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Old 06-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Need help in Raton, NM

Does anyone out there know where I can get a new water heater installed within 50 or even a hundred miles of Raton? I've been told there is only one guy who can do it and I've been waiting two days for him to call me with a price. I hate to think how long he will take to actually put it in. Any help appreciated.
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Sorry to hear you've got problems. Here's a list of mechanics in Raton - hope that helps!

Raton Auto Repair Shops - Service Centers and Mechanics | AutoMD
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There is a Camping World on the south side of Colorado Springs. Not sure what might be in Pueblo.
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Sorry to hear you've got problems. Here's a list of mechanics in Raton - hope that helps!

Raton Auto Repair Shops - Service Centers and Mechanics | AutoMD

Thank you! I tried most of these and found someone who may be able to do it but he won't be in until tomorrow.
I really appreciate your help.
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There is a Camping World on the south side of Colorado Springs. Not sure what might be in Pueblo.

Thank you. I tried Pueblo and found nothing and I have one here in Raton I can call tomorror. If that doesn't work Colo Springs might work.
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Your not that far from Trinidad or Pueblo Colorado. You might find something on line there.
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Are you handy? If so you could do it yourself. Autozone lends tools if you don't have any, and if you order or purchase a direct replacement it should slide right in.
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Your not that far from Trinidad or Pueblo Colorado. You might find something on line there.

I tried everyone in both Trinidad and Pueblo. I even asked Triple A and they could find no one either. It is hard to believe because there are so many RVs in the area. Thank you.
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Are you handy? If so you could do it yourself. Autozone lends tools if you don't have any, and if you order or purchase a direct replacement it should slide right in.
+1 It's not a difficult job. I removed/repaired/reinstalled mine inside of 3 hours having never done it before (or since).
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Are you handy? If so you could do it yourself. Autozone lends tools if you don't have any, and if you order or purchase a direct replacement it should slide right in.
I might could do it. My biggest problem is I can't lift anything too heavy. I'm not sure about one thing also. When I look at water heaters online they show only the control unit and not the tank. I'm fairly certain the leak is in the tank. Does it have to be bought separately or is included even though it is not shown on the website?
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I might could do it. My biggest problem is I can't lift anything too heavy. I'm not sure about one thing also. When I look at water heaters online they show only the control unit and not the tank. I'm fairly certain the leak is in the tank. Does it have to be bought separately or is included even though it is not shown on the website?
I thought my tank was leaking too, originally. Turned out it was a plastic 'nipple' water supply connector in teh back that had cracked. I took mine out, replaced the plastic connectors with brass ones from Lowes, and reinstalled it. Cost less than $20 and about three hours of time.

Once you drain the water, it's not too heavy. Mine wasn't at least, you have an older coach so who knows. Mine was made of aluminum and weighed maybe 30 pounds or so (just a guess).

This is the one in mine, and Atwood 10 gallon unit.
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You could call the local day labor place and get someone to come over and do the lifting for you, or ask a local church or cop if they know a high school kid looking for a few bucks! When I was 10-17 y/o I would work almost any job for cash!
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