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Old 01-23-2016, 12:07 PM   #41
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While I appreciate the idea that if a person is paying for an electric hookup then he might as well get his money's worth; however, running an electric water heater 24/7 because you can doesn't seem very earth friendly.

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Do you shut off the water heater in your stick built house? The electric side (like the propane side) of the water heater has a thermostat that shuts it off when the water is hot. The tank is well insulated, so the actual on time is minimal.

As to the modification to switch it off & on within the trailer, this is not done to the wiring IN the water heater, but to the wiring TO the water heater. As Jim stated, it will have no effect on the manufacturer's warranty.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:28 PM   #42
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Don't heat my water at home with electricity, too inefficient.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:56 PM   #43
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Then there's the tankless water heaters now that only operate on demand. Thinking about one of those when I replace the house system. I'd like to see those in the RV options someday soon.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:27 PM   #44
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Had one in my Lance, not to practical as they use more water.
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:04 PM   #45
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Not that great Greg. Mine took 30secs + to get hot h2o to tap. Every. Time. Plus it was difficult to get a steady luke warm temp, for say washing the dog.
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Thanks, Bruce,

That's good information.
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Here is a "smart phone" blue tooth battery monitor, no wiring needed.....Batterycheck - Wireless RV & Marine Battery Management.
does anyone have this?

is it any good?

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I installed it in BlackJack, worked perfect, going to get another one for my 19' Prairie Schooner.
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Does it work when you don't have cell service? Most of my boondocking occurs where there isn't cell coverage.
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