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Old 01-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #11
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I have been using bathroom tub caulking, I believe it is latex. The hope is that it will be a bit more water resistant, and being latex, it does seem to stick better than silicone. I am only using it out of sunlight exposure, though, as I question its UV resistance.
Only time will tell if it was a good choice.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #12
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I haved the extension to the drain on the water heater to keep the water from draining on the floor when the plug is removed. I like to drain the water heater after each trip and this keeps things dry.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:54 PM   #13
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Now why didn't I think of that!
Great idea, and exactly what I will be doing next.
Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #14
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Now why didn't I think of that!
Great idea, and exactly what I will be doing next.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:56 PM   #15
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Thanks for the great info. I too will be spending some more quality time with my coach.
Keep us posted on what type of sealant is being used. I've found silicone the same as others....weak at best. I've been resealing every year. I'll look into the 3M product as well as dicor.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:02 PM   #16
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I asked around on another forum and have been told by several to use Dicor Lap Sealant on the outside of your trailer.

I'm gonna have to have a better talk with my service tech!

Just found out that FR uses a product made by Geocel. They make sealant for about any use on your RV. You can find it on Tweetys or RVWholesalers web site under the name Proflex.

Here's a link to their web site; http://www.geoceltransportationproducts.com/MH.htm
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:26 PM   #17
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Use that 3M Marine Sealent...........good enough for boats. More than good enough for RV's. I've used that before on boat. Didnt think of using it on the RV. Thats the ticket, I'll let you know how it works. I believe I still have some.....now just have to find it. OK it might be lost.............but we'll get some, some how, some where !!
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:09 PM   #18
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I haved the extension to the drain on the water heater to keep the water from draining on the floor when the plug is removed. I like to drain the water heater after each trip and this keeps things dry.
I think the extension is a great idea. I also see where you have more caulk at the bottom seam than I had on my water heater.

I use an aluminum foil "chute" hanging over the edge when I drain my water heater.

Does anyone know if using the copper extension would affect the functionality of the anode rod ?? I wouldn't think so, but I don't know all of the facts concerning galvanic exchange.
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Does anyone know if using the copper extension would affect the functionality of the anode rod ?? I wouldn't think so, but I don't know all of the facts concerning galvanic exchange.
This was my thought exactly. I am also curious as to how this actually works. Is the copper extension left on all the time? How do you close the door?

The purpose of the anode is to protect the iron of the heater. The inevitable copper corrosion on the threads may very well electrically isolate the anode from the iron of the heater.
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I pick up my brand new SV264 in the spring sometime and as a result of reading this thread, I will be going over it with a fine tooth comb as soon as I get it home......
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