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Old 11-19-2015, 07:38 PM   #31
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Ernest, in the water heater tank? No need if you have hot and cold shut off valve. Close valves and drain. For that matter no tanks really get AF in them just drain them all well.


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Old 11-19-2015, 08:10 PM   #32
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Do not put antifreeze in Freshwater tank or water heater. You should only put antifreeze in in the hot and cold water lines ( via winterizing valve on water pump) and in all plumbing traps. Drain the Fresh water tank, and the water heater, and black and grey tanks.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:39 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by OswegoLion View Post
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.
If your unit has a storage compartment below the WH door,,,
Be sure it is closed tightly,,, or you could end up with wet compartment !!!

I drain ours almost every time,,, unless we are going back out in a couple of weeks !!!
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:48 PM   #35
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Since we tend to go out after the weather gets cold, I basically winterize after each trip. I tested draining the water heater on the trip back yesterday, and it was completely empty using the low point drain and venting through one of the hot water faucets.

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Old 11-27-2015, 04:54 PM   #36
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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 need to add another project that isn't necessary!
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:11 PM   #37
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okay got that thanks i looked it over good and did that to , thanks again

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