Be careful with the soft copper tubing.Replacing My Leaking Suburban SW6DE RV Water Heater
Remove the water intake and outtake hoses by accessing them from the rear port. A screwdriver may be easier than getting a drill under your sink, as space is tight in RV's. With the propane connection and water connections disconnected, remove the water heater via the exterior.
This will give you a little more light to work on the water connections inside. Shut off everything flowing into the water heater.
Turn the water connection off, and make sure your propane tank is shut off at the tank source. Pull it straight out.
It's the tiny copper tubing entering the unit. This article was written by a professional writer, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. Replacement time is about an hour to an hour and a half. They may turn by hand, or they may require pliers to loosen them.
Remove the door cover for the water heater and remove the 16 or so screws that hold the unit in place. Locate your exterior access points to the water heater.
The weight will be between 19 pounds when it's empty and 68. Water will empty out of the unit. Although some larger RV's have a 10-gallon tank to pull and replace.
After removing the screws, let the hot water heater unit rest in the cutout. Warning Propane is explosive.
Avoid having any open flame near you. The majority of the water should have drained out when removing the water connections, so it should closer to 20 pounds.