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Old 05-22-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Have a 2014 CR Sunset Trail 240BH... Water heater is only 6 gallons, which I get, but it runs out of hot water very quickly (like 1 fill of the kitchen sink). Any ideas what might be going on there? Some adjustment I need to consider, etc. Don't want to run both the electric and the gas all the time...

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Old 05-22-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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make sure the water heater bypass valve between the red and blue hoses near the back of the hot water heater is in the fully closed position.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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Might want to burp the hot water heater might be an air pocket
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How many gallons does it take to fill the sink? As you use hot water, cold water enters the tank. If it takes 5 gallons to fill the sink then you have added 5 gallons of cold to the water heater making it luke warm.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:49 PM   #5
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Have a 2014 CR Sunset Trail 240BH... Water heater is only 6 gallons, which I get, but it runs out of hot water very quickly (like 1 fill of the kitchen sink). Any ideas what might be going on there? Some adjustment I need to consider, etc. Don't want to run both the electric and the gas all the time...

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I always run both electric and gas when demand is high. Wife and I can shower right after one another and still have hot water. Doesn't use that much gas. Turn gas off at night and when away.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:33 PM   #6
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I always run both electric and gas when demand is high. Wife and I can shower right after one another and still have hot water. Doesn't use that much gas. Turn gas off at night and when away.
X2. Never had an issue doing this.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #7
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I always run both electric and gas when demand is high. Wife and I can shower right after one another and still have hot water. Doesn't use that much gas. Turn gas off at night and when away.
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Works for us, never ran out yet.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:05 PM   #8
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Ditto - this is what my problem was during my Spring "get ready" phase!!

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make sure the water heater bypass valve between the red and blue hoses near the back of the hot water heater is in the fully closed position.
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I always wondered if running the lp and electric on the tank was harmful or not so I never did. Reading your success stories I am also going to give this a try....
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make sure the water heater bypass valve between the red and blue hoses near the back of the hot water heater is in the fully closed position.
I agree with harley. Just had this issue on our first trip.
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