Water heater — electric or propane, or both?

Dear RV Doctor,I have a Jayco trailer that has a dual electric/propane water heater. The propane heats the water faster, but the electric is at no cost to us when using the power that our state park provides. We don’t need hot water right away, so we have been using the electric mode for the first year we have used... Read More

Water heater not hot when on electric — What’s wrong?

By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,I have a hot water tank that runs on electric or propane and after a couple years it no longer heats with electric. Any suggestions? —Barbara Dear Barbara,I am assuming that you have... Read More

RV water heater won’t stay lit. RVer asks for help

This is a question from a reader to Chris Dougherty, Certified RV Technician, when he was our technical editor   Dear Chris,My automatic ignition hot water heater in our motor home ignites but won’t stay on. It tries several times and then quits. Any suggestions? —Don   Dear Don, This is a result of the control board not sensing the flame,... Read More