Hi, I was thinking of installing either a Lightning Rod or Hhot Rod 120 volt electric water heater conversion kit to my Safari. I thought this would be a nice quiet way to keep the water hot at night and/or to save on propane. My plan was to make a separate 20 AMP cord for this system so I wouldn't have to hack into my existing electrical system for a receptical and switch.
Now after going on the Atwood site and reading all of the reasons not to do it, I would like to hear from anyone who has installed one of these kits and what your experiences were good and bad.
(1.) Voids warranty..........................I'm out of warranty
(2.) If electric sensor malfunctions and water temp goes over 180 degrees, an Atwood sensor costing about $100.00 will go bad.
(3.) Same as (2.) above, water heater will have a wet explosion. My water heater is mounted under my bed / under my head. Not good.
For now we turn the water heater off at night and back on in the morning.