I have one that was taken out of our 2006. It is a stock 20 amp 120v. It was replaced with a 4 gallon tank. I have not tested it, so I'm not 100% sure it works, but if you want it, let me know. $50.00 plus 12.00 shipping.Hi there, our van needs a new tankless water heater. Its original one is a Chronomite SR-20L/120, 120v. Do we need to replace it with a similar model, or is there something better out there now? TIA!
A little late to the conversation, but I am considering purchase of 2006 gulfstream vista cruiser G-26 and I understand water heater is insufficient on this van. It seems you might have found a work around. I would lover to know more - pictures, supply list? Thanks SharonI added a 6 gallon water heater to my Vista Cruiser. Electric not propane. Fits easily under rear bench seat. Works great. Affordable and easy to plumb.
So I made a “on demand” McGiver style water heater for less than $75 of parts at Lowe’s.
I Patched into the hot water line behind the shower wall (besides the microwave, which I took out a long time ago and converted to an extra closet) and ran a line of hose Out and back (about 6 Feet long). I took a length of copper tubing and wrapped it around a wine bottle to make a coil.
the way it works is that I put a pot of water on the stover and drop the coil into it. Wait for the water to boil and then I have hot water from the copper coil heating up the water that flows through it. I’ll post some pics when I can. It’s a bit ghetto, but it works!
I dont think you will find anyone who says the original water heater works well. I'm on my second one,.....(bought a used one) Have yet to ever have hot water.I’ve been looking at the Vista Cruiser G-24 model because of the floor plan. How does the stock Chronomite hot water work? Do you have to be plugged in or will it work off battery? Noticed that some are looking at replacing with other types. Is this due to the tankless type? This looks like something that is used for hot water for sinks only.
Here is some new additional information from Rick on his Propane water heater build:Gringo Rick from this forum has installed a propane tankless unit like you might use at a campground in the area behind where the original electric unit is mounted. Immediate hot water as soon as you turn a faucet or the shower on. He sent me pics of it a while back,....I'll see if I can find them. It seems like the best solution,....however I was concerned about venting the hot exhaust. Wondering if a stainless steel duct could be welded up to vent it properly through the side of the van,.....then wrap it in some kind of heat proof insulation??? I've attached a couple pics.