Is there anything more relaxing and civilized than hot water gushing out of the shower head and streaming down your tired body? It’s great!
Every Quality RV Resort has immaculate showers and restrooms, but sometimes you just don’t feel like leaving your rolling bungalow for any reason. That’s why you bought an RV with its own 6-10 gallon water heater in the first place to enjoy hot showers in your RV.
Troubleshooting Your RV Water Heater
Modern RVs utilize easy-to-operate direct ignition systems, which means the heater will kick itself on when the water temperature drops too low. All modern units have self-regulating temperature sensors, so you don’t have to worry about turning the system off and on when not in use. Yes, but what if…
- There’s No Hot Water – If you have no hot water, check to see if the bypass valve is in the correct position. The bypass valve is used for winterizing. Perhaps you forgot to switch the bypass valve back? Sometimes it’s in a closet or under a sink.
- Slow Hot Water Flow – Mineral deposits can build up on the little screen that is inside of the faucets, which will cause slow water flow. Soaking the faucets in vinegar should dissolve the calcium deposits. Heat the vinegar in the microwave so it’s warm, not boiling. Repeat if necessary.
- Hot Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs – Bacteria in your tank will cause the smell, especially if the water is stale from sitting too long. Yes, water can go stale, but it is easy to remedy. Turn off the hot water heater and let it cool. Drain and flush the tank to get rid of any loose sediment.
Use household bleach to sanitize the tank – 10 gallons of water to 5-6 ounces of bleach. Flush with bleach solution until the smell is gone. Repeat a few times if necessary. Close up the tank and fill it again.
Drain the Tank to Maintain Your Water Heater
Draining the tanks on a regular basis will usually alleviate the above-mentioned problems. Drain the tank every 6 months if used constantly. Do it annually, if used only for occasional outings and don’t forget to winterize before the first freeze.
Hot Showers are a Step Away at Every Quality RV Resort
Don’t feel like tinkering with the shower in your RV? Grab your towel and your shampoo and have that hot shower right now! We have immaculate showers and restrooms in every location.