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Old 01-28-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
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How many people use the electrical function?
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:59 PM   #2
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Every time I'm connected to power, I use the electric function on my water heater (I've got the super cool version that heats all types of water ... not just hot water). I figure that I already paid for electricity and don't need to use my own propane to heat the water.

Once, I pulled into camp and wanted hot water within about an hour of setting up camp. I used both to speed the heating process up. But, I turned the propane off after that.

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Every time I'm connected to power, I use the electric function on my water heater (I've got the super cool version that heats all types of water ... not just hot water). I figure that I already paid for electricity and don't need to use my own propane to heat the water.

Once, I pulled into camp and wanted hot water within about an hour of setting up camp. I used both to speed the heating process up. But, I turned the propane off after that.

Good luck.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:13 PM   #4
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It's just water heater. Putting the "hot" in front is redundantly extra and raises the question of why you would pay to heat water that is already hot.
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Every time I'm connected to power, I use the electric function on my water heater (I've got the super cool version that heats all types of water ... not just hot water). I figure that I already paid for electricity and don't need to use my own propane to heat the water.

Once, I pulled into camp and wanted hot water within about an hour of setting up camp. I used both to speed the heating process up. But, I turned the propane off after that.

Good luck.
Same as well
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How many people use the electrical function?
I would think that anyone, who has shore power, would use the electric side over the propane side.
Can you elaborate on why you're asking?
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If my electric worked I would use that. At present, its propane only for me. Got tired of swapping out parts and cant figure out what is causing the electric to fail. Worked perfectly fine for a year. Then out of nowhere both gas and electric stopped working. No hot water, period. Changed the module board and that fixed the gas, still no electric. Had extra parts so I just started swapping out things to see if anything worked. Changed the element, changed the thermostat, changed the switch (on the water heater), none of that worked. Then finally changed the relay and that fixed the electric side of the water heater...for 2 days. At that point I was done with it. I'd rather keep my sanity and pay for propane. At some point I will have a mobile tech come and check it out.
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How many people use the electrical function?
If electric is available I use it. If I need faster recovery I will use a combination of propane & electric, but only for recovery. I don't have to "refill" the electricity, but I do have to "refill" the propane.
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Every time I'm connected to power, I use the electric function on my water heater (I've got the super cool version that heats all types of water ... not just hot water). I figure that I already paid for electricity and don't need to use my own propane to heat the water.

Once, I pulled into camp and wanted hot water within about an hour of setting up camp. I used both to speed the heating process up. But, I turned the propane off after that.

Good luck.
What's the super cool one? And is there different types of water.
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If electric is available I use it. If I need faster recovery I will use a combination of propane & electric, but only for recovery. I don't have to "refill" the electricity, but I do have to "refill" the propane.
this is how i run mine. Gas and electric right away to get it hot fast (my wife likes hot water right away and we dont travel with any). then electric until we want to shower, then both for the recovery. then gas off when done.
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