Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Suburban announces new line of six-gallon RV water heaters

Based on a news release
Wichita, Kansas, January 23, 2019 — Suburban, a division of Airxcel, has announced a new line of six-gallon RV water heaters for the aftermarket designed for new water heater installations and to replace existing water heater models with aluminum storage tanks.

The water heater fits in the same cutout as a six-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.

rv water heaterWith 10,000 BTU/h of LP gas, the heater provides a fast recovery time which, combined with the optional 120 VAC 1440 W Incoloy electric element, make the recovery rate faster.

“Larger recovery rate means less waiting time for more hot water,” said Mitch Cornelius, Product Manager for Suburban Water Heaters. “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.”

The Suburban Advantage fits into the same cut-out as the
Atwood/Dometic so no modifications are required, making replacing it easy.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Herbert Lillibridge (@guest_39378)
4 years ago

What is the price range expected to be in comparison with current replacement units.

Tom Gutzke (@guest_38888)
4 years ago

There’s always somebody who wants the latest [and greatest?] new thing on the market.

Joe (@guest_38887)
4 years ago

This is just an ad why waste our time.

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe, it’s a short news story about a new product which is available, which some of our readers may be interested in. No one paid us to run it, and we have no link in there which would provide any income to us, so I’m not sure that this info would “qualify” as an ad. But we’re sorry to “waste” your time. —Diane at

Birdie (@guest_39162)
4 years ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

Thanks for this information. I am thinking that is what I will get when I need to replace my HWH. The time will come. With that lining it is a great replacement unit. Your newsletter is where I get a lot of my new product information. Again, thanks!

Dave Telenko (@guest_39244)
4 years ago
Reply to  Birdie

Love to see if I can fit into the same spot as that crappy Atwood on demand water heater. Had a Suburban in my winnie for 20 years & worked all the time, no matter the temperature of the incoming water!

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