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Regular Retail price $599.99

About this product

  • Durable porcelain lined steel tank is built just like longer lasting residential tank water heaters
  • Replaceable anode rod protects against tank corrosion and doubles as a drain
  • 2 year limited warranty with the tank itself backed by a 3 year tank limited warranty

Note: Door, frame kit & indoor switch are sold separately. You MUST purchase both the Water Heater and Door for a complete system! These are sold as separate part numbers. Competing manufacturers assemblies are not interchangeable. To ensure accuracy please text or call one of our parts representatives. Please have your water heater model number ready.

Product Overview

The Suburban SW6D Gas Water Heater provides reliable service and easy maintenance. This high-recovery 12,000 BTU/hour model features a porcelain steel tank, foam insulation, large diameter drain, and replaceable anode rod to absorb corrosive electrolysis action. The one-piece, die-formed housing protects controls and connections yet offers easy access. Fits cut-out openings of prior models. Access door and frame are easily installed on any type RV side.

The water heater gas ignition is controlled by a switch mounted on the inside of your RV. Switch is sold separately.

Note: Gas appliances should be installed and/or serviced by a qualified service technician.
  • Uses A Porcelain-Lined, Steel Water Heater Tank With An Anode Rod To "Absorb" The Electrolytical Action - Just Like Your Water Heater At Home
  • Pressure Tested Twice During The Manufacturing Process To Ensure Its Integrity
  • Features An Indoor Mounted Switch Which Controls The Water Heater Ignition And Operation (Sold Separately, options below)
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty

Model Name Breakdown

  • SW-Suburban Water Heater
  • 6- 6 Gallon
  • D- 12 Volt DC Direct Spark Ignition Gas Heating System

Product Specifications

Technical Details

Product Height

Product Width

Product Depth


BTU Level


Power Consumption

Recovery Rate - Gas

Installed Weight

12.7 inches

12.7 inches

19.2 inches

6 gallons

12,000 BTU

12 volts

3.5 cubic feet/hr (lp gas)

10.1 Gallons/hour

35 pounds (dry)

Additional Information



Item Model Number

SKU Number

Manufacturer Warranty

Manufacturer Warranty Term



‎SW6D, 5238A, 5138A, 5138E


2 years

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Water Heater Essentials

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