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Old 07-06-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Get Your Extra AMPS

You soon figure out that 30 amps doesn’t go very far. Picking up some extra amps is easy if you have easy access to your water heater as I do. Install this electric cable hatch near your water heater.
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Get a 12 gauge extension cord.Now unplug your water heater from its outlet and plug it into the extension cord.The extension cord plugs into the 20 amp outlet in the power pedestal.The extra amps make all the difference in the world.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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couldn't you get the same result by just turning off the water heater elec power (switch) and using propane?
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:40 AM   #3
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couldn't you get the same result by just turning off the water heater elec power (switch) and using propane?
You can but the electricity is included in the camping fee and the propane is not.
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I always run the fridge and water heater on propane. They use so little and I don't have to "worry" about managing the 30 amps while camping.
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Technically you can do the same with the fridge.


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Old 07-10-2016, 11:05 PM   #6
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Why not just run the water heater when you need it? An hour or so in the morning for showers, and hour or so at night for cooking.
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We just discovered this on our last trip! Run it until it's hot in the morning to wash the breakfast dishes, and the tank stays hot all day!

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I always run the fridge and water heater on propane. They use so little and I don't have to "worry" about managing the 30 amps while camping.
I don't "worry" about it, I manage it. With 2 adults and three grandkids we use plenty of hot water. That would be a lot of propane and the electricity is included in the camp fee. This way I can just plug it in and forget it.
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Why not just run the water heater when you need it? An hour or so in the morning for showers, and hour or so at night for cooking.
Convenience. Running in and out to turn on/off the water heater and that's if I remember to do so. Two adults and three grandkids. Just plug it in and forget it. This works for me. I thought I would just share it.
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Convenience. Running in and out to turn on/off the water heater and that's if I remember to do so. Two adults and three grandkids. Just plug it in and forget it. This works for me. I thought I would just share it.
Install a switch inside:
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