Originally Posted by 5picker
If you've not tried the water heater yet I would.
It 'may' work fine just as it is.
Yep, it will more than likely fire off and heat his water, But the heater will not be operating at its designed volume of gas and there will be a pressure drop due to that kink.
So how long will it operate, and how efficient will it operate? Might work till just out of warranty before it packs it in.
Or could work fine for years.
I would think that it was operated at his PDI so it should heat, Probably has 110V heating too.
If it fires and runs a cycle, it can wait till he brings it in for other items. As we all know, there will be other items.
But keep in mind, I have seen the fold on the outside edge like he has crack from vibration and leak, Bad on water, nightmare with gas so get it dealt with sooner rather than later.
Best of luck and happy camping