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theoldwizard1

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Posted: 09/12/20 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your typical gas or gas/electrical RV water heater seems to be the source of a lot of "heartburn" for many people ! Seeing as most people do NOT boondock (or only occasionally) has anyone considered switching to a domestic hot water heater ?

Westinghouse makes a 10 gallon stainless steel 10 Gal. 1440 Watt water heater. It probably will not fit in the same space as your current water heater and it will take more than 1 hour to heat a full tank, but it should be hassle free. Most 2000W generators should be able to run it.

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Suburban and Atwood have both proven to be very good and highly reliable water heaters. Yes, there are instances of some issues. But a small percentage I think. My 13 yr old Suburban still works fine. I don’t see need to complicate the issue with something that may have its own problems in addition to a custom installation.

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There are plenty of RV propane/electric water heaters available in 10 gallons.
Mine runs fine 15+ years now.


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Posted: 09/12/20 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Few folks post Positive things cause not a problem

Negative posts are looking for HELP therefore it SEEMS like lots of troublesome water heaters, furnaces, water pumps, fill valves, fridges, AAVs, ATS, etc etc etc

My 13 year water heater, furnace, fridge, etc are OEM and no parts replaced
Did have ATS issue.....solved that with a manual transfer switch
And did replace both AAVs cause OEM were cheap


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BB_TX wrote:

Suburban and Atwood have both proven to be very good and highly reliable water heaters.

Good to get positive feedback !

My daughter's Attwood never has run right since the first day the bought their Jayco. It would light once, but almost never re-light until you cycled the power switch. 3 trips back to the dealer and over $100 out of pocket for "igniter adjustment" and they gave up. If they want hot water, they have to keep cycling the power switch.

Very strange.

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BB_TX wrote:

Suburban and Atwood have both proven to be very good and highly reliable water heaters. Yes, there are instances of some issues. But a small percentage I think. My 13 yr old Suburban still works fine. I don’t see need to complicate the issue with something that may have its own problems in addition to a custom installation.


Same here. I've had zero issues with the water heater in my last two trailers. No reason to consider an alternative.


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My gas/electric water heater is 21 years old. Still works great.

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I would never give up the fast recovery of a gas hot water heater.


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How about a small electric tankless like the eemax


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Flan wrote:

How about a small electric tankless like the eemax

I have never heard a review that rates the adequate enough for a shower. At least not a 120V version.

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