We are full-time so our vehicles are our house.
In a normal house the hot water is there 24/7 and I just can't see any point in doing things differently just because our house has wheels.
The other consideration is that our real house is rented out so the tenants pay all the utilities. This means that because with solar, our electricity costs are zero, our water costs are zero, our sewage and rubbish disposal costs are near zero (no need to pay for dumps with all the free dump points around), so even allowing for the small amount of extra propane we use for the convenience of having hot water on-tap, our total utilities costs are way, way less than they would be if we were living in our house.
And the different views nearly every day - priceless.
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RVs. USA - Airstream Cutter; in Australia - MC8 40' DIY Coach conversion & OKA 4x4 MH; in Germany - Hobby Class C; in S America - F350 with 2500 10.6 Bigfoot camper