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Old 11-19-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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anode rod

how often should i change the anode rod?
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:09 PM   #2
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The rule of thumb is to replace when there is only 25% left but sooner is better than later.


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Old 11-19-2014, 03:11 PM   #3
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When it is about 3/8" in dia.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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For the little that they cost....don't be cheap about it and replace it sooner rather than later. The life of it is directly related to the quality/properties of the water where you camp.
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Anode tip ...

Do what we do and save some installation effort and worry ... when the anode gets to be about 25% or so, we simply sell the camper and buy a new one!! -- the new unit always comes equipped with a brand new rod. Easy!
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Do what we do and save some installation effort and worry ... when the anode gets to be about 25% or so, we simply sell the camper and buy a new one!! -- the new unit always comes equipped with a brand new rod. Easy!
X2, and this is the 2nd year on ours. Time to trade in Mar when we get back from FL.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #9
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But But But But But But But what if your new trailer has an Atwood water heater? They don't have anode rods.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #10
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When you buy the replacement rod, buy two they are inexpensive and you will find that when you find you need a new one so did everyone else and the dealer is out.
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