Just like an air-pot

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by smilinjohn, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. smilinjohn

    smilinjohn New Member

    We finally made the plunge, purchasing our very first travel trailer, a new 2010 KZ Sportsmen Classic 14RK. We have been looking for a small trailer for the past two years. We hope that the low cost is not indicative of poor quality. This unit comes with spare tire, 10' awning, toilet, 2 stab jacks + 2 more that dealer is adding, and 5K BTU A/C. Also, electric brakes on 13" radial tires, 10-gal. fresh water tank, 12-volt electric pump, small sink, with single-handle faucet, electric hot plate, 4.6 cubic foot refrig., 54"x80" bed + 30"x26" seating/bed area. The table/nook converts to the bed. :)

    A friend suggested we use an air-pot, that we would fill with warmed water from hot plate, to wash hands, etc., rather than the regular cool water, straight from the fresh water tank. (I'm also considering for the future a 2.5 gallon electric water heater, just below the sink.) Perhaps, I could mount a warm-water holding tank just below the sink and use some kind of pumping handle/lever at the sink, just like an air-pot to dispense the water, as needed. Where might I look for such an animal......what would it be called?
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Just like an air-pot

    Welcome to the Forum.

    You dont have a water heater built in?
     
  3. smilinjohn

    smilinjohn New Member

    Re: Just like an air-pot

    No, Ken. Trailer did not come with either a gas or electric water heater. It does have 110/120V + 12V service. Thought I might install a 120V 2.5 or 4 gallon electric tank water heater at a later date.....Eemax, In-Sink-erator, Rheem, Stiebel Eltron or Ariston......price range $165 to $350.....mounts just below sink.

    :) John
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Just like an air-pot

    John the only problem with the heating water on the stove is the vapor, moisture it lets in the rv. I would go with one of the cheaper on demand heaters under the sink if room permits. Good luck and enjoy the new rv :)
     
  5. smilinjohn

    smilinjohn New Member

    Re: Just like an air-pot

    Thanks, fellows! As CN reminded me of the added water vapor from heating on the hotplate, the undersink electric water heater seems like the best solution. Tonight I stumbled onto "galley pumps", which are similar in mechanism to an airpot......so I've answered my own original question.

    :) John
     
  6. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

    Re: Just like an air-pot

    good work
     

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