Snow and Hot Water

This morning we woke up to snow. Fortunately the roads were clear because we had an appointment with the 5 Star RV Repair in Henderson Colorado.


For the past few months now, the thermostat in our water heater doesn’t stop heating so it overheats causing the relief valve to blow at which point water just pours out of the side of the trailer.

We’ve been living with the hot water off, and when we use it, we have to set a timer to turn it off after 25 minutes.

Atwater honored our warranty since we reported the issue before our 2 year anniversary, and right now we’re just hanging out waiting to see if the repair worked. Cross fingers!

2013 Cost of Camping:
103 nights paid camping -through Saturday 10/5
175 nights free camping
278 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $2,860.12
Daily average cost of camping: $10.29

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  • Reply Rick October 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    How does a new relief valve fix a faulty thermostat?

    • Reply Wayne October 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Maybe it wasn’t the thermostat but rather the relief valve. Sounds weird, but maybe the expansion of the water as it warmed caused a faulty relief valve to release pressure before the water temp satisfied the setting of the thermostat.

    • Reply Leigh October 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

      They don’t know the order of events with our water heater, but everything was fried. The thermostat, some fuses and the relief valve. It’s all fixed now!

  • Reply terrie October 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    glad you have hot water… is still 90 degrees here!!!

    • Reply Leigh October 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Clearly that’s where we need to be next year!

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