Hardwiring something into already existing electrical system sounds like a lot of headache to you and instead you’d rather add additional gas sources and batteries??
Just my opinion.. My tankless has/propane has proven robust. Batteries? 2 "D" cell duracells for ignition built into the heater. Propane? doesnt everybody have that for a stove anyway. It just how I choose to do it. And yes I have 640 watts of panel and 2D storage battery supplying a 2000 watt converter so ya I thought about an electric heater as well.Hardwiring something into already existing electrical system sounds like a lot of headache to you and instead you’d rather add additional gas sources and batteries??
And a tankless water heater is less than 300 dollars...Using stored or off-grid electricity for any usage involving heat production
is much more expensive and complex than just burning fuel directly.
Thousands of full-timers get by just fine on less than 20-30Ah per day of electricity.
People trying to duplicate the USian S&B dwelling lifestyle in a mobile context mostly end up in serviced campgrounds, or carrying around a generator and its fuel.
Not saying one set of choices is "better" than the other, but noobs often just don't understand just how energy frugal a "tread lightly on this earth" travel lifestyle really is.
No.Propane? doesnt everybody have that for a stove anyway.
Exactly! I agree 100%No.
With the low cost of solar and the advent of Li batteries it is quite viable to have no propane or butane and go all electric and diesel.
We are part way there, others are well in front of us with this transition.
Hot water and central heating are diesel or engine waste heat. At times of plenty of sun, hot water can be electric (1,000W immersion element in 22L storage tank). Fridge and freezer are compressor. Our cooking is still propane, but the usage is down to about 1kg per month full time on the road.
The next step is to get rid of the gas and go induction cook top via solar and inverter.
Not anymore really... With the advances in solar efficiency, affordability, and the ability to draw lithiums down really low without damaging them, more and more folks are going with induction cook stops and getting rid of propane all together.Propane? doesnt everybody have that for a stove anyway.