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Old 11-23-2019, 08:00 AM   #1
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Your thoughts on Oasis electric or diesel?

Going to be staying at a rv park for a month this Christmas and they charge for elec. I know there are a lot of variables but do you think I would be better of running Oasis on elec. or diesel ? I know I will have to run it for showers. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:30 AM   #2
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If it were me I would do as I always do; 30Amp AC1, 50Amp AC2 and supplement with burner during showers. How much could the electric bill run for a few month without the Air Conditioning running?
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:07 AM   #3
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I full time in mine during the week for work. I leave 1 electric element on full time, then:


in the summer, just run both electric elements for showers.


in the winter, run both electric elements and diesel burner for showers and when the night time temp gets below 45 degrees because I switch to the furnace instead of the heat pumps. This also provides heat to the wet bay. And, I use an electrically heated water hose for my water supply, don't forget that in colder areas.



Last winter, we had a cool winter here in SW Louisiana, I used a whopping 1/4 tank of diesel all season. I consider that "not too bad" compared to if I had propane only for hot water and heat.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:47 AM   #4
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It is cheaper to use campground electric than your diesel. I stay at a park for 3 months in the winter and have never used the burner, but then I don't take long showers. Your neighbors will appreciate the noise of the electric heater rather than the burner also.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:52 AM   #5
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It is cheaper to use campground electric than your diesel. I stay at a park for 3 months in the winter and have never used the burner, but then I don't take long showers. Your neighbors will appreciate the noise of the electric heater rather than the burner also.


Amen to that....last winter I thought the guy in the New Aire next to us had started his engine and was leaving. It was his Oasis burner.
It seems a lot louder than the Aqua Hot units.
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Amen to that....last winter I thought the guy in the New Aire next to us had started his engine and was leaving. It was his Oasis burner.
It seems a lot louder than the Aqua Hot units.
I guess Newmar eliminated the muffle on the oasis a couple years back. On our 2013, there is a muffler and while you can hear it, it's not excessively loud .
We are pretty much warm weather people, Summers up north and winters in the south, so about the only time the diesel burner is on is when I decide to exercise it.
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Old 11-25-2019, 03:11 PM   #7
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As long as you don’t need the furnace just use diesel. We stay in an area with monthly rates and have to pay for electricity. We turn the burner on when we wake up, gives you hot water almost instantly. We leave it on all day and turn it off when we go to bed. We were shocked last year at how much electricity AC1 and 2 can use keeping the water hot. We love our new process.
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The decision to use the burner rather than ACI/II, or even a combination of both maybe should be based on what the CG is charging for electric.

We have stayed at 3 different places that meter electric. All three have different per KW rates. Our winter spot in Florida, where we never use the furnace and seldom use our air conditioners, can run up to $100 or more a month for electric. We will probably try using the burner more this winter especially on laundry days.
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The decision to use the burner rather than ACI/II, or even a combination of both maybe should be based on what the CG is charging for electric.

We have stayed at 3 different places that meter electric. All three have different per KW rates. Our winter spot in Florida, where we never use the furnace and seldom use our air conditioners, can run up to $100 or more a month for electric. We will probably try using the burner more this winter especially on laundry days.


In reference to your comment about laundry days, our 2018 Mountain Aire washer heats the water at the unit and not hot water from Oasis.
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