Originally Posted by scubieman
I arrived back from my first RV trip which was AWESOME! Now I would like to drain water heater since I wont use it for about another 2-3 weeks. My water heater has a rod at the bottom(Can't think of name). The one that gets eatin at by corriosn before the water heater. Do I take that out? I dont have a big enough wrench and dont want to really buy one. I also have the hot water low points which did not drain the water. Maybe just slow. Or should I just keep the water in there?
I beleive the anode rod is what your seeing. I can't remember the socket size, but you will need to get one to remove the rod and allow the water to drain. Be sure to open a hot water faucet inside the trailer before removing the rod.
Also using teflon tape on the rod's threads before reinstalling will help the next time you need to remove it.