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Old 10-13-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Need replacement W/H for '71 airstream

Hi, I need to get a new water heater for my 25 airstream trade wind. Do they only come in a gas model, or do some operate also when plugged into electricity?? i know most have an electronic ignition. Does anybody have a great source for parts. I know of outofdoors mart and inland rv in SoCal. Also, what do you think I'll have to pay to get a new one installed?? Ballpark figure of course!!
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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This is the one we installed - and the least expensive place we found to order it. This is a gas/electric model.

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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I got my Suburban NT-24SP furnace from Palomino Parts: 1047 E M86 - Colon, MI 49040 - 800 297 5830, I think it was under $300.00
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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Ganglin, you should know that during my online research I found that the model # 94186 atwood water heater you're recommending was recalled by Atwood for an internal gas leak problem. This online vendor shouldn't be selling this at all!

Here is the recall details.
Atwood Recall Campaign 08E040000 EQUIPMENT | AutoMD
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Ganglin, you should know that during my online research I found that the model # 94186 atwood water heater you're recommending was recalled by Atwood for an internal gas leak problem. This online vendor shouldn't be selling this at all!

Here is the recall details.
Atwood Recall Campaign 08E040000 EQUIPMENT | AutoMD

Thanks for posting this. I'd presume what they are selling today was mfg. after June 2008 - but it never hurts to call and ask them first. I'll have to check mine just to be sure though - it only impacted 1,731 units built between May 20 and June 9 2008. That's a pretty small window over 3 years ago. But, better safe than sorry as they say. Thanks again - appreciate the heads up.
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Atwood is the way to go.
Replace with same size (gallon for gallon) and it'll fit in the same opening.
Make sure you install a "leak-pan" under the new water heater (what was AS thinking?).
Combination gas/electric has the advantage of using shore power instead of propane, when convenient. They use quite a lot of propane. Make sure your electrical system can handle the additional 1500 watt load.
If you can't do it yourself, have an RV shop install it for you. They'll probably want to sell you one from their stock, though.
The only thing I didn't like about the new Atwood is they don't offer a chrome (or aluminum) exterior cover. White only. There's a marketing potential!
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