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Old 08-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hott Rod Electric Conversion 6 gallon Water Heaters Universal RV ..

This is on sale for $79.99 right now. My trailer only has propane. I wonder how long it would actually take to pay off the $80 in propane? Do you think it is worth it?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hott Rod Electric Conversion 6 gallon Water Heaters Universal RV ..

This is on sale for $79.99 right now. My trailer only has propane. I wonder how long it would actually take to pay off the $80 in propane? Do you think it is worth it?
To me it's not the cost of the propane , it's the sound of the burner running heating water while I'm setting outside trying to talk.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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How many days/nights do you get on a bottle of propane. I realize cooking, and maybe furnace is in the equation, but assume all hot water. I got 70 days on a bottle, 30 pound, cost $25 to refill, so at that, I could stay over 220 days, or 7 months, before I broke even.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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To Windrider, I figured it would take quite a while. My hot water heater isn't too loud if you ask me. You can hear it but it doesn't make me talk louder. I actually cook very little in the camper and don't run the furnace all that much so it is most hot water. Maybe it isn't worth it.
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On a side note, I wish that someone would make a gas/electric tankless water heating system for full time RVers like myself. Then the only time that it is running is when I'm cleaning something or taking a shower and I don't have to listen to it kick on and off all night trying to keep six to ten gallons of water hot when I don't need it to be. But the cost may be slightly prohibitive.
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On a side note, I wish that someone would make a gas/electric tankless water heating system for full time RVers like myself. Then the only time that it is running is when I'm cleaning something or taking a shower and I don't have to listen to it kick on and off all night trying to keep six to ten gallons of water hot when I don't need it to be. But the cost may be slightly prohibitive.
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It only takes about 20 min to heat the water. Why leave the heater on all the time? Only turn it on when you need hot water.
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Hott Rod Electric Conversion 6 gallon Water Heaters Universal RV ..

This is on sale for $79.99 right now. My trailer only has propane. I wonder how long it would actually take to pay off the $80 in propane? Do you think it is worth it?
I had a Hott Rod on my last trailer and loved it. I wired mine so when the switch was on there was a red indicator light. If you want a fast recovery time you can run it at the same time as the propane. It is a well worth the money in my opinion.
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My old trailer I use one tank a yr with only gas hot water tank.I didnt use a full tank last yr with my elec/gas hot water.Plus when I take a shower now the water stay hotter no cold hitting me . I have two switches one back where the tank is and one on the control panel .So I know to turn them off when I getting ready to leave
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