I have a 59 Shasta Airflyte. Typical set up of the day with a hand pump for tank water and another faucet for the city water. I am not set on this set up but want to explore options since my wife would like to add hot water. I'm about to begin the laminating and cutting out the sink and faucet holes for the new galley top. But before I do that I want to be sure I figure out the hot water situation.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe I can have hot water with one single faucet?
Can I use two single control faucets (one cold and other hot) by adding another faucet like the originals dedicated for hot? There wouldn't be a merge of cold and hot but still would provide the hot water.
This all considered, what then would be a suggested unit for heated water (elec. or gas; type etc.)?
I also am restoring a 1959 Shasta Airflyte and have the same situation. I'm sure you can add a separate hot water faucet. Or, a central one with hot and cold supply connected to it. As for the water heater,I;m also interested in what is available
I have been thinking about this a lot for my 62 Airflyte. I ended up buying the Girard GSWH-2 tankless heater. It fits in an outside opening that is the same size as a suburban 6 gallon heater but it is not as deep. It's also 50 pounds lighter because you are not always carrying around a tank full of dead water. You can set the temperature with the remote wired keypad so it is ideal for two separate faucets with no worry about scalding. Most people set them to the temperature they like and don't mix with cold water. I plan on installing it either under the sink or under the stove but I haven't quite figured that out yet. I want to add an outdoor shower connection right beside it as well. There are smaller portable units but I think most are meant for outdoor use only.
The biggest drawback with tankless heaters is that they need a minimum continuous flow to operate properly. If you pause the water flow they shut off and take a few seconds to start up again. If you are boondocking and want to shower with a limited water supply, every time you pause the water you will get a cold blast when the you turn the water back on. They also requires a vey small amount of 12 volt power to run.
Although it may not be the best solution for boondocking, I decided that the 50 pound weight savings and smaller size was more important to me than the flow issue drawbacks so I went with the tankless heater.