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Old 11-16-2018, 05:08 PM   #1
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Atwood Anode?

I have a Coachmen 360IBL with an Atwood 10 gal. water heater. I have always been told that since the Atwood has an aluminum tank, I don't have an anode rod and that one is not needed since the aluminum tanks don't rust. Now on Amazon, I see this one made by Camco for Atwood water heaters. Is there some new evidence that this is needed for an aluminum tank?

https://smile.amazon.com/Camco-11553...v+water+heater
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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I have never had a problem with my Atwood. If it was needed, I would assume Mfg would require one to protect themselves.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:24 PM   #3
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I have a Coachmen 360IBL with an Atwood 10 gal. water heater. I have always been told that since the Atwood has an aluminum tank, I don't have an anode rod and that one is not needed since the aluminum tanks don't rust. Now on Amazon, I see this one made by Camco for Atwood water heaters. Is there some new evidence that this is needed for an aluminum tank?

https://smile.amazon.com/Camco-11553...v+water+heater
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:04 PM   #4
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Thanks, that's kinda what I figured. Camco just trying to make some extra bucks.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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If Iwritecode says it, it must be true.

We all know heís full if it..........RV info I mean
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:22 PM   #6
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Thatís why I make the big bucks around here.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:48 PM   #7
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Thatís why I make the big bucks around here.

What, $1.50 a year and 33% of that goes to taxes?
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:28 PM   #8
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According to Atwood...The use of an anode rod will void the warranty. Now that was in their manual last time I read it BUT as many might not know Atwood is now Dometic. I have yet to see a new Dometic manual for the water heater.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:43 AM   #9
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As long as the anode rod and plug are aluminum it shouldn't make any difference.
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