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Old 04-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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Question Waterheater Advice?

Hi everyone, I need to replace my waterheater and I dont know what one to buy, I believe my AS came with a 10gal suburban and have thought that is what I would replace it with. However I have found that with the new suburban 6gal gas/elec combo you can get the DSI (direct spark ignition) and the 10 gal you can not. Can anyone give me any advice?? I dont know if I would notice a big difference between the 6 & 10 gal and is it worth it for the DSI?

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We have the 6 gal, but with the manual lighter. Here's what you get with a 6 gal: 1.5 showers in a row. Wife takes one, then I get about 2 minutes of hot water and that's it. I would definitely get the 10 gallon and give up any fancy sparky lighter for the added hot water.

But the Suburban website specs out that type of ignitor for 10 gallon.

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Hi everyone, I need to replace my waterheater and I dont know what one to buy, I believe my AS came with a 10gal suburban and have thought that is what I would replace it with. However I have found that with the new suburban 6gal gas/elec combo you can get the DSI (direct spark ignition) and the 10 gal you can not. Can anyone give me any advice?? I dont know if I would notice a big difference between the 6 & 10 gal and is it worth it for the DSI?

Thanks for any help on this.
Higgy,

You should be able to get a 10 gal. suburban in either pilot, DSI, re-igniter/electric or DSI electric as I have worked on all of these. I would suggest the DSI/electric combo as you can use the electric side when hooked to a camp ground.

On the other hand, If you're going to spend upwards of $800 for that water heater, you might want to look at the Precision Temp RV-500. It is a propane-fired tankless design which will give you an unlimited amount of hot water if you're on city water. www.precisiontemp.com

I have one in my 19CCD and I used one for 5 years in my now sold Monaco Dynasty MoHo. They are a great product, IMHO.
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Thanks for all the info, can anyone recommend a good place to purchase a water heater? I have been looking on the web but its hard to know who is reputable.
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Thanks for all the info, can anyone recommend a good place to purchase a water heater? I have been looking on the web but its hard to know who is reputable.
Try this thread on great places to find RV appliances. There's a good place in Florida to order from.


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