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Old 11-22-2016, 05:23 AM   #1
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Hot water tank on at campground

When you are in a campground, do you leave your hot water tank on all day?
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Yes when plugged into shore power.
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Mine is just propane but I leave it on.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:18 AM   #5
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why wouldn't you? don't you leave yours at your home on all day?
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If leaving the MH for the day, we turn it off, otherwise it's left on. Ours is gas only.
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No, I turn on the water heater about 15 minutes before I need it. Just can't see the need to waste the energy, plus the wear and tear on the heater. But that's just me.
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Always on with the electric side on as well. Gas side rarely comes on.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:51 AM   #11
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When I leave for an extended period of time, I turn off the water and the water heater. RV's are built poorly and a water leak can happen at any time.
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No because my pop off leaks a little when I leave it on. I turn it on 20 minutes or so before needing to wash dishes and then back off when done. If it wasn't for that I would probably leave it on.
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When your pressure relief leaks shut off water to hot water tank and open pressure relief valve untill all water stops flowing . Shut valve and return water pressure. This puts air at the top of tank. Almost always stops the drip.
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No, I turn on the water heater about 15 minutes before I need it. Just can't see the need to waste the energy, plus the wear and tear on the heater. But that's just me.
This is what we did, also. We don't need hot water all day and all night long.

When you turn it off it stays plenty hot/warm for hours. We turn it on for showers and if not doing dishes right away, we'll turn it on a short time for dish washing. If we don't have many dishes we just heat a pot (used one works) of water on the stove and do the few dishes in the pot. It only takes a couple minutes to get warm enough for dishes. You don't need hot water to rinse.


We dry camped the majority of time and couldn't see using our propane for 24-hour hot water. We have 'saver' mentality, too, in everything we do.
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