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post #34 of Old 02-10-2012
tomperanteau
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The way we work it, is that we have a six gallon heater that is engine/electric. We run the engine rarely to charge the batteries and heat water. Do them both concurrently to save diesel. Although we have solar, a good charge twice a week with the diesel at idle is a help. Sponge baths between times. This is our plan when we want to conserve. While on shore power, we bathe at the marina or switch on the electric side.

We consider the six gallon tank to be additional water storage, so it's not wasted space.

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