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Old 12-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Today while surfing the world wide web I stumbled across this:

Amazon.com: Camco 11673 Hot Water Hybrid Heat Kit - 6 Gallon: Automotive

At first I thought it was a joke but several reviews have got me thinking is it worth it? So that thing brings me here of course. Do you have it? Is it installed? Would you install it if you knew about it? Or wait until the DW is washing her hair? (Of course not knowing the water heater was failing anyway..... lol.)
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Today while surfing the world wide web I stumbled across this:

Amazon.com: Camco 11673 Hot Water Hybrid Heat Kit - 6 Gallon: Automotive

At first I thought it was a joke but several reviews have got me thinking is it worth it? So that thing brings me here of course. Do you have it? Is it installed? Would you install it if you knew about it? Or wait until the DW is washing her hair? (Of course not knowing the water heater was failing anyway..... lol.)
This is similar to a Hott Rod which has been discussed several times on the forums. You would only use this on a water heater that is propane only. Many RV's (mine included) come from the factory with dual powered (propane and electric) water heaters.....so there would be no need for this. These threads may help:

Hott Rod

Installing Hott Rod water heater element

Hot water heater electric conversion kit



Another consideration, is that with such a small electric element (425 watts), it would take a little while to heat the water. A good comparison is that the Suburban water heaters with electric heating elements come OE with a 1440 watt element.

If your water heater is propane only, then this might be something real good to consider.....and would certainly be cheaper and easier than changing the water heater to a dual powered kind.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the links. I'm Educating right now.
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