Which is why it is important to be smart about your first sound of purchases. Certain products are integral to a wholesome caravanning experience, and investing in these first is always a good idea. Of these, the first ones to buy are those that will remain compatible with any future upgrades to your caravan. Hot water systems that run on both gas and electricity are a star feature on this list. Here’s why you should get both gas and electric caravan hot water systems:
1.Unpowered sites? No problem!
The core purpose of caravanning is defeated if your rig isn’t self-reliant. Add to this the basic human instinct to want to be comfortable, and we have a bit of a problem. Gas and electric hot water systems offer a middle path. Because they can run on gas, you can have access to hot water even if you’re parked at an unpowered site or don’t want to pay the extra buck for a power hook-up.
2.Fits right into the idea of a ‘minimal’ motorhome…
If your hot water system is compatible with both gas and electricity, you have the option of keeping your motorhome basic to begin with. For instance, you don’t have to invest in a solar power setup or leisure batteries if you don’t want to. You’ll still have hot water because the HWS will function on a gas bottle alone.
3.And yet, a smooth transition to state-of-the-art!
Whenever you decide to go for the next round of upgrades for your caravan or motorhome, you won’t have to worry about replacing its original innards. Because you have a gas and electric hot water system, the moment you install solar panels or buy a leisure battery, you can enjoy quick and consistent water heating in the electric mode.
4.The freedom to go off-the-grid for extended periods of time.
Whether it’s an Outback adventure that you have in mind, or just a week’s worth of peace and quiet at your nearest nature reserve, you’ll always have the freedom to enjoy a hot shower. Because your hot water system can run on gas, the kind of caravanning holidays you take won’t just be limited to planned excursions and powered caravan parks.
5.A no-nonsense solution to varying water temperatures.
This is where the electric mode of your hot water system comes in handy. Water temperatures vary from season to season, and from place to place. The gas mode of your hot water system will help you enjoy hot showers while you’re off the grid, but it is the electric mode that will ensure that cold water doesn’t take ages to heat, and you don’t have to put up with a lukewarm shower just because you were short on time.
Essentially, gas and electric hot water systems are a smart choice of gear for your caravan or motorhome. They will help you glide through demanding weather conditions and power shortages without missing out on hot water, and make future upgrades to your caravan easier on the pocket. So before budget constraints put a halt to your motorhome accessories shopping spree, consider investing in a good quality gas and electric hot water system.
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.