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Old 07-12-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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Electric water heater...

Quick it OK to leave the electric water heater running all the time? I am camped with full hookups and have it running so I always have hot water. Just wondering if it's OK.

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Old 07-12-2016, 06:31 PM   #2
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We do. Never had a problem with leaving it on while camped.

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Old 07-12-2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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It's OK.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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Been full timing for 2 years and leave it on electric all the time (except when traveling).
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #5
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It's made for that...and those hot water tanks are insulated and actually stay warm a pretty long time. You will find that when you are not drawing hot water...they don't come on near as much as you think...
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:44 PM   #6
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Just remember, same as a miniature house unit, left on for years!

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