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Old 08-05-2006, 10:43 AM   #1
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1960 17' Pacer
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Bowen Water Heater

During my recent vacation, my Bowen water heater blew out. The problem orginially started when I was not able to light the water heater with the pilot and had to use a lighter on the burner when I switched from pilot to on.

Anyway, on vacation, I was using the water heater and when it cylced while my wife was showering the water heater pretty much blew up.

I took it to a RV service center and they indicated that there are no parts for the water heater. I then found a Bowen water heater on Ebay with the same model number.

My question is, can the parts such as thermocoupler, pilot, etc be switched from the Bowen water heater I bought to the one in the trailer. The tank is in good condition, and if I don't have to switch the water tank out, I would be much happier.


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Old 08-05-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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Several years ago I replaced my heater controls . Mine is a '76 Bowen , model G10B. Not sure if they are the same but I suspect that they are.Anyway here are the numbers if they help.
Main control = Robertshaw unitrol R103RVTS pn 80-8402
pilot assembly= pn60-8494 ( also 91603)
burner = 92615
pressure relief = 80-8402
It was about 150 bucks for the above . Good luck

PS bought them thru a generic RV dealer
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