Hotwater Heater

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  1. Alberto

    Alberto New Member

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    I would like to install a hotwater heater in my Coleman Cheyenne how easy is it to install
     
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    CaliforniaPoppy California and beyond!

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    A hotwater heater? Why would you need to heat hot water? Sounds to me like you need a cold water heater. Or just a water heater.
     
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    Some people just cannot resist [}:)]
     
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    That's fine it's all good thanks for the info is the wiring easy to do on these units I have the Atwood water heater 10 gallon and do i need a switch in the trailer for the water heater.And thanks for the pics.
     
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    My (hot [:D]) water heater is an older pilot only non-electric unit, no wiring involved. Pilot only models are still available but most tend to go with the more convenient electric model.

    Here is a link to a Suburban installation manual. Note the wiring diagram on page 5.
    http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/operating/swinstall.pdf

    Looks like you need to bring 12+ and 12- (ground) to the water heater and run a 4 conductor 18 gauge thermostat wire inside the RV to the switch and light.

    Personally I find the non electric model easy to use and it is somewhat cheaper to buy. Less electronics to fail and maintain (I'm old school).
     
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    Go for the electric model. I replaced my cold [;)] WH 2 years ago when I was new to popups. I wasn't sure of my abilities and went for the direct replacement assuming it would be simpler.

    Every time I go camping I kick myself for not getting the electric model. They're pretty much the same price, and it's not something you can easily retrofit afterwards.
     
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    Great!!!! Now if you got any questions about your clean clothes washer or your cold air conditioner let us know. [:D] Your right.... some people just can't resist [}:)]
     
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