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Old 05-14-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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Need to replace water heater in '77 argosy 28'

Water heater appears to be leaking in '77 argosy 28' rear bathroom. It appears that the gas line and water lines need to be disconnected then it comes out as one peice by removing screws in the outside access door.Are there any tricks or anything I need to be aware of? Also were do I find a new one or a used one in good condition?
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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I just did one in my '74 AS 31'. Yes, disconnect gas line, undo plumbing, unscrew from outside. I have heard that some have a mounting bracket under the tank but mine did not. Removal is pretty easy once you cut through the caulk and sealants. For replacement I went to camping world outlet center in Bowling Green KY. They have a scratch and dent section w/full warranty for about 1/3 the price.

Do your self a favor, before you install the new unit make sure you have your plumbing in order inside, as there is very little room to manuever on ce the new unit is in.

The other issue I had was refitting my stainless outside access door to the new unit. I did it but it took a little doing. I just could hang a white or painted access door when I have the stainless option. Dig around here and look for Overlander63, he has pictures and basic instructions for R&R listed.

It is really a pretty simple job, but plan the better part of a day to get it done.

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