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Old 07-16-2008
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Default Raritan water heater alternatives

Hello-
I need to replace the 12 gallon round Raritan water heater on my 1980
FC 33. The replacement from Raritan is over 500 bucks which seems
excessive. The square one from Dupree won't really fit without
extensive modifications to the existing systems there. I'd like to
keep the engine heat source, so the house style is out. Anyone know
of other alternatives before I begrudgingly hand over my money?
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Hello-
I need to replace the 12 gallon round Raritan water heater on my 1980
FC 33. The replacement from Raritan is over 500 bucks which seems
excessive. The square one from Dupree won't really fit without
extensive modifications to the existing systems there. I'd like to
keep the engine heat source, so the house style is out. Anyone know
of other alternatives before I begrudgingly hand over my money?
I personally decided to stick with the Raritan heater, that I got the best price on from Stephen Birtles at Dupree Products I would have had to modify the closet floor under which the heater was housed in my 'Bird, as well as change the plumbing to hook up anything different which in my case would have been very difficult due to the limited space available and I didn't want to do either of those things.


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Yes, the over $500.00 price tag seems excessive, but I've found that to be the case in many items that I have had to purchase for my 'Bird, but I was aware that would happen from time to time when I decided to purchase my 'Bird in the beginning.
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I'm used to getting robbed on my boat stuff; Maybe I am foolishly optimistic the RV would be different.
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John,
Didn't you know? An RV is just a boat with wheels!
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John Finn I notice the picture of your hotwater heater in your 1982 FC35. Boy the location appears to be different then on my previous 1982 FC35? Mine had a rear bedroom with a side bed and the hotwater heater was under the bed against the rear wall. Where is yours located?
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John Finn I notice the picture of your hotwater heater in your 1982 FC35. Boy the location appears to be different then on my previous 1982 FC35? Mine had a rear bedroom with a side bed and the hotwater heater was under the bed against the rear wall. Where is yours located?
Tom,

I have a rear bath model and the water heater is located in the bottom of one of the bathroom closets located in the left rear corner.
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