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Old 02-12-2020, 10:46 AM   #1
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Atwood Water Heater Conversion

Has anyone bought a conversion kit for Atwood water heater to electric from propane? How is it working and do you have any suggestions.


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Old 02-12-2020, 12:15 PM   #2
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They actually aren't conversions, but simply a heating element and thermostat that goes in the drain hole. They work fine.

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Old 02-12-2020, 02:56 PM   #3
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I just repaired mine. It started tripping the ground fault circuit. I suspect its original (20 years old).

I replaced it with the Camco 11673. I replaced the heater probe and the control sensor.

It doesn't replace the propane, it augments it. We would leave the electric on to keep the water hot (set at 120 degrees). But if we wanted to take a shower, we'd turn the propane on to boost the temperature more.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. You answered the question that I forgot to ask and that was can you use the gas in conjunction with the electric? Now I know I can. I also found a great Youtube video on the installation. No problem there. I'll install when I get to AZ. Too cold to do it before. Thanks again.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:30 PM   #5
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Haven't looked in a while so don't know if they still make them or not but I bought and installed a Hott Rod in our 6 gallon Atwood. I like it because it actually has a thermostat that can be adjusted. Been using it for about 16 years and have no doubt it's paid for itself a few times over. Except for when boondocking, we've never had to fire it with propane.
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