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Old 12-12-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Water Heater Gas and Electric

Can you use gas and electric at the same time?
What heats up quicker gas or electric?

Obviously when I have full hook up I rather use their electric instead of my gas.
It's cold this weekend for Florida standards and my women don't want to walk to the showers. It is somewhat of a hike. All Yankees please refrain from mocking us Floridian's.
I'm just curious if you could use both and would the recovery time be quicker.
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Yes, you can use both at the same time. The recovery will be a lot faster.

Have you considered long johns for the long cold trip to the shower?
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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Yes, you can use both at the same time. The recovery will be a lot faster.

Have you considered long johns for the long cold trip to the shower?
What Lloyd said on both subjects..
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:40 PM   #4
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x3. I always run mine on both during periods of high demand. Recovery is much quicker and have never run out of hot water. I turn gas off when away or don't need hot water.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:18 AM   #5
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We are in Florida right now and it is pretty chilly. It was in the low forties inside our trailer this morning when I got up (we don't run the furnace overnight). I run the furnace for a bit in the morning to warm the place up. I am running the hot water on gas right now because the fireplace is also on!
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:56 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone. I ran them both last night just while we were showering and it worked great. I shut the water heater off at night because that red light drives me nuts. And I only have it in when we need it. I'm too chicken to leave things on when we are gone. I even shut off the water when we go on our day trips.
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Thank you everyone. I ran them both last night just while we were showering and it worked great. I shut the water heater off at night because that red light drives me nuts. And I only have it in when we need it. I'm too chicken to leave things on when we are gone. I even shut off the water when we go on our day trips.
LOL. I do the same thing. Those red lights bug me at night too. I turn on the electric when I get up. When we leave for the day, the water heater is off, close the awning, and shut off water.
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When we leave to do some sight-seeing I also shut off the water to the camper...We had a neighbor at a campground a couple of years ago that left the water on to their camper and when they got back from a day away from the camper it was flooded...One of the kids either left some water running in the camper or they had a leak not sure which, but everything inside their 5er was soaked... After that I have always shut off the water, when we leave...
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With our first TT we went for a hike and came back to a waterfall coming out of the back of our TT. A hose line to the water heater popped off and flooded everything.
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With our first TT we went for a hike and came back to a waterfall coming out of the back of our TT. A hose line to the water heater popped off and flooded everything.
Exactly why I turn mine off if going away for the day.
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