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Old 05-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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The expensive way to change the hot water tank anode

The expensive way to change the hot water tank anode
First determine you want to pick up the anode at the local RV show while browsing
Take DW and teen daughters to show where they will determine the current RV floor plan really should be updated to accommodate new camping schedule (read greater attendance by teens)
Replace trailer with old hot water tank anode with new RV that is delivered with new anode
We take delivery of a new 33BHS on Friday
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Congrats! I think...
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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We set up a tent or tents when the girls came out last year - so this will make it a lot easier for all & when mom's happy all are happy
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congrats on the new anode, I hope it keeps the DW and kids happy and warm when trying to do dishes and take showers.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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It's just like sending the wife to the grocery store for beer. She then proceeds to pick up some "things we needed anyway." Next thing you know that 12 pack costs you $200. Congrats on the new digs!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:19 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new unit with ruckus room and new anode. What does the TE mean? I have a 2013 33BHS but no TE. I am assuming Touring Edition, but the floor plans are the same.
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LOL, I bet it's wonderful ~ and if it keeps your girls going with you and having fun, so much the better! Happy Camping
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:52 AM   #8
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And I thought my burnt out light bulb was expensive too!!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:25 AM   #9
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Reminds me of an old saying, I wonder if this bar has any fuses.
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Impulse buying is the most satisfying thing you can do and you usually walk away happy with your purchase.
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So did you remember to buy an anode

on the new rig!!

Hope you don't find out you now need a new truck to pull it!!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #13
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Thanks all
Stanleyg - I believe the TE = the Touring Edition bundle the trailer shipped with - Power awning & tongue jack, Aluminum wheels, TV&DVD etc
I think the girls wanting to continue camping with us is awesome - and if this helps all the better
KyDan I will be checking for the new anode on Friday
I think the estimate for the truck put us a 85-95% on GVWR GCWR & GAWR numbers so should be good to go
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From PT a look inside :
Living room: Avenger 33BHS Virtual Tour
Bunk house: Avenger 33BHS Virtual Tour
Bathroom for girls: Avenger 33BHS Virtual Tour
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Replace trailer with old hot water tank anode with new RV that is delivered with new anode
We take delivery of a new 33BHS on Friday
Man o' man, I betcha that is the most anybody has ever paid for an anode rod replacement. I know I should not be laughing at your overpriced repair cost, but that is just too funny.

Congrats on the new camper !!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Remember if it has an Atwood hot water heater no anode is needed. Doh. Back to the Rv show.
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I would imagine the insurance policy will look funny when you value that anode rod!!

Congrats!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #18
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My 318 does not have an anode.......are you sure that you went to an RV show for an anode and did not come home with one?
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Been there and done that. Enjoy !!!!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:19 AM   #20
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You all are right - no anode on this one -- we found out friday it came with the 18 Gallon/Hour Quick Recovery Mode Atwood Water Heater
That should slow down the anode shopping at the next RV show
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