Hott Rodd

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Kenworth, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Kenworth

    Kenworth Member

    Anyone have any experience with these water heater elements? I have a Suburban 10 gallon DSI, and was looking at getting a DSI/Electric water heater, till I found this...since it is bout $300 cheaper, I am really leaning this way. What are your suggestions? Thanks
  2. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Kenworth - The Hott Rod replaces the annode in your hot water heater. I would have two problems with this: 1) The annode sacrifices itself to keep the hot water tank from corroding. I didn't see anything on their website to say how their product prevented corrosion. 2) Unless your current hot water heater bay has a 120 volt outlet, you will have to run wire from your convertor/breaker panel to the hot water heater bay. Good luck with that.

    I admit it would be nice to have the RV park pay to heat my water, but I don't think the Hott Rod retrofit is the way to go.:(:(
  3. Kenworth

    Kenworth Member

    Well, we in NW OH have to remove our anode rod in any new water heater hear due to high minerals make our water stinky. I have never had to replace a water heater due to corrosion, so I don't think this would be a problem. As for the wire deal, I don't see it being a big deal, just to run a few wires, and wire up an electric switch beside my gas switch...anyone with some experiance with these????
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Brother in law installed one in his 6gal and it works fine. Did have to run 120 to it. Do a goggle search to get better prices. He got the complete kit from PPL for less than 100.

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