Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-12-2007, 02:53 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
acton
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 85
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.
__________________

__________________
durans54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 05:17 PM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,190
Bowen/Atwood 6 gallon LP water heater.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 05:19 PM   #3
Site Team
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,940
Images: 59
Suburban 6 gal DSI with electric element and flush door kit. SW6DE
__________________
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
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 flush..it 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.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1960 24' Tradewind
santa barbara , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,352
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.

Scott
__________________
scottanlily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
acton
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 85
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I will look into those units
__________________

__________________
durans54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water heater replacement Craig Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 36 12-18-2014 10:13 AM
Inside hot water heater cover davidz71 Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12 03-24-2008 09:11 PM
Cranky water heater. wyhjr Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 5 12-02-2002 10:01 PM
water heater bypass tomb 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 1 11-22-2002 02:04 PM
Hot Water Heater Exhaust Damage Road Ruler Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11 11-11-2002 03:27 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.