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Old 01-12-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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water heater suggestions for 63 tradewind

any suggestions of a good gas water heater to put in my 63 tradewind? It currently has an electric.

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Old 01-12-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by durans54
any suggestions of a good gas water heater to put in my 63 tradewind? It currently has an electric.
Modern propane water heaters are basically all good units.
My suppplier said that he has less problems by a large margin with the Suburban models. So I bought one of them and am well satisfied.
I like the flush door system, makes it look a little more appropriate for the old 63. Although, it is really not sits flush in a frame that protrudes 1/4in from the skin.
You might take a look at your cutout, if you have one, and compare opening sizes to the available units. In my case, the 10gal Suburban was a very very close fit and only required a little amount of trimming. No patches needed.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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Agree ,suburbans are very good ,porcelin lined steel tank ,cannot corrode
and works great .Atwoods / bowen was another choice as Bowen was originally in my 60 as well as everyone elses I think at some point .I would
recommend a 10 gallon unit over the 6 if you like abit more hot water .We
have 2 kids so that means 4 short showers (with maybe 10 minutes in between each shower ).I love a hot shower ,especially when camping .
did alot of tent camping and backpacking etc before the tradewind came
along ,so Im enjoying that hot water and shower.

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Old 01-12-2007, 07:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I will look into those units

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