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Suburban SW10D 10 Gallon Direct Spark Water Heater

Heated water attacks all metals - and that's why Suburban® uses porcelain-lined, steel tanks with an anode rod to "absorb" the electrolytic action - just like your water heater at home.
Item # 51191
Special Order Item No
Ships LTL Freight No
Return Policy 30 Days (After Delivery)
5+ In Stock

Description / Suburban SW10D 10 Gallon Direct Spark Water Heater

Water cold in your RV? Is it time to upgrade water heaters because your 6 gallon hot water tank isn’t putting out enough hot water for you and your family while at the campsite? Suburban® makes a 10 gallon water heater with an electric ignition that gives you all the hot water you need for showers and dishes at an affordable price!

If you want a water heater that relies purely on LP Gas with an easy to activate electric ignition this is the tank for you. The Suburban® Direct Spark 10 Gallon Water Heater has a direct spark “on” switch that when combined with the optional remote wall plate turns on the water heater wherever you install the switch (remote switch sold separately).

Love dry camping far away from the hustle and bustle of the city? This Suburban® 10 Gallon Water Heater runs purely on LP Gas so you can camp wherever you like as your LP gas tanks heat up your hot water.

The best water heaters on the road today, Suburban®'s line of durable, porcelain-lined steel tank water heaters includes FAST RECOVERY with sizes and features to match the requirements of almost any RV.

All Suburban® Advantage™ RV Water Heater Tanks Feature:
- Convenient exterior gas line connection
- One-piece, die-formed metal control housing that protects controls from the weather
- Copolymer insulation jacket specially formed to fit the tank for additional heat retention
- Anode Rod Protection
- Porcelain Lined Steel Tank

The limit switch, reset button and on/off electric element rocker switch (if applicable) are conveniently located in a housing behind the removable outer door. The electric heat element and drain plug/anode rod are also located there. For convenience of installation, rough-in openings for Suburban® water heaters are small and less likely to interfere with RV exterior design.

When a Suburban® Advantage™ porcelain-lined tank is properly maintained, tank life may double or triple its three-year limited warranty saving owners the cost of premature replacement. In addition, every Suburban® Advantage™ tank is pressure tested twice during the manufacturing process to ensure its integrity.


For all of your RV Parts needs Dyers has the replacement parts. You need a new water heater valve or anode rods? Maybe you need a brand new water heater? We have all shapes and sizes at your RV online superstore right here, at Dyers!

More Information

Item # 51191
Brand Suburban
Series Advantage™ SW10D Model
Model 5242A
Replaces 5125A
Gallons 10
BTU's 12,000 BTU/hr
Heat Source Gas
Ignition Direct Spark
Cut-Out 16.38" H x 16.38" W x 20.5" D
Features Replaceable Anode Rod Provides Further Corrosion Protection
Copolymer Insulation Jacket Specially Fitted To The Tank To Retain Heat
One-Piece, Die-Formed Metal Control Housing Protects Controls From The Weather
Fast Recovery Rate
Convenient Exterior LP Gas Line Connection
Porcelain-Lined Steel Tank For Long Life
Recovery Gallons/Hour: 10.1 Gallons
Unit Net Weight (lbs) Empty: 45.2 lbs and Full: 126.2 lbs
Included (1) Water Heater
*Available ON/OFF Switches and Access Doors are NOT included and are SOLD SEPARATELY*
Dimensions Product Size: 16.22" H x 16.22" W x 20.5" D
Warranty Limited 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty and Limited 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty on Tank
Special Order Item No
Return Policy 30 Days (After Delivery)
UPC 755790705177
LTL Freight No

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Customer Reviews

Arrived Quickly and Undamaged
Review by HowardC
Great product, exact replacement and easy to change out!!
Water Heated didn't work
Review by bobbyfairplay
I called 623-266-3022 about the SW10D RV WTR HTR that I bought from you. It wouldn’t light after installed. I was told to contact the Suburban Division 423 775-2131 which I did and no service available in my area and I would have to find someone in my area to service it which I did. I had their service tech check it out for me. He found everything was installed correctly. The fuel valve was getting power but not turning on. I ordered and replaced the fuel valve today and it is working now.
arrived in good shape, within 3 days from placing the order.
Review by Bri
only had it in operation for 3 weeks, so far no problems, working fine...
damaged when recieved
Review by Bart
After straighting out front of heater and squaring it up it installed easy and works good. Heater was damage when received most likely by UPS. Box it came in showed damage when I turned it over. Didn't have time to return and receive new unit.

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