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Old 06-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hot water temp. adjustment

I fell horrible about asking this question cause it's probably so simple but we just bought our first travel trailer, a 26TBUD. Is there anyway to adjust the temperature of the hot water heater and if so where is it located at. I can't find it on the heater anywhere. Maybe just over looking it or it looks nothing like what i'm used to seeing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Don't feel bad. I'm a little over a year ahead of you and have not even thought of the question. I have always just assumed that, unlike our home hot water heaters, there simply is no adjustment. I'm sure someone will let us know here quickly.

Should add that I presume we are both probably equipped with the common 6-gallon Suburban brand water heater.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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There may become older units with adjustable thermostats, but most of the new ones are fixed at 120*
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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I fell horrible about asking this question cause it's probably so simple but we just bought our first travel trailer, a 26TBUD. Is there anyway to adjust the temperature of the hot water heater and if so where is it located at. I can't find it on the heater anywhere. Maybe just over looking it or it looks nothing like what i'm used to seeing.

Actually you can, under the outside panel there is a square cover over the 12V thermostat and 110V thermostat. Its changed as a unit whichever you want to modify. They are marked 120-150 and you can buy them from Suburban- the only way. I did it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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Alright it sounds like I'll be in touch with Suburban and get a new thermostat. Thanks for everyones input, gotta love this forum.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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From what I understand the temp is factory set at 140° (typical). However, there are aftermarket kits you can get depending on the model you have.

Sample adjustable controller.
Replacement Thermostat for Suburban SW-Series Water Heaters, Gas Control

or use a mixing valve.

0215473 - Watts 0215473 - 1/2" L70A-T Lo-Temp Threaded Tempering Valve (100°-130°) on the outlet of the water heater. Pretty easy to hook up, it just mixes hot and cold water to the adjusted temp. Extends the hot water supply and gives a more even temp output.

I'm sure others will chime in that are more knowledgeable.
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Wow for these numbers you are half way to a new heater. Just call Dometic, about 25 bucks, your choice.
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