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Old 04-16-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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Replacement water heater, which one?

This seems to be the year to replace everything on the motorhome.

Apparently I didn't winterize properly and our Atwood water heater is leaking from several locations. So...any suggestions on which water heater would be a good replacement?

We want to keep the electronic start feature and have also been considering getting one with an electric option so we can get how water without using propane.

One thing I don't want to deal with is the auxillary heat lines coming from the engine. I plan on eliminating that feature as well as removing the auxilliary heater under the couch.

Any suggestions?!

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Old 04-16-2010, 05:22 AM   #2
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Here are three choices (Really two, from three different sources):

Atwood RV Water Heater on Sale

Atwood Water Heaters - Product - Camping World

Atwood 6 Gal Water heater Gas and Electric 80-1350 - $0.00 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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Another source - includes free shipping.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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I agree with your reasoning Brad. My choice for w/h is propane & electric. By doing away with the motor-aided w/h you'll find you use less propane when you are parked. The electric does well when you have hook-ups, and can be supplemented with LP if necessary. Doing away with motor-aided gives less opportunity for failure of hoses and other components that could result in an engine melt-down too. Simpler is better. Especially in motorhomes.
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Brad,
I replaced our water heater a few years ago. Check with PPL Motorhomes. They are in Houston, TX. They seem to have some of the best prices anywhere.
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Thanks All for the replies. Looking at the links above and talking it over with Susan we ended up buying one off of eBay for $400 plus shipping. It is a propane/electric with electronic start. It arrived in 2 days and looks exactly like we wanted. It didn't come with the outside door, nor did it come with the switch for controlling electric/propane option. I found that for $12 shipped via eBay as well.

Now to install it.....

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Brad,
I had to hijack your thread to send you a couple of pictures of what I am looking for.
You will notice in the first picture that there is a rectangular aluminum end on the black plastic trim to the left. On the right there is only the two pop rivets remaining where the trim end used to be.
In the second picture the green tinted pane is the one I need.
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