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Old 09-25-2016, 04:56 PM   #11
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I thought we're not allowed to say the dreaded "W" word until October!!
....that's when it starts to get cool enough to camp here.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:29 PM   #12
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....that's when it starts to get cool enough to camp here.
Since our ski cams have been showing lots of fresh snow here, we'll be looking at heading south to West-Texas before we have to put Rocky into her "W" hibernation.

Any suggestions for good sites in Texas?
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:51 PM   #13
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Palo Duro Canyon is nice but I haven't been in years. Can't say as to much of the W Tx area as I haven't traveled that side as much.

I don't want to hijack this one too much, lol. Try this thread out. -->Texas trip
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:50 AM   #14
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I re-insert mine with fresh Teflon tape on it after draining the tank and prepping it for winter....for much the same reason as you stated.
Ditto on everything, just make sure you turn off the electric switch to the hot water heater that way you won't forget and turn it on by mistake before you fill the hot water tank in the spring. Been there done that
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:45 AM   #15
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Wondering if I should remove the water heater anode before winter storage, I have the last two years but not so sure it's a good idea, the threads get corrosion and makes it more difficult to install in the spring, thoughts?
Apparently there's no real right or wrong answer here except to say be
careful and shut off breaker or hidden rocker switch to avoid accidentally burning out the element in the Spring! (been there done that...)

I tried mine both ways and for the reason you mention- I started removing,
flushing, and replacing the anode so the tank threads won't rust so bad.
I used Oatey great white pipe dope with teflon or plenty of teflon tape.
Not sure about the comment " One single wrap should be plenty . More can ruin the tank."???

Yes the anode needs to be electrically connected to the tank to do it's thing but I believe no matter how much tape you use, if you tighten it up
it's gonna work. You for sure don't want that puppy getting stuck rusted
in there so I advise ample amount of tape or pipe dope!

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If you do plan to leave anode out,,, I would find a plug you could put in its place !!!
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:36 AM   #17
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After deploying bypass valves, drain, flush well, inspect anode, clean if necessary. Leave rod loose in heater till the tank dries, tape anode treads and install it. Do turn off the outside switch (Surbanan), set for next trip out, usually to LA in early spring.
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snip.....Do turn off the outside switch (Surbanan), .
Yeah, my hidden rocker switch stuck on pretty early in the process so
I would shut off the breaker when draining just to be sure it didn't get
powered up by accident before it was re-filled. The one time I deviated it
got burned up!

See thread in FAQ about water heater element. Home Depot had the cheapest price on camco exact replacement elements last time I checked.
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I remove it to drain tank for winter and also use a syringe to extract remaining water in tank. You would be surprised how much water is still trapped in the bottom of tank. Once dry I will add little vegetable foil to threads and reinstall and no I do not wrap with tape never has leaked in all the years I've done it this way. Later RJD
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I picked up my new travel trailer from the dealer 5 weeks ago. I was surprised when doing the walk-thru that he recommended removing the anode every time I planned on not using the trailer for more then a week.

But... yesterday I winterized it and removed the anode and was surprised at the amount of pitting already on it even thought its only been in water for a month..
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