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Old 02-16-2020, 11:28 PM   #1
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Info needed on 2003 Sierra travel trailer

I am trying to fix my water heater. But I cant find anything online
on my trailer. I need to know what type of element or i even the model I have in this trailer. All the paperwork is gone and any stickers inside have faded away and cant be read. Please any help will be much appreciated.
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You should be able to use the make and model number of your WH, to find the element replacement.
You probably have a Suburban WH.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:25 AM   #3
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Suburban 520900 Replacement Electric Water Heater Element Kit

Does this look like the right one? I am not sure about the watts volts or amps if that is something I need to know.

Also where do you find the make and model number?

Thank you for the help
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Suburban 520900 Replacement Electric Water Heater Element Kit

Does this look like the right one? I am not sure about the watts volts or amps if that is something I need to know.

Also where do you find the make and model number?

Thank you for the help
Should be on the WH or the inside of the WH hatch door.
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Post a picture of the water heater outside with the access door open and somebody can identify it. There should be a label on the heater behind that door also.
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You should be able to use the make and model number of your WH, to find the element replacement.
You probably have a Suburban WH.
Suburban Water Heater
10 gallon takes 1440 watts element
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I am trying to fix my water heater. But I cant find anything online
on my trailer. I need to know what type of element or i even the model I have in this trailer. All the paperwork is gone and any stickers inside have faded away and cant be read. Please any help will be much appreciated.
A picture would help........ on a 2003 are you 100% sure that the water heater is gas / electric ???? Many back then many were gas only.

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Maybe, maybe not

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You should be able to use the make and model number of your WH, to find the element replacement.
You probably have a Suburban WH.
Our 2002 Nash (contemporary to your 2003) has an American Standard water heater. It takes the same element as the Suburban, the 1450 or 1500 watt element you can get for about $10 on Amazon. Don't forget to buy the wrench that they offer. You can't get into that space with anything else.
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A picture would help........ on a 2003 are you 100% sure that the water heater is gas / electric ???? Many back then many were gas only.
Certainly not all of them. Our 2002 Nash water heater is both gas and electric. Curiously, unlike the Suburban model, the electric element, thermostat, high-temp cutoff, and off-on switch are all on the inside end with the bypass valves, not outside with the gas gear.
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Thank you everyone for helping me out. I got the parts for my 6 gallon water tank. The model was a SW6 DE. But now I have a new problem I will post a picture as soon as I figure out how.

But the low down is the temp control was broke and tried to take it off and the nut broke off and now I can't bolt down new temp control.

Image of before the nut in the middle broke off.
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