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Old 06-16-2016, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hello, I am just getting used to my XLR toy hauler. Sorry if this question has already been answered, but it is something I am curious about and do not want to waste any excess energy in my trailer.

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I am in and out of my trailer for a few days on and off. I am curious, do you leave your water heater on if you are going for a couple days or turn it off and then back on every time?
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:40 PM   #2
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Depends a lot on whether you are on battery power or shore power. Regardless of supply, we turn ours on when we anticipate taking showers, washing dishes, etc.; then shut it off again. Just conserving where we can.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:44 PM   #3
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Hello, I am just getting used to my XLR toy hauler. Sorry if this question has already been answered, but it is something I am curious about and do not want to waste any excess energy in my trailer.

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I am in and out of my trailer for a few days on and off. I am curious, do you leave your water heater on if you are going for a couple days or turn it off and then back on every time?
If I was gone for a few days I would probably shut it down, but it uses very little propane when on propane, If your on CG electric I would leave it on and not worry. But shutting it off is probably the safest....
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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If I am gone for a length of time I turn it off and turn off water if connected. I am a little more cautious.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:13 PM   #5
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If I'm leaving my trailer for over 2 hours I turn off the water heater and turn off the water also.
If I'm working out of town and living in my trailer I turn off the water heater when I go to bed also. It's only 6 gallons and heats up very fast.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
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Like FRRVR, I always turn off the water heater (both gas and electric) and the water at the outside spigot if I am going to be out of the RV for longer than just the day. If a water pipe breaks you will not flood the RV and ruin the water heater by heating it when it is empty.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #7
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X2 I turn off the water at spigot and turn off water heater..
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:30 PM   #8
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I leave my water turned on when hooked up and leave heater on as well. No different than my house... we are camping right now and I left my water on at home. If there is a fire the plastic pex pipe melts and puts the fire out.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:49 PM   #9
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we are at a seasonal and also hit the road.
i turn mine on when we first get there after checking the water levels and turn it off if leaving but not hauling. if we are there and going to haul I put it on propane so we have hot water along the way (never know when nature strikes DW).
if we are not going to be around for 3 or more days, we shut the hot water off. we also turn the water off in case we spring a leak while we are gone.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:56 PM   #10
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I turn mine on before I plan on using hot water. Then turn it off when I'm done. Turn water pump off if we're leaving the trailer (we're almost always NOT on city water) for a while. Turn pump off when we go to bed.

I left the WH on when we first got the TT and the "firing up" noise woke me (it's right near our bed on my side) up. Prefer to know nothing will be "firing up" while I'm sleeping!
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