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Old 02-27-2016, 09:27 AM   #51
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95% of our camping is boondocking at race tracks. 2 adults, 3 teens. I use the tried and true military shower..... IF they want a nice long hot shower they can use the shower house if there is one.

What is a military shower?

An initial thirty seconds or so are used to get wet, followed by soap and lather without running water, which is then rinsed off in a minute or less. The total time for the water being on is typically under two minutes. Navy showers originated on naval ships, where supplies of fresh water were often scarce.
Military Shower,,, Right On !!!

That is the way I shower @ home in the summer,,, I see no reason to dump 10 gallons in the Septic Tank,,, when I can do a very good job with 2 or 3 gallons !!! Winter,,, need a little warm water running to keep warm !!!
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We use electric to heat our water for the most part but if we plan on using a lot of hot water we will switch it to propane, it reheats the water much faster than electric.
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We always use ele when in a campgrounds,,, we even cook with ele,,,I see no sense in using propane when there is ele available !!! We are paying for it weather we use it or not !!!
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We always use ele when in a campgrounds,,, we even cook with ele,,,I see no sense in using propane when there is ele available !!! We are paying for it weather we use it or not !!!

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We use electric to heat our water for the most part but if we plan on using a lot of hot water we will switch it to propane, it reheats the water much faster than electric.
We also use electricity to heat water. If we plan on using a lot of hot water, we don't switch to propane... we add propane and heat water with both sources simultaneously. With a 10 gallon tank and usually just DW and me, we need to do this very infrequently.
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We also use electricity to heat water. If we plan on using a lot of hot water, we don't switch to propane... we add propane and heat water with both sources simultaneously. With a 10 gallon tank and usually just DW and me, we need to do this very infrequently.
10 gallons is a lot of water,,, ours is 5 gallons !!!
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Replace both hi limit switches that are no doubt 130 degree with 142 degree switches and use both propane and electric at the same time.
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10 gallons is a lot of water,,, ours is 5 gallons !!!

This is the first 10 gal. tank we've had... others were 6. I've never seen a 5 gal. water heater.


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This is the first 10 gal. tank we've had... others were 6. I've never seen a 5 gal. water heater.


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We made it with 6 but were happy to see our new trailer came with a 10.


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