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Old 09-27-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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Rheem 110v electric hot water tank......

Has anybody tried this hot water tank by Rheem, like the size and price.

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Old 09-27-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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Rheem builds good stuff. I would have to compare it to this one: Whirlpool at Lowe's: 6-Gallon Electric Water Heater. Both Reheem and Whirlpool built appliances in Fort Smith, Arkansas for years. Of course, no idea where these were made.

I looked at small electric water heaters a few years ago when the one in the Trade Wind started leaking. I was surprised at the current price of the Whirlpool, much less the Rheem. There is no reason to pay RV prices for what is basically a home or office product. At least shop around.
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Rheem builds good stuff. I would have to compare it to this one: Whirlpool at Lowe's: 6-Gallon Electric Water Heater. Both Reheem and Whirlpool built appliances in Fort Smith, Arkansas for years. Of course, no idea where these were made.

I looked at small electric water heaters a few years ago when the one in the Trade Wind started leaking. I was surprised at the current price of the Whirlpool, much less the Rheem. There is no reason to pay RV prices for what is basically a home or office product. At least shop around.
I'm restoring a 1955 airstream and I don't want to cut a large hole for the Atwood hot water tank, so I'm looking at the small electric heater. Was looking at the RV-500 Propane Tankless which I think is the only tankless one that is certified for RV's but its over $1000.00, a big price for instant hot water.
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I'm restoring a 1955 airstream and I don't want to cut a large hole for the Atwood hot water tank, so I'm looking at the small electric heater. Was looking at the RV-500 Propane Tankless which I think is the only tankless one that is certified for RV's but its over $1000.00, a big price for instant hot water.
I looked at the same instant heater. I like the idea, but would have to go though a lot of hot water for the price difference.

Does your 55 not have a water heater already? I was assuming that you were looking for a replacement and considering your options. My 67 is as old as I can claim any expertise at all.
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If you are going 110v why not use a 110 volt single source tankless heater. (around $200.00) I use one plumbed in front of the suburban water heater so the water is heated before it goes into the tank. The suburban maintains the hot water and I can still use the suburban propane heater when dry docked. The tankess workes great, I get all of the hot water I want. The only draw back is that the plumbing inside the tankless is small diameter and the flow is reduced. If possible I plug the camper into the 50 amp and the water heater into the 30 amp and it works great.
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Does your 55 not have a water heater already? I was assuming that you were looking for a replacement and considering your options. My 67 is as old as I can claim any expertise at all.
Starting to look for the 55, looking at electrical hot water tanks at the moment, I just don't want to cut a large hole for a propane heater, want to keep the outside looking vintage. Looking at a Isotemp Isotemp Marine Water Heaters requires only 8 amps.
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If you are going 110v why not use a 110 volt single source tankless heater. (around $200.00) I use one plumbed in front of the suburban water heater so the water is heated before it goes into the tank. The suburban maintains the hot water and I can still use the suburban propane heater when dry docked. The tankess workes great, I get all of the hot water I want. The only draw back is that the plumbing inside the tankless is small diameter and the flow is reduced. If possible I plug the camper into the 50 amp and the water heater into the 30 amp and it works great.
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