We have the capacity of battery power and solar panel replenishment to go to all electric if we wanted. I like the comment about having the redundancy of all three:
1) Electric - Portable heaters, counter top inductive burner, coffee pot, etc. And when on 50amp service, floor heating
2) Aqua/Hydro Hot - For both heating and water demands
3) Propane - Norcold 1200 with Amish Cooling Unit and extra fans, Heat Buddy, Stove top three burner, and emergency coffee pot ready to go, if electric were to not work for some reason
We may convert to the Samsung Residential next year, have not decided yet. This is not for any performance problems, or main concerns on Norcold fire (we feel the Amish Cooling Unit is pretty solid, and still retain a smoke detector and SS-30 extinguisher behind the fridge within the cabinet. Our change would be for the larger capacity that the Samsung provides.
Out stove top burner is the normal middle of the road quality unit. We're planning on replacing this with a higher quality unit with one burner having a higher BTU output. We do use our counter top inductive burner, especially for boiling water, and also when we have lots being cooked on that three burner stove top. We're getting better with the micro/convection combo, so will not replace this or add an oven. We do augment this with a counter top toaster.
We have found that with our current battery bank of 800AH of Lifelines, we can cook most meals without the the need of running the generator. This includes microwave convection usage of up to 30 mins. (Our rule of thumb, if we know the timer will be set for more the n 30 mins, we fire up the generator for cooking.) This is perhaps once a week, when out on extended travels.
We also like the redundancy of the Heat Buddy, and have added a stubbed out valved fitting under the fridge cabinet drawers, to hook the LP rubber hose into when we want to use this.
Outside, we added both the extended stay valve, so we can use external LP if desired, or top off via drive by LP truck too. And we added a stub out to feed the BBQ and or Amazing Campfire in A Can. We also carry a 10lb LP bottle in the storage bay along with several of the small 1lb green bottles. We do this as we sometimes load the toad and go to places to watch the sunset and look at the view for several hours at a time.
We're transitioning into what I've coined 'Permanent Part Time Full Timing', where we will go out for several months at a time, then come back to the 'vacation' home to check on family and be with friends. In preparing the coach for this new chapter, we made, and continue to do so, modifications that allows us to do more boondocking then we have in the past. I expect over the next few years, we'll transition to a 65% campground to 35% boondocking. We like to go to an area, and spend enough time to go absorb the area. Museums, monuments, Presidential Libraries, and area architecture. This is where the campgrounds come into play. But we also like the serenity that boondocking provides, and the Western states provide many years of adventures for this.
That was our personal choice on how to set things up. Each of us is different in our current planned usage of our rigs. And as time moves on, sometimes that usage does change
! IMO, retaining LP capability - adds to the flexibility for today's usage - and probable changes to usage over the years
Do what feels right for you, and go have some fun,