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Posted: 07/06/19 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When in a park and plugged into electric, do most keep the hot water heater 'on' or switch the electric on when it's time to shower? Realizing of course that the frequency will vary dramatically camper to camper. [emoticon]


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if plugged in the WH is on 24/7.


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leave it on, it,ll shut itself off as the temp rises to its set point.

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Posted: 07/06/19 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I leave it on.


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On electric, we leave it on.

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Always on...

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I thought I responded to this already but don't see the post.
We always use propane to heat the water and use the electric as a backup.
I have had to replace much of the electric system in our water heater and don't want to subject it to every day use.


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If we have 50 amps available, on. If less on as needed.


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If on 50 amp we always use electric and leave it on. And do not use propane unless the weather (and incoming water) is cold. Then we run both electric and propane for faster recovery rate.

If on 30 amp we use propane and not electric to reduce chance of tripping the 30 amp breaker.

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In my TT even when plugged in I leave it off unless needed. I think it's probably because I mostly boondock and the sight of an illuminated switch being left on bothers me.


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