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Old 06-02-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Hook-up Electric

We are new seasonal campers full hook-up. We will camp several weekends a month. Should we leave electronic on through the summer? So far we have been turning off, but this delays and is hard on refrigerator and hot water. What do you do?

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We are new seasonal campers full hook-up. We will camp several weekends a month. Should we leave electronic on through the summer? So far we have been turning off, but this delays and is hard on refrigerator and hot water. What do you do?

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I use my camper 7-8 times a year, but it is plugged in 100% of the time, I do run a dehumidifier 8 months out of the year down here. I see no problem with staying "hooked up" for the season. I would turn the hot water off if it's on electric and leave the fridge on it's lowest setting. Not sure why it would be hard on the hot water heater.
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There are a fair number of people that believe that leaving the fridge on all the time is a good thing, reduced wear and tear on the cooling system going from operating to not operating. I would cut power to the water heater and leave the fridge on normal setting, just make sure everything you want is off before leaving. When my unit is parked at home it is plugged in with the fridge on and A/C set on 78 to keep the interior temp at a reasonable level. About the only time we will unplug is a severe thunder storm threatens. I do have an EMS, but don't want to take chances.

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