The first one has to do with your hot water heater. If your unit is a dual operating type (AC and Propane) force your unit to use AC whenever possible by shutting off your propane tanks. Turn your hot water heater off overnight. The tank will keep the water hot to warm all night.
But your comment is, how will I cook anything? The answer to that follows.
As mentioned in the features of the cooktop you must use cookware that a magnet will stick to. Most cookware today is aluminum and so would not work. You do not need a completely new set of cookware just enough to get by with using the induction cooktop.
Some of the features of this innovative oven are shown below;
Second is to use induction cooking. An induction cooktop uses magnetic energy to heat and cook whatever is in a pot or pan that a magnet can stick to. For example, this Deluxe Burton Induction Cooktop is what I have and it works just great. This is what it looks like;
|Deluxe Burton Induction Cooktop|
Here are some of the features of this Induction Cooktop ;
Here is an example of Induction Cookware shown below;
Any cookware will work as long as a refrigerator magnet will stick to the bottom of the pan or pot. Here is a chance to go to Goodwill or other secondhand shop and make a killing on induction ready cookware. Just be sure to bring your refrigerator magnet with you.
But you are a baker by trade and need to often use the oven that came with your Rig for that purpose. What are you to do? Well let's look at a solution called the Infrared Countertop Oven shown below;
|Infrared Countertop Oven|
So now we have the baking taken care of and we are not cooking with gas but electricity and so are saving gas and bucks ($).
I heard you lady in the back row. You are cold at night and need some heat so turning off the Propane gas is not an option. Let's look at some options here as well.
You could put one of these Mattress Heating Pads on your bed and plug into electric and sleep warm as toast all night. These heated pads come in all the popular sizes King, Queen, and Twin. I have shown the queen size below;
|Mattress Heating Pads|
Because heat rises this mattress type heating pad is much better than a heating blanket and will use less power to keep you toasty warm during the cold night.
Ah, but you need to heat the Rig so you need more power, I mean heat. Then you want a Ceramic Space Heater This type of heater generates a lot of heat for very little electricity used. The one pictured below is what I use. I have a 30ft TT and use two of the Ceramic Heaters. One blowing toward the bedroom and one in the living room blowing toward the kitchen. These heaters will cook you out of the Rig, they can generate so much heat. I winter camp in North Texas and it can get below freezing, as we all found out in the winter of 2013/2014. But even though my water hose froze outside, inside we were as warm as toast. Shown below is the Space Heater I have;
If you have a four-legged friend (Furkid) traveling with you, please take note: this unit comes with Auto Shut-Off. If the Ceramic Heater is tipped over the heater shuts off automatically. This is a very important feature if you are traveling with four-footed friends. There are some clumsy two-legged friends out there as well.
Again I remind you that these LP Gas saving tips only work if you have access to a power pedestal so you can get AC power. With these hints, the Propane Gas becomes the backup plan and not the main source of energy for your Rig. I know from experience that these hints and tips will work.
Until next time.
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