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Old 11-09-2020, 12:51 PM   #1
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Water heater access door

Okay, I have read on forum about replacing the Suburban water heater access door. Ours fell of somewhere and now I will need to replace it. We have the 10 gal tank. Someone mentioned on Amazon and I looked and found one but would like to know if someone had bought one and the model number. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-09-2020, 07:12 PM   #2
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All you have to do is GOOGLE search for it.

"replacement suburban water heater door"


https://www.google.com/search?q=repl...w=1920&bih=938
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:55 PM   #4
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Just for general information I have attached a plastic wire tie (small) between the screen mesh and the hole of the lock to prevent from losing the door while ont he road. It has worked for me 100% in my past five RVs.
You can just barely see my black plastic wire tie in the picture.
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Old 11-10-2020, 08:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help and ideas guys.
I am ordering one to be ship to our final destination.
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$5 solution?

I know the reason the manufacturer (Suburban in this case) doesnít do this to start, itís always to cut costs. But......

One of the first things I always replace is the plastic cam locks in the water heater door. The OEM plastic doesnít stand the test of time, and when they break off.......there goes your door. Replacing the entire door is even more upsetting when the door is part of the colour scheme all down the side of your rig. Full body paint or not, the generic replacement door just reminds you every time of when you HAD a factory door.

Theyíre not expensive AT ALL, and usually come in a ď2 packĒ. I attach the spare with a twist tie inside the door itself.....just in case, or to offer one to a friend in need. Iíve NEVER lost a door with the metal replacement below.
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:10 AM   #7
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My water heater door has a metal catch and seems pretty secure?? No plastic. Mine is an Atwood.
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Okay, I have read on forum about replacing the Suburban water heater access door. Ours fell of somewhere and now I will need to replace it. We have the 10 gal tank. Someone mentioned on Amazon and I looked and found one but would like to know if someone had bought one and the model number. Thanks in advance.
When you buy one just make sure you are only buying the door and not the door and frame. Buying the frame with the door is more expensive and it is a big job to replace the frame.
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One of the first things I always replace is the plastic cam locks in the water heater door. The OEM plastic doesnít stand the test of time, and when they break off.......there goes your door.
OK, so I bought a pair of the stainless steel ones because I always was leery of that white plastic.

How the heck do you change it? Do you have to bend the tabs back that hold the spring in place? That's the only thing I can figure out.

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Ok. Here you go.

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Old 11-12-2020, 08:39 PM   #11
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Gees, I never noticed that would work.

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