I have one installed in my winnie. Used it for three seasons and it works great. Why use propane when your connected to electric at a site. Anyway, they are cheap (price) and they are easy to install. I have installed two of them in different units and they have been trouble free. I didn't both wiring them into the circuit board, I used the existing plug and plug into the outlet on the outside of our class-c or you can run the cord via an extension cord to the 110 outlet on the hookups. You can still use the propane at the same time for quicker hot water recovery time or use them independently of each other. Try it, you'll like it! Ours is the HoTT RoDD.
I don't remember if Atwood had the aluminum tank with no anode. If so, putting in a heater element may result in corrosion.
From the Atwood manual : " The use of any aftermarket heating element devices may also result in damage to components or water heater. Atwood’s written warranty states - “failure or damage resulting from any alteration to our water
heater is the owner’s responsibility”. Any alteration, like the addition of
an aftermarket heating element device, will void the warranty "
Had ours 1 year plus and over six months actual use. Best feature for me is water temp. I installed ours using factory temp. setting and it produces hot water that can be used without adding cold. Also we keep ours on elec. and only use gas with the elec. for showers. I like long showers and just could not get one until adding elec. element. Gas and elec. working together equal a lot of hot water from the little six gal. tank. Ours takes a bit less than two hours to cycle off starting with a tank full of cold water.
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the 10 gallon hot rod wont fit the 6 gallon tank? i assume too long? pictures look like 2 inches too long? seems easy to use a coupling and short nipple to install in 6 gallon tank and accommodate the extra length of rod. just an idea to save a few bucks. seen 10 gallon on ebay for $40 and much more for 6 gallon.
i mostly warm weather camp so no real need for hot showers. if i need to have it a little warmer i turn on propane for 10 minutes to just take the chill off. when boondocking 3 minute showers and the limit. save water and propane.
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