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Old 08-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, I will check into those options, the element in the raritan is not working anyway and I am at the point I can change whatever I want, everything is going to be rebuilt or repaced, starting with the floor. I do like the stainless steel water tank it originally came with, perhaps ill give it a polish before I reinstall it, ill have to wear sunglasses when I open my plumbing bay!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:01 AM   #12
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I searched high and low for a water heater both on demand and the same as original, everyone I talked to just had a puzzled look on thier face when I talked about engine coolant in a water heater, both rv places and water heater places, I didnt even bother with any marine dealers, but i am sure they would be able to order one in. All the places I looked didnt even have a new element for my old one, until I stopped in at the small town hardware store in Sexsmith, and low and behold covered in a bit of dust with the package that has some damage on it was an element for the water heater!! 1500watt Not sure how long it was sitting there for but it sits there no longer!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #13
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Not sure of the quality, but Atwood makes 6 and 10 gallon water heaters that are LP and electric with heat exchangers. GCH6A-10E and GCH10A-4E http://www.atwoodmobile.com/images/waterheater.pdf
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #14
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I had Raritan's in all three Newell's. The one in the '78 had almost constant hot water and any recovery rate was very quick. I never had a lick of trouble with it, so I never had to break into it for repairs. It was virtually new when I acquired the coach and lasted through two other owners after I used it extensively while building a home, in fact 4 persons using it every morning for almost a year without fail and we seldom waited on water to heat back up. Now I'm not talking 20 minute showers either. I wish I would have known what element was in it, but I don't.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #15
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One of those would be the answer, on my coach it would be tricky venting the lp. I will use the old one for now, here is a couple of pics of the bay floor, wood on steel is how it was built, I am going to add some more crossmembers to take the sag out of the floor and put aluminum with no wood. The old wood was removed with a shovel and a shopvac...
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #16
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I'll have to dig it up again but someone makes a tankless with a forced air exhaust which should work if you vent out of the floor of the compartment.
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Keith, if I had your ambition I would probably redo all my plumbing in color coded pex.
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Forest, are they the powervent style with the abs or pvc intake and exhaust? I could probably work with that. I am not to keen on hacking any holes in the side of the coach.
Jon I do plan on using pex tubing, with all new valves etc. Ill check on red and blue for hot and cold, sounds good
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Keith, if I had your ambition I would probably redo all my plumbing in color coded pex.
Jon, I still have the stamina, but not the back and body flexibility. Stretching does do wonders, but once I'm near healed from my hernia problem, I think it's time to get serious into yoga and such.

Keith, that is quite the additional task you have to endure but once your done you can always say I'm glad that part is over with and feel good about what you have.
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Well I decided to beef up the structure, also fixing the sag. I ran a piece of 1x1 along the outside edge then sistered another 1-1/2 tubing along side. then tied all of it together with the cross members. Sealed it all then put a coat of POR15 on everything. Tomorrow ill put a sealer strip on top of the supports then install 3/16 aluminum sheets on top with stainless rivets, then seal it in.
My tanks and plumbing are next....
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