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Old 02-15-2018, 09:22 PM   #1
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Draining hot water tank

I just bought a 2018 shamrock 233s. I've looked all over the bottom of the camper and can't find the valve to drain the hot water tank. Could anyone help me with this?
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:27 PM   #2
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I just bought a 2018 shamrock 233s. I've looked all over the bottom of the camper and can't find the valve to drain the hot water tank. Could anyone help me with this?
Yes... you'll have to open/remove the outside water heater door.

If you have a Suburban water heater, the "plug" will be metal and attached to a sacrificial anode rod. You have to unscrew it AFTER the water is cool and you have released the pressure.

If you have an Atwood water heater, the "plug" will be plastic. You have to unscrew it AFTER the water is cool and you have released the pressure.
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thank you very much for your quick reply. Still trying to get adjusted from a trailmanor to the shamrock
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I just bought a 2018 shamrock 233s. I've looked all over the bottom of the camper and can't find the valve to drain the hot water tank. Could anyone help me with this?
You have to remove the outside WH cover and remove the large plug at the bottom of the tank. Use a 6 point socket. Be very sure you have the 110-volt electric turned off. Reach up and flip open the Pressure Relief valve at the top of the tank. On some models, an anode rod is attached to the plug.
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You have to remove the outside WH cover and remove the large plug at the bottom of the tank. Use a 6 point socket. Be very sure you have the 110-volt electric turned off. Reach up and flip open the Pressure Relief valve at the top of the tank. On some models, an anode rod is attached to the plug.
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Is your water heater made by Suburban or Atwood?
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Water heater should be very similar if not identical to the Trailmanor.
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One more thing, what's the switch do on the hot water heater? Its located left of the anode rod.
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Heater yes, but the trailmanor had a valve beneath the camper to drain the hot water tank
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:02 AM   #10
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IF it's a black rocker switch- it turns the
120v AC heating rod ON/OFF in your water heater.
Shut off the switch now and don't turn it back on until you have refilled your hot water tank next season.
Failure to do this can result in nearly instant burn out of the heater rod.

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