replace that anode rod REGULARLY!
Just replace mine last night. The last owner used the camper to live in for a whole year. I assumed that she never did any PM on it. There is absolutely nothing left to the rod and I have to use my high power impact wrench to get it lose. bad rust even on the thread. also, I used a bottle brush with an extended handle to clean the bottom of the tank while flusing with lots of water. There is at least 1/4 layer of white stuff there. I'm glad that I did this. Erwin
Erwin and wife and family of 4 little ones
St. Louis MO
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