difference when RVing. By doing this, the sanitary system of your RV can go a long way without any problem.



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