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

Door for Suburban Water Heater 6 Gallon - regular and flush mount

Door for Suburban Water Heater - 10, 12 and 16 Gallon

Suburban D, DE & DEL ON/OFF Switches

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