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Old 06-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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We leave ours on while travelling as well.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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The new DSI water heater will work while traveling, the same goes for the refrigerator. The old style appliances has pilot lights that would get blown out while driving.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #13
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Traveling with the hot water heater lighted is not recommended. The flame is not protected like the refrigerator and would likely blow out. So you should turn it off prior to pulling out from your camp site. It is OK to travel with the refrigerator on gas, just be careful about refueling stops. Don't worry about the water in the heater getting cold quickly, those heaters are well insulated and it would not long to get up to temperature once you get to your next destination.
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Thanks Chris, I will take care to travel with the hot water turned off. The good news is that we are able to travel with the refrigerator turned on.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #14
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My old popup's WH had a pilot that had to be pressed down while you lit it. Even after bleeding the lines as others have described it still took forever for it to light. I cut a old piece of PVC pipe so that I could wedge it in to hold the pilot knob down while I held the lighter to the pilot burner. Didn't make it light faster but it sure was easier on my hand.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #15
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My old popup's WH had a pilot that had to be pressed down while you lit it. Even after bleeding the lines as others have described it still took forever for it to light. I cut a old piece of PVC pipe so that I could wedge it in to hold the pilot knob down while I held the lighter to the pilot burner. Didn't make it light faster but it sure was easier on my hand.
hehehe...nice idea
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