Hot water at high altitudes

ThermometerHave you noticed that your Campervan’s hot water isn’t quite so hot when you setup camp off-grid in the high country?

The efficiency of Propane-fuelled heating appliances decreases at altitudes above 600 metres (2000 ft). In our experience, our LPG-heated hot water becomes noticeably less hot once we are camped at altitudes above 800 metres. When camped at Jindabyne, for example, at 900 metres, our hot water is warm rather than hot.

Why is this so?

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