Originally Posted by CanoeStream
Gene, our morning and night usage pattern is quite similar to yours.
overlander63 has spent significant time fulltiming in his Airstreams. Think I recall him once saying that he went months and longer before turning of his propane HWH. Never had a problem.
Biob, usually I can figure out a typo, but not this time—is the bold word "off" or "on"? I guess it is "on", but maybe he likes cold showers.
We turn on the water heater first thing in the morning. Turn it off as soon as we can—usually can wash dishes after it is off. At lunch time the water is still pretty hot. Then sometime in the evening we turn it on for dishwashing. We may take showers at any time of the day, so we may already have it on. Seems to take about 5 minutes to heat up. When daytime temps are in the mid 90's, we might not need to turn it on at all in the afternoon, but if we do, I'm sure it doesn't use use much propane.
During the shoulder seasons things are different, but by degrees.
And sometimes the water source is really, really cold, and that also makes a difference.