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Robert Therriault, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Inline Electric Water Heater Install
2017 Toyota Tacoma
2013 Travel Lite 610P
I recently purchased a Travel Lite 610P without the optional water heater tank. I could not find any information regarding the water heater, so I researched alternatives. I wanted basic hot water to my sink and outside shower.
I purchased a 110-volt inline tankless electric water heater and cut into the incoming line with various adapter fittings. Then, I rerouted the lines to pass through the new in line heater to the hot line of the sink and outside shower.
Editor’s Note: Please make sure that the type of inline water heater you purchase is rated in a safe operating range of your camper’s electrical system.
I ran the inline heater using my home waterline and watched the water flow and rise to 44-degrees Celsius (110-degrees Fahrenheit). I have not camped with it yet, but I expect the system to give decent results.
It took me four hours to complete this modification and cost me approximately $100. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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