How to Remove an RV Water Heater

by Brad

Question: How do you remove an RVs water heater?

Robbie: Turn off your water and Propane(unplug RV if you have the 110V feature). Remove drain plug outside and drain the water. Remove the propane line and push it back through the hole to allow the waterheater to slide out(Older Surburban models the LP connect is inside behind the unit). Disconnect the water lines behind the waterheater. Disconnect 110V wires if you have a 110V model. Remove the screws on outside of waterheater and slide out ( if you have the auto ignition model stop about 6 inches out and cut the three wires ) Replace with the new waterheater the same way you removed it. Do not plug back into 110V until the waterhweater is full of water. Difficulty of this job depends on the access to water connections and wiring.

Note: Atwood waterheaters with 110V feature will require rewiring on the 110V feature. Read directions carefully.

Note: Older Surburban waterheaters will require you to extend the LP line 24 inches and use a new "DOOR KIT".

Be sure and check for water leaks at your connections and test all LP connections for leaks before ignition...

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