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Old 03-15-2015, 08:08 AM   #29
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Would it be too nosy to ask where your wife picked up her fear of propane? And I understand your position--there are some phobias that just can't be pushed aside. My DIL has a fear of heights that, sadly, my son did not pass on to us until after we rented a jeep and went over Engineer Pass in Colorado. So, yes, I can understand your situation...
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There is no need to be rude. Just because she doesn't want to be around propane doesn't mean she needs to be in a bubble. She's entitled to feel however she wants to and it's not my job or yours to try and change that. I asked a simple question, got some quality answers and some comments that aren't even necessary. She's read more on the issue than I have. If she isn't comfortable with it, I'm sure not going to force the issue.

As for where the fear came from, growing up she saw two of her neighbors houses burned down from propane fires. I think she said one was their stove and the other one was a dryer maybe. I've never seen a house burn down, much less that of a friend and sure haven't seen anyone I knew lose everything they owned from a fire. I can't imagine what that would be like to experience as a kid.
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I think you can easily solve this problem without breaking the bank. You will need a residential refrigerator instead of the RV gas/electric, induction cook top, convection microwave oven and you can use the electric side of the electric/gas hot water that almost all RV's now have. For heat you can use the small ceramic 120 volt heaters as long as you don't camp in freezing weather. Hopefully if you remove the propane tanks completely this will satisfy your wife. I would add a second deep cycle battery and a 2000 watt inverter to run the refer on 120 volt while you drive and as long as you stay in RV parks with electricity you should be good to go.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:18 PM   #32
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You can also buy a 20 gal electric hot water heater and put it in front storage area. That would eliminate propane issue. I find electric/propane heaters take rather long to heat up on electric. Fast on gas. I knew a couple that had their Teton all electric. 20 gal electric, induction stove top, etc.
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Told the DW we should look into getting an rv. She started looking found a floorplan and options she liked and came back with a class a all electric coach. It's way too much money for our first but she is adamant about staying away from propane, wants nothing to do with it at all. Are there any fifth wheels where the heat/ac, water and cooktop are electric?

Yes there are all electric out there if you add the Cheap Heat system to use instead of propane heat. The Heartland Landmark and DRV units are 2 that come to mind. They have residential fridges, convection/microwave ovens,
Landmark has standard induction cooktop, optional on DRV, and the hot water can be ran on electric. You could add heat pumps on the AC's to help with heating. We also have the electric fireplace which is good for heating. If you want to boondock, you could buy a couple of Honda generators to carry with you. We always stay in full hook up campgrounds, so it is no problem for us.

I am sure there are other makes that you could configure to be all electric. It seems like a lot of models are offering the residential fridge, convection/microwave and the water heater is majority of the time electric/propane, so you don't have to use the propane. If you can find the option of induction cooktop, or just buy a portable one, add the cheap heat as it can be done to any unit, you are good to go.
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Augusta Luxe installs mostly all residential appliances. Only mass produced unit I aware of that have residential stoves. They are close in price to DRV but very impressive. Only fault I see is the wool 3.5" insulation in walls. They and DRV use this and it will compress and drop down. Been there and experienced this.
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