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Old 11-17-2015, 05:47 PM   #21
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I drain my water heater on my Windjammer, if its going to sit a while. I didn't last year for 6weeks and it got real funky and put a smell in the whole trailer. Its not a big deal and it only takes a minute.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:52 PM   #22
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For 40 years I drain our water heater only when winterizing whether it is used weekly or every three months.....4 different trailers, no ill effects as yet .

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Old 11-17-2015, 07:51 PM   #23
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Can someone give me an easy explanation on how to drain the water heater. I was told it was good to do after every trip.
I drain mine at the campsite on the last day of my trip, before I leave to go back home. No reason to carry that extra water with me. And the way I have to park my trailer, I cannot level up to drain at home.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:01 AM   #24
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Drain my hot water tank for winterizing only.....after camping for 15 years, and never having a problem with the HWT, I don't see the need to drain it except for winterizing. We don't drink hot water anyhow, and never had a odor problem either. There is enough to do setting up and tearing down when camping.....no need to add another project that isn't necessary!
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:08 AM   #25
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They have anodes with the pet cock drain incorporated into it and this makes it very easy to drain.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #26
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They have anodes with the pet cock drain incorporated into it and this makes it very easy to drain.
I would definitely be interested in that, Anode with petcock. Got any brand names/models?

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:48 AM   #27
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I would definitely be interested in that, Anode with petcock. Got any brand names/models?

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There's several available for Atwood style (aluminum tank) water heaters.
Which, when you think about it is questionable since Atwood doesn't even put one in from factory.
But... here are two for that type... ONE... TWO

I have not been able to find one for a Suburban - Mor Flo style (steel tank) water heater.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:41 PM   #28
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Ornery. That would be a Camco 11533 RV Anode Rod with Drain available from Amazon
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:09 PM   #29
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You will most likely get answers on all ends of the spectrum and they are most likely all right. How long you can leave water in the WH depends on the water supply. If you have only ever used very clean sterile water, might not have an issue, however if you use well water ( many remote campsites) you could have an issue in a little as a few weeks of warm weather. How often you drain depends on the water you use.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:24 PM   #30
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can someone tell me how to put the winter antifreeze into the water tank it says in the book to yse a long funnel where would you put it ? first time to winterizing i have a 832 IKBS 2015 thanks
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