Review of Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower

Love the adventure of outdoor life, but not the cold showers? Well, this should no longer be a problem with the Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower. It’s a portable, tankless water heater with an outdoor shower, perfect for use in camps, cabins and trailers and even for washing your car, dog and horse!

It’s powered by 2 ‘D’ cell batteries which provide you with hot water no matter how far from the grid you are. The L5 heats water to a maximum temperature of 35 degrees and provides water at 1.5 gallons per minute. For better effects and cleaning, you can always connect it to a pressure washer.

Power

The Eccotemp L5 portable tankless water heater is powered by 2 ‘D’ cell batteries, making it perfect to carry along your camping and outdoor adventures. No matter if you are on a functioning campsite or the deep forest, it provides you with the comfort of your home’s warm water wherever you are, without setting anything up. There’s no need of carrying around propane to light the heater as the batteries power it even in emergencies when there’s no power for long periods.

Portable

Compact in size, the Eccotemp L5 lessens the load and keeps you comfortable during your camping and outdoor adventures.

Easy to use

The Eccotemp L5 portable tankless water heater comes with the necessary adapters and fittings to make its setting up so easy. All you have to do is connect the heater to a standard garden hose nozzle and propane tank. The burners switch on once water starts flowing, and goes off once water stops flowing.

Customized settings

You can choose the right water pressure for your needs from the multiple spray settings the L5 has to offer. The water temperature heats up practically immediately and flows constantly at a flow of 1.5 gallon per minute once the faucet is on. As the water heater switches off after 20 minutes of continuous use, there is no worry of accidently leaving the pipe running.

Pros

  • The Eccotemp L5 is portable and fit for use as an outdoor shower
  • Rids the hassles of showering with cold lake water while in the outdoors
  • Battery operated which is advantageous when used in off-grid areas
  • Easy to set up following instruction manual
  • Water heats up practically immediately once water flows through the heater
  • Automatically switches off after 20 minutes of continuous use
  • Can also be used for washing cars, and your dog or horse
  • Enhanced cleaning action upon connecting to a pressure washer
  • Set includes on/off shower head, garden hose adapter and CSA adapter to use with regular 20lb grill propane tank
  • Provides 1.5 gallons of 30-35 degree heated water a minute
  • The Eccotemp L5 is backed with a 1 year limited warranty on parts

Cons

  • Some complain that the unit is sensitive to wind
  • Meant only for recreational purposes and not for permanent installation or plumbing into fixtures
  • Should be completely drained before storing