Suburban, a division of Airxcel, announced a new line of six-gallon RV water heaters for the aftermarket designed for new water heater installations and to replace existing water heater models with aluminum storage tanks. 

According to a press release, the Suburban Advantage water heater fits in the same cutout as a six-gallon Atwood/Dometic style water heater but is manufactured with a porcelain lined steel tank. With the use of an anode rod, it is expected to have a longer life than aluminum tank models.

“10,000 Btu/h of LP Gas provide a fast recovery time; combine that with the optional 120 VAC 1440 W Incoloy electric element and the recovery rate is even faster,” said said Mitch Cornelius, product manager for Suburban Water Heaters. “The recovery rate basically gives an idea of how fast a water heater can heat water. The larger the recovery number, the more hot water (at the desired set point) the end user can expect to be delivered over any given use period. 

“Larger recovery rate means less waiting time for more hot water. Plus, by using Flue Tube Baffles, which is an industry exclusive, we are actually able to transfer more heat to the water in the tank, further enhancing the recovery rate,” he added.

The tank has a three-year limited warranty andis offered in three models.