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Old 03-30-2018, 06:55 AM   #21
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Ours gets turned on to get it hot when it's going to be used and then back off and off at night or if we leave the campground. Ours does not have a temperature adjustment and gets the water way too hot if left on. We use it in the electric mode.
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During the spring, summer & fall, I host at state park campgrounds. My campsite & electric is comp'd, so I leave it (and my refrig. on electric) all the time. At my winter seasonal site, my electric is billed separately, so I turn it off at night - back on in the morning. I've found that the water stays warm enough over night to was hands etc. I'd like to think that saves a little $$, but can't be sure.
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I would think leaving the hot water heater on 24/7 would speed up the formation of deposits on the bottom of the hot water tank---especially if you camp in locations with very hard water.

Many of the areas where we camp have very, very hard water. So we can enjoy the benefits of using soft water like we do at home (to include reducing deposits in our hot water tank), we use a small, 8,000 grain water softener with our trailer. Works great.
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My 1999 been on from April 1 to November 1 since it was pulled from the lot. No issues with the hard water here. Good friends with the guy who bought it from me and it's still all original except the converter. Lol
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Of course there are always exceptions, but I have found that I have much more difficulty with appliances/items that I rarely use than the ones that I use all of the time.
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What do you guys do??
I guess one could make a case for either method. For me it stays on. I would forget to turn it on and have a cold shower. I forget as it is...

I've found the water heaters to be pretty efficient little units. The water stays hot for several hours after it's turned off.
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