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Old 10-15-2015, 06:46 PM   #1
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Do you drain the tank after every camping trip?


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Old 10-15-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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Yes, water goes stale.

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Old 10-15-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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No, only drain when winterizing......
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:09 PM   #4
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No, only drain when winterizing......

We camp often enough that our water doesn't get stale.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:23 PM   #5
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No, only drain when winterizing......

We camp often enough that our water doesn't get stale.
X2. Plus, I can't stand the thought of trying to thread that anode rod more than once a year.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:41 AM   #6
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After every trip unless we are going the very next week .
I drain it at least 5-8 times a year.

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Old 10-16-2015, 06:43 AM   #7
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:27 AM   #8
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After seeing this last Sunday coming from my tank ...... I will drain when its not being used.

I've started a thread withthe same pics called slime and hopefully someone who has had a similar issue can offer suggestions on how to clean up this mess.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:02 AM   #9
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:20 PM   #10
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Hot water tank

I do it once a year. I don't drain my house water heater. That is 100gal. With only two of us I am sure I all those gallons of water are not circulated in and out in a short period of time.

One caution about emptying water heater would be if you do drain your water heater after every trip make sure breaker is off so it does not accidentally get turned on without water. If your water heater especially if it has electric capabilities is turned on without water in it, it will ruin heater. Just my opinion.

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