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Old 06-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #11
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That sounds like the best solution to me, also. EVEN if you added a DSI gas ignition, you still would need to add the power wiring for that and add a breaker; and if you just get an electric or gas DSI water heater, you'll have the benefit of choosing your heating source. Hate to say it now, BUT that is why you should look over the list of standard features and optional accessories when purchasing a new rig. Those more expensive Forest River models include those type of things as standard features on their units. Look on e bay for a water heater. You can find deals on them there. Randy
Thanks 08! I had ordered one of these with everything on it. Unfortunately they couldnt get that done for when I need it for it's maiden voyage. I had to cancel the order and buy one from someone elses stock. In all the shuffleing, I forgot to have them change the water heater.

I'll have to see how this one performs and make a decision from there. At this point, the pilot does seem to get blown out real easy.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #12
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What you need is a Suburban Reignitor Kit. This is the one I got;

Suburban Reignitor Kit w/Instructions 520821 RVPartsNow.com
Depending on the serial number of your SW6P you might need kit #520790.

I called Suburban to verify the correct part number before I purchased mine. I purchased it from the above website. I still have not installed it, but by looking at he the directions I received it seems pretty straight forward.

I hope this helps..
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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I installed my water heater reignitor kit yesterday. Pretty easy installation, just followed the directions step by step. Had to run a 12v wire out to the water heater, tapped into the 12v wire inside that was used for the CO2 detector which is located in one of the compartments under one of the dinette seats.

The unit works great. Turn and hold down pilot knob then turn on the reignitor. Sparks start to fly between the ignitor and the pilot hood, then poof it lights the pilot. As long as there is a pilot flame there is no sparking. Tested it out by blowing out the pilot light, each time it would spark and relight the pilot. Much better then messing around with a long necked lighter. You just have to remember to turn the switch to the off position when not using the water heater or the ignitor will keep sparking. The instructions say there is an alarm when this happens, I didn't see or hear one?

If anyone would like a few pictures of what it looks like let me know and I could snap a few.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #14
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Thanks Campster.

I'd be interested in a couple pics if it's not too much trouble.
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No problem. I think my wife has our small digital camera with her. When she gets home I'll go out to the shed where we keep our trailer and snap a few.

Keep checking back here, it won't be until this afternoon.
It really is a pretty easy install, quite functional too. We bought our trailer used, not sure why anyone would not get an electronic ignitor at time of purchase.

The wiring is easy, you don't a separate breaker as this device hardly uses any current to create a spark. Any 12v wire that you can tap into close by will do. In fact, for the required holes needed for the install there were little dimples in the sheet metal to show you where to drill your holes.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:35 PM   #16
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No problem. I think my wife has our small digital camera with her. When she gets home I'll go out to the shed where we keep our trailer and snap a few.

Keep checking back here, it won't be until this afternoon.
It really is a pretty easy install, quite functional too. We bought our trailer used, not sure why anyone would not get an electronic ignitor at time of purchase.

The wiring is easy, you don't a separate breaker as this device hardly uses any current to create a spark. Any 12v wire that you can tap into close by will do. In fact, for the required holes needed for the install there were little dimples in the sheet metal to show you where to drill your holes.
I forgot

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Have to wait until tomorrow for the pics, wifey forgot the camera at her work...sorry.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:29 PM   #18
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Here are some pics of the same kit I installed I found on google.

The first one shows the complete kit.
The second one shows the dimples where to drill the holes.
The third one shows the kit installed.

If you need some other pictures let me know, I'll have our camera back by then.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:14 AM   #19
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That works for me Campster. Thanks for the effort I think I'll get one ordered.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:21 AM   #20
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Thanks again Campster! I ordered it yesterday
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