Originally Posted by BronYAur
I'm looking to buy an Airstream here soon but, there is one concern that I'm having, their is no water heater. Is there a specific type of water heater I need or can I just go buy one at my local Lowes/hardware store?
If you're starting with no water heater at all, first find out what kind normally comes with the trailer. Most likely Suburban or Atwood, in either a 6-gallon or 10-gallon size. Unless the trailer has been completely gutted and you're starting from scratch, it will be easier to do an in-kind replacement.
You'll also have a choice of propane-only or combination propane-electric. I'm a big fan of propane-electric. More capabilities, more options. If I have a campsite with 30-amp electric, I can save propane. If I'm boondocking, I can save my batteries. If I want hot water faster, I can use propane and electric at the same time to heat the water more quickly.
By the way, welcome to the AirForums. We're glad to have you with us.