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Old 08-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hotwater Problems

I have a Jayco Melbourne 29D. My hotwater tank produces hotwater when running on Propane but when on electric it takes a very long time to produce very little hotwater.
Can anyone point me in the direction to remedy this problem?
Thank you!

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Old 08-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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I run mine on propane, even with Full H/U. I find propane heats water quicker and the recovery time is faster too.

Could you just be experiencing the inefficiency of using the water heater on Elec?

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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I don't think so... It's a relatively small tank and a pretty big element (for the tank size).
When you run the generator and turn on on the electric hot water, do you hear the generator load up?
How long is a "long time" when waiting for the water to heat?
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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I agree that the water might heat faster on propane but I have never had a problem with my water not heating when using the electric element if I have full hookup I always use the electric side only use propane when I dont have hookups. The OP didnt say if he had electric hookup or if he was using a Generator
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