Suburban rolls out Advantage 6-gallon RV water heater

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WICHITA, Kan. — Suburban, a division of Airxcel, today announced a new line of 6-gallon RV water heaters for the aftermarket. The devices are designed for new water heater installations and to replace existing water heater models with aluminum storage tanks.

The Suburban Advantage 6-gallon water heater fits in the same cutout as a 6-gallon Atwood/Dometic style water heater, but is manufactured with a porcelain lined steel tank that, with the use of an anode rod, is expected to have a longer life than aluminum tank models, said Mitch Cornelius, product manager fro Suburban water heaters.

“With 10,000-Btu of LP gas, it provides a fast recovery time,” he explained. “Combine that with the optional 120-volt AC 1440-watt Incoloy electric element and the recovery rate is even faster.

“The recovery rate basically gives an idea of how fast a water heater can heat water,” he added. “The larger the recovery number, the more hot water at the desired set point the end user can expect to be delivered over any given use period.”

A larger recovery rate means less waiting time for more hot water, he noted.

“Plus, by using flue tube baffles, which is an industry exclusive, we are actually able to transfer more heat to the water in the tank, further enhancing the recovery rate,” said Cornelius.

“The tank has a three-year limited warranty, the best in the industry, and it is offered in three models,” said Steve Gokie, director of aftermarket sales. “The Suburban Advantage fits into the same cut-out as the Atwood/Dometic so no modifications are required, making replacing it easy.”

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Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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