Instant Hot Water Heater Myths and Realities Revealed

All RVers know what it’s like to run out of hot water during a shower. Those tiny RV hot water heaters just aren’t made to provide comfortable bathing water for more than a few minutes. Thankfully, the new instant hot water heaters hitting the RVing marketplace are solving that problem, including the Truma AquaGo, a German-made marvel that’s certified for the American and Canadian RV marketplace.

“. . . we have used the Truma Comfort for two months. The bottom line is that it has met our expectations, and works quite well,” writes iRV2 member Jack Mayer in his Truma Report Review. Mayer documented his Truma findings for the iRV2 Discussion Forums Product Evaluations topic, where members freely share the good and bad about recent RV products they’ve purchased.
Billing the AquaGo as “A new generation of instant hot water heaters,” Truma says the unit features:

Most powerful and efficient instant water heater
Hybrid technology with constant temperature – no scalding
Endless hot water regardless of flow rate
All-season use with optional anti-freeze function (comfort and comfort plus)

The unit works just like a domestic home “tankless” water heater: the unit is connected between the vehicle’s fresh water supply and a hot water plumbing system. When the appliance is switched on, the burner fires up as soon as the hot water faucet is opened and the flow of the water is greater than approximately 0.4 gallons per minute (1.5 l/min). The stepless burner control adjusts heater output based on flow and inlet water temperature, maintaining an outlet temperature of approximately 120 °F (49 °C).

When showering, the temperature stabilizer minimizes outlet temperature fluctuations. A comfortable water temperature at the faucet or shower is achieved by mixing with cold water. The burner switches off automatically when the faucet is closed to conserve LP Gas.
A huge selling point of Truma’s

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