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Old 11-13-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Bought a 2007 FR Wildcat. Winterized it and discovered it had an anode rod. So, I'm assuming it's a Suburban water heater. Does anyone know the size of anode rod needed? I can't find anyone who knows (not even service tech!)
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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Sorry I reread you post and thought you said it had no anode rod.

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Old 11-13-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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This should fit.....

Anode Rod for Suburban Water Heaters - Camco 11563 - Water Heaters - Camping World
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:03 PM   #4
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They are fairly standard with the 6 and 10 gallon Suburbans taking the same rod.

Amazon.com: Suburban 232767 Magnesium Anode Rod: Automotive

You will need a 1 and 1/16th socket to remove/replace the anode rod. The directions will be on the back of the anode rod packaging.

P.S. I am moving this thread to the plumbing section of the forums.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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If it's a Suburban like you say, it takes a 1-1/16" socket and at least a 6" extension and a ratchet or breaker bar to remove it. Make sure you flip the lever at the top to release the pressure. Stand to one side so you don't get wet. You will need some Teflon tape to wrap the threads on the new one when you put it in.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:05 PM   #6
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If you buy online buy two. You will always notice you need to replace the anode rod when your local dealer is out of them and you have the old one out. Unused they last forever.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:18 PM   #7
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Suburban recommends Magnesium or Aluminum - right out of the Suburban Anode replacement manual. It says Magnesium should last over a year - if it does not, they recommend Aluminum as it reacts slower and should only be used where a Magnesium anode does not last one year.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:23 PM   #8
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If you have never had it out; you should examine it using this chart.
It may just need to be flushed out and put right back in (using Teflon tape or Teflon pipe dope, of course).

The anode on the red tool box is good to put back in.
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Timely post Herk...thanks for the good pix!
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Talking Anode rod question

THANKS!!! For all the great information. I didn't even know what I didn't know. So glad you guys are here!!!
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