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Old 12-29-2016, 01:37 PM   #1
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2-way hot water tank option

Can someone explain what the 2-way hot water tank upgrade option entails? What is in the standard build and what are the advantages of the upgrade?

We are working on our 19' build sheet. Any replies appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:47 PM   #2
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The standard water heater is propane only. The 2 way heater heats with propane or electricity or both at the same time. We have the 2 way on our current trailer and will again when we order our new trailer. I will admit in the 6 years of owning a FG trailer we have never run out water heater on propane.
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it's worth it. saves propane when you have an electric hook-up. gives you options.

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:57 PM   #4
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The dual fuel refers to either wood or coal fired. While wood is more available everywhere you go, we find the coal to burn longer, requiring less feeding. I prefer the dual fuel water heater, even if it is that 120V/propane one Steve refers to.
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The dual fuel refers to either wood or coal fired. While wood is more available everywhere you go, we find the coal to burn longer, requiring less feeding. I prefer the dual fuel water heater, even if it is that 120V/propane one Steve refers to.
I too like the coal option the best. Only drawback is where to store the shovel used to feed the water heater. Where do you store yours, Jim?
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:10 PM   #6
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Where do you store yours, Jim?
The same place I store the one to shovel the...er...."stuff" I put out there.
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I too like the coal option the best. Only drawback is where to store the shovel used to feed the water heater. Where do you store yours, Jim?
Hi: Zardoz... Alf
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Living just 4 miles north of the Union Pacific main line that hauls millions of tons of coal annually out of Wyoming, east to where it is used to fire the giant steel mills in Ohio and Pennsylvania, i simply wait until the steam locomotives stop for water, put down my spray paint cans and climb the side of a coal car and fill a gunny sack full of coal ( about 225 lbs) and climb back down with the bag over my shoulder. That coal heats my Escape water for a whole weekend. It is CLEAN coal! I haul it home over the handlebars of my Schwinn bicycle,
4 miles up hill.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:52 PM   #9
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It is CLEAN coal! I haul it home over the handlebars of my Schwinn bicycle,
4 miles up hill.
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I thought you were using it with your Stanley Steamer?
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Burns too hot for the steamer and the Case Traction engine, I like Locust
for that. Used to use coal in the stoves at the ice Rinks in Fairmont Park in Council Bluffs,
Iowa though. Cherry Red IS a color of hot iron.
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