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Old 10-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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My 2008 17' Escape does not have a hot water heater. What make and model would you suggest if I were to add one on?
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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My 2008 17' Escape does not have a hot water heater. What make and model would you suggest if I were to add one on?
Hi and welcome. I'd go with the same model Reace uses as it will fit well into the space you have for it under the left side rear cushion. I am assuming you don't have the hole cut in the fiberglass for access to the heater? So you will need the heater itself and the outside access door. If not one else has it in easy access, I can try to look in my manual to see model numbers for you later.
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The other issue is running the propane line, not sure where it is in the 17?
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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The other issue is running the propane line, not sure where it is in the 17?
Since it is not too far from the stove to the hot water location and the cabinets are against each other it should be fairly straight forward.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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My 2008 17' Escape does not have a hot water heater. What make and model would you suggest if I were to add one on?
I think I would phone/email Escape and ask them for a price to do it. If you choose not to have them, ask Reace about any gotchas installing it.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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I checked - the one in our 2010 17B is a Suburban SW6DE - we have the dual fuel (LP and electric) model.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:36 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of the input.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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Hi Buddy,
You never said why your 17 doesn't have a hot water heater. To save weight, money, or just needed a place to sleep without washing up.
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Hi Buddy,
You never said why your 17 doesn't have a hot water heater.
I bought it used and it never had hot water, nor a full shower. Toilet but no shower. Not sure why it was built that way but that's what I have. Dry weight is 1900 lbs.
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A unit possibly was sold without hot water and a shower. Very strange. Maybe the OO took them out for another trailer.
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