Originally Posted by robwok
The water heater in my 64 is in the bathroom, under a cabinet. My family likes long hot showers, so my wife has requested the 10 gallon hot water heater. I've read all the pros and cons and still don't think I like the idea of a tankless in the AS. Even in a home, the best tankless systems still have a small 10 gallon HW heater in line to help overcome the issues.
Looking at the 6 and 10 gallon, does anyone know if I'll have issues getting the 10 gallon into the AS? Can I do it from the outside, or will I have to remove half the bathroom cabinets?
Our '63 came with a 10 gallon water heater. I'm working on a '63 Bambi that has/had a 10 gallon as well. Your '64 should
also have come with a 10, unless it was a "base model", and then I still think it had a 10. IIRC, the 6 gallon was a 16x16 hole in the side of the trailer, and a 10 gallon was a 16x18 hole.
You will need to disconnect the water heater from inside, then unscrew all the screws on the outside. LP also disconnects from the outside. I was able to get the 10 gallon water heater out through the outside on both the Bambi and our Overlander. I put a 6 back in our Overlander, and had to plate over some of the area no longer filled by the 10. When I had to install the water heater in our Sovereign
, I put a 10 in, and have not been sorry.