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Old 07-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Gas hot water System

Hi, we are new to this free camping and have purchased a Jayco Heritage poptop tandem. Our second Jayco van (previously had a 1985 family poptop). We have totally setup for free camping. I have just installed all LED internal and external lighting to save battery life and all work perfectly well with great light output.

I have one question regarding the Gas hot water system. Should I leave the heater switch in the on position or can I turn it on when we are requiring hot water as it is instant gas hot water and turn it off when we don't need it? And the same for the 12 volt water pump? Just wondering waht others do in their travels.

First trip is up around Innaminka and Birdsville so free camping along the way is a must. Look forward to your replies.

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Old 07-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #2
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Turn 'em on and leave 'em on as long as you are at the site. You may want to turn them off if you are not going to be there for a few hours.

Unless.......I guess this may be a hot water system that does not have a tank based on your description. If that is the case and it is an instant heat system you may as well leave it off until needed. It shouldn't make any difference to the system either way.

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Thanks TNChuck. Yeah it is tankless. Thats what I was thinking. Turn it on when I need it. Just thinking of saving some power also as it is electric ignition.
Cheers. Steve K
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