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Old 06-24-2022, 10:22 PM   #1
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Water Heater Suburban or Dometic

Which makes the better water heater, Suburban or Dometic? I don't have an issue with fitting either one in the space I have and I'm not interested in an on-demand heater.
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Either.......

Both perform well
Both can have issues

Suburban uses separate controls for electric & gas
Separate sets of t-stats. No common components
*circuit board for gas operation on backside of WH Tank

Atwood/Dometic uses one common control for both
One set of T-stats, circuit board etc
*New Dometics have all components accessible in outside compartment
(older Atwoods.....DC relay/element on backside of WH Tank)


Both have similar 'recovery rates'
Both you can use electric, use gas or use both at same time

6 of one--1/2 dozen of other
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I kinda prefer the Atwood since it has an aluminum tank and doesn't require an anode rod that needs replacing from time to time. Well, this if the newer Atwood tanks are made the same.
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YES...Atwood and now Dometic use the aluminum tanks

Suburban uses the Steel glass-lined tank hence the anode rod
*Just like a residential WH Tank
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