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Old 06-08-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
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elec hot water tank size

What size water heater has everyone replaced the original with? We really want the 10 gal but not sure if we can put anything larger than a 6 gal in the Monty. thanks
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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Ours is a 10 gallon in a 2005 model, are you sure it is a 6 gallon? There should be enough room to install either size.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:11 AM   #3
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Ours is a 10 gallon in a 2005 model, are you sure it is a 6 gallon? There should be enough room to install either size.
That's the same thing I was thinking. Our Mountaineer came standard with the 10 gallon water heater...I would think the Montana would have also.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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We had a 2005, 2955 and it had a 10 gallon hot water heater in it.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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2006 3400 with a 10 gal heater...
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #6
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2010 2955RL with a 12 Gal.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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I guess the right question is - If you have replaced the hot water heater with an electric hot water heater...what brand and what size? We are trying to find one that will fit in the space where the existing LP hot water heater is. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:11 PM   #8
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CasaDelSol, I am confused, sorry. Are you saying your '06 2955 does not have a dual power (propane and Elec) hot water heater. I thought they were all dual power. That's one on me.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:59 AM   #9
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I think that is what she is saying so: Casa, go outside and open the cover of the water heater, near the bottom behind some of the tubing for gas you should see a rocker switch. It may have a clip in it. If so, remove the clip and flip the switch. Voila! electric water heater.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:20 AM   #10
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CasaDelSol,
I agree with the rest of the folks here. You should have a 10 gallon HWH. And just so you don't feel like the Lone Ranger...... It took us a year to realize we had a dual fuel HWH! Finally found the switch on the tank flipped it and Ta Da we had electric power heating our water!

I can't think of anyone ever replacing their tank or having to install a larger one.

Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:37 AM   #11
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hello
our 07 md. 3295 has a 10 gal tank and we plenty hot h2o.
safe traveling.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #12
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Just be sure to switch the water heater back off if you drain the tank.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:00 PM   #13
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Will is absolutely correct..... Never have the electric on with the tank empty! That will certainly cause you to have to replace the electric element. And from what I understand the electric element burnout happens in about a heartbeat! Thankfully I have not yet had any first hand experience and hope I never do!
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:28 PM   #14
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AND...you can use both heating sources at the same time if you really need super fast recovery time!!!
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My 2005 2955rl has a 10 gal. dual heat water heater.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info. We did indeed have the little toggle switch and tried to switch over to electric. We waited hours but the water never heated up. DH checked the voltage and it was getting 120v. DH suspects that either the contacts may be corroded or the sacrificial anode may be gone. In order to check those things he needs to spray on a "liquid wrench" type product because he can't loosed the lugs. He hasn't had a chance to do that yet so we switched back to gas. He will be trying it this week. BTW there was water in the tank so he is sure that we didn't burn out the element when he turned it on. Finding replacement parts will be difficult and we might wait until we get to Goshen. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:24 PM   #17
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The sacrificial anode has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not the electric works. If you turned the switch to on and it didn't work, it is likely your heating element is gone. It is possible it is the contacts but I have never heard of that happening. Make sure you check your water heater breaker on the panel as well.

If the anode is actually gone, you shouldn't wait to replace it. Once the anode is gone it can't do its job and the inside of your heater will begin to rot away.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:49 PM   #18
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You might want to see what heater you have and ifit has an anode
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:16 AM   #19
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As pointed out, the electric anode will indeed burnout quickly if there is no water covering it in the hot water tank...I know from experience! When doing winter prep at home for our rig, I had already drained the hot water heater before bringing it home...unfortunately, I forgot to turn off the electric switch. When I plugged in shore power at home, the electric circuit to the hot water heater blew almost immediately...in those few seconds the water heater anode burned out. As it turned out, it was a real easy fix...called a repair guy.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:02 AM   #20
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You are in the Tampa area and you can't find parts for an RV?
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