Can a Tankless Hot Water Heater Be Installed in a Mobile Home?

By: Danny Lipford

Can I put an on-demand gas water heater on a mobile home? I keep running out of hot water too soon. -Norman

Hi Norman,

A tankless hot water heater can be installed on a trailer or manufactured home as long as you have a large enough gas line to supply it, or the properly rated electrical cable and breaker in the case of an electric model.

On gas models, make sure you choose one configured for your gas supply, since many manufactured or mobile homes use propane rather than natural gas. All the major tankless water heater manufacturers carry models for both propane and natural gas.

Rinnai, Rheem, Takagi, and Bosch are all good brands to consider.

Good luck with your project,

Danny

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  • Bruce Herbert Says:
    October 19th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    There are takless hot water heaters made specificly for mobile homes. I don’t know what the difference is to be truthfull. But I do know for insurance purposes you. Must install the proper unit in a mobile home.



  • Cynthia Rose Says:
    November 21st, 2014 at 10:41 am

    My uncle recently moved to a small town in Colorado, and he is staying in a mobile home. He was wanting to install a tank-less water heater, but after reading this, I can see he needs to be careful. I will tell him to read this.
    Cynthia



  • Lyda Says:
    February 8th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Bosch does not approve them for mobile homes.


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