So here's a recent story sorta related to this thread
When we brought our trailer home to prepare for our upcoming trip we wanted to clean our water system, including the water heater because of the rotten egg smell we experienced during our past 2 trips - first time we smelled it we had no idea what was wrong, during the second trip around October 10th we figured out the problem (thanks to the forum) but we didn't have the tools needed for the job so we figured we'd wait until we prepare for our next trip which is now.
Well as we begin, DH releases the pressure value and low and behold hot water comes out! Yes, we had actually left the water heater on since our last trip that was over a month ago! Total newbie oversight! Thankfully no one was hurt, including the tank since is was full of hot water.
Wish I had taken a pic of the anode, it was like almost gone even though we just bought the trailer in March 2014 and you can see in my signature that we haven't had that many nights camping. I'm glad I had bought a couple of anodes to have on hand so we were able to replace it. So much scale came out of that tank, yuck! We cleaned the whole system with bleach water, but we're also going to put vinegar through the system, seems like that would do a better job of removing the scale.
And I'm never going to forget to turn off the water heater again when we break down camp. Ever!
2011 Carriage Cabo 341
2014 Wildwood 231RBXL - Traded Her In
2016 Days Camped = 5; Reserved = 14 so far
2015 Days Camped = 24 / 2014 Days Camped = 23