Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
Member
 
CaptainJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 58
Hot water tank

Do you drain the tank after every camping trip?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Camping Newbie
Savannah, Georgia
2016 Flagstaff V Lite WFKSS
CaptainJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 07:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Yes, water goes stale.
__________________

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,237
No, only drain when winterizing......
__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 08:09 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 6,263
No, only drain when winterizing......

We camp often enough that our water doesn't get stale.
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49 / '14 = 74 / '15 = 74 / '16 = 85 / '17 = 110 / '18 = 0; booked = 28
Mr. Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 08:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Liverpool NY
Posts: 630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Dan View Post
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.
__________________
2015 Shamrock 231KSS, Oyster shell
2016 Chev Silverado LT Z71 Ext. Cab, 4x4, 5.3L V/8
Reese Straight Line WDH, 2000W Honda Gen.
2 Old Town kayaks & 2 Boston Terriers - Zoey/Gonzo
Lar & Ruth
55 nights camping 2015, 45 in 2016, 42 in 2017
CNYCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 07:41 AM   #6
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
After every trip unless we are going the very next week .
I drain it at least 5-8 times a year.


TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded
2015 columbus 320RS
2015 camping "30 nights"
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 07:43 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Dave Lyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oshawa, ON
Posts: 658
only when winterizing.
__________________
Dave, Southern,ON



2017 GMC SLT HD All Terrain Crew Cab (6' 6" Box) 2012 Roo 23SS
E2 Trunnion WDH (1,000 lb / 10,000 lb)
Dave Lyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 08:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
MilCop4523's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In a big child free home - except for me
Posts: 1,348
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20151015_141424.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	660.6 KB
ID:	91715   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20151015_140841.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	416.9 KB
ID:	91716  
__________________
09 Sundance 31.5 XLT Bunkhouse
17 Greywolf 22rr Toy Hauler
and
The new toy hauler - 2016 Ford F150 Supercrew XTR ECOBOOST.
MilCop4523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 09:02 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Dave53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 126
Yes I do after every trip
__________________
2016 Vibe Extreme Lite 221 RBS
2013 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax
Dave53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 01:20 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
rmac04401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Adams County, PA
Posts: 1,989
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.
__________________

__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26rr
2005 Honda VTX 1300
2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 6.5 bed
5.7L Hemi, 3:73 Rear
Ron & Shirley (Empty Nesters)
rmac04401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hot water, tank, water, water tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.