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Old 02-24-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Has anyone figured out what the approximate fuel usage per hr of the HydroHot is.

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Old 02-24-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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Has anyone figured out what the approximate fuel usage per hr of the HydroHot is.

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Old 02-24-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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The specs say .5 gallons per hour continuous use. I have found that in very cold weather lows of 10 degrees with day time highs in the upper 30's. I use about 1.3 gallons a day. In a 30 day period I used about 40 gallons. This has been consistent through 3 winters now. During warm weather the electric side keeps up with all our hot water needs and the occasional morning chill.

The first winter I almost ran out of fuel thinking it would stop working at tank. Not so, when I pulled out to move after 3 months the low fuel light was on. Luckily a Flying J was only 10 miles away. Surly this has been fixed by now. Max made note of the issue 3 DRR's ago.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:10 AM   #4
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Our results are similar to Wayne's.

In really cold weather with some conservation of use - i.e. turning the diesel off during daylight hours when the sun warms the coach - I calculated that we might burn about 1 gallon a day.

The furnace would run about 2 mins at a time, and depending on how cold it might run every 15 mins or even every 7 mins when really cold. With a fuel run rate of 0.5 gal per hour, you can calculate how many minutes the furnace might run over a given 24 hour period (or 8 or 10 hour if that's all you're leaving diesel on during a 24 hour period).

Without being so careful (i.e leaving the diesel off during the day) I figured usage would be more like 1.5 to 2 gals a day.

We also used about 40 gallons during perhaps a 35 day period, and this included some VERY cold weather (teens at night, some days only in the 30s).

Advice - if you are going to be spending a month or two in very cold weather, top off your tank before parking! If more than two months, make arrangements for fuel to be delivered.

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Old 03-01-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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Wayne and Audrey,

Thank you for the information, this really helps. I should never have any problems, so far we have never stayed anywhere that long and the new coach should hold about 18 gallons more than the present.

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