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Old 09-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Gas water heater question

I'm out boon docking right now and am wondering, is it better to turn water heater on before each use, (breakfast/ dinner dishes and shower) or just leave the unit on?

The unit is only a gas water heater, not an electric/gas system.

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Old 09-12-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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Most of my camping is in the boondocks.
I allways leave it on.
It might cost more propane to keep heating the water over and over again than just maintaining the temp.

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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Hi Roger, welcome to FiberglassRV. To answer your question, it may have more to do with the time lag between doing dishes and taking a shower. Some folks do it within a couple of hours and some wait 12-18 hours. AND what water temp you want...
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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When I light mine I tend to leave it on - to much bother to keep lighting and I dont think it takes much propane to keep it warm.
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