We nearly always camp where there is electric hook-ups, and rarely use the propane. Primarily it is for the stove, but we also have an electric frying pan and a microwave
, plus a grill. We have used the hot water heater a few times for washing dishes, but have only used the shower a couple times. Most campgrounds have roomier facilities than our small camper anyway.
What is making us consider going to all electric is the silly alarms. Our camper has a CO2 alarm and a VOC alarm. They are a pain to shut off and very annoying. The VOC alarm has gone off when deodorant was applied. Stick deodorant!! http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/i...milies/mad.gif
Now I have to go to the far end or step outside to roll it on. If I forget, I have to crouch down to the panel to shut it off, and if the alarm condition is still active, I have to disable the electric power to it. We have an expensive three way power refrigerator
that I have barely had on gas long enough to verify that it works, when an electric refrigerator
is quite cheap, whether AC or DC or both. For all we use the gas, it might as well not be there. If we do go somewhere that doesn't have power and plan to stay there for long, we can take our emergency generator
, but it hasn't been needed so far. When traveling and we stop, we have been happy with battery
power. The only time we had any slight problem was stopping once when it was warm and the fans barely managed to keep us cool.
We are talking about going all electric with a couple extra batteries, a PV panel on the roof and a small generator
for those times when the batteries can't keep up with the load. The stove can be replaced by our trusty electric pan and a hot plate. For hot water, we can use a pan. And we may add a small tent/shower stall outside if needed. We have used a small electric heater that was much quieter than the gas furnace
So we see no need for gas, and can skip the gas lines, some of the plumbing and most importantly the false alarms.