Originally Posted by bigdaddy
Thanks for the input! I think I'll just replace it in the spring.
Replacing it is the best way to be sure. But if I can stretch the life of an anode rod for 5 years or better, then I am saving $50 if I had replaced it every year. My wife calls me tight.
I took my anode rod from a previous 3 year old camper into the local RV shop to get another one......I thought it looked eat up. The lady behind the counter said she would sell me one, but that I had plenty of life left in the 1 I had. It is still sitting there and deteriorating with the present owners........and it is now 6 years old......but he is planning on finally replacing it next spring. Just because it looks bad, that doesn't mean it isn't doing it's job any less than a new unit.
Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
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