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Old 04-30-2016, 03:58 AM   #29
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I leave the electric side on all the time when stopped. I'll turn on the LP if taking showers or high water usage. Nothing on when on the road.
We leave ours on electric the whole time camping also. Does turning on the LP side make for a faster recovery?
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:24 AM   #30
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We leave ours on electric the whole time camping also. Does turning on the LP side make for a faster recovery?

Yes, using both LP and the electric heating element will shorten the recovery time.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:52 AM   #31
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Guess ours is only LP. Don't see a switch anywhere. Will call fleetwood Monday. Have in the past turned it off at night but in the AM, it's still warm.
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Barry, page 5 of the brochure for your coach shows that it comes standard with a gas/electric water heater http://fleetwoodrv.com/frvlibrary/do...2013_bdr_b.pdf

On some water heater models, the switch to turn the electric element on is located on the outside of the coach behind the water heater door/vent. Usually a rocker switch.

Now that we've cleared that up, I use to leave the electric element on all the time and only turn the propane on when I wanted to take back to back or long showers (faster recovery).

The only reason to turn the electric element off is when the coach isn't being used or when you're on limited power like 20-30 amps. The electric element will use about 10-12 amps when heating. In hot weather, turning the water heater electric element off will give you more amps to power your A/C units.
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I looked again at the brochure and Fleetwood has both the Bounder and Bounder Classic in it. See Page 9 :-(

That's one thing I don't like about Fleetwood, same as their owner manual. All Fleetwood are listed but it some cases it doesn't apply to your coach.

Example: the fuse blew for the Toilet T-Flush and myself and the dealer looked for 2 days but couldn't fine it. Even fleetwood was giving us the wrong location but after a few calls someone was able to tell us where it was.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:02 AM   #34
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I generally turn ours off when we are at our summer seasonal as it really makes a major difference in our monthly power bill plus we only need it for dishes and hand washing as our CG has clean and unlimited hot water for much better showers. If traveling, it goes on when we park and off when we leave as it will stay hot to very warm for many hours with the supplied 3-4 inch thick Styrofoam cover plus we have paid for the use of the electricity in our daily rate. Propane will be used only occasionally - i.e. if we want to run the a/c, microwave and brew up some coffee and watch the tube at the same time on 30 amps while one os showers.

I have a question on reefers, electric or propanr, but will start a new thread
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When parked with hookups we usually leave it on electric. When boondocking we turn it on a short while before use. No sense wasting gas.
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