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Old 02-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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Do you leave hot water heater filled during the season or drain it after a weekend of camping and then fill it next time?
I drain mine after each use.....
It's what I do ..

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #12
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I drain mine unless I'm going camping the next weekend.

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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I'm at the other end of the spectrum. I rarely empty it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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In the pup, I would not empty between each trip. This was mainly so I would have enough weight on the hitch. Not sure if I will empty it in the Roo
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:04 AM   #15
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in the 6 years we've owned our Roo, i never drained the WH. not even in the off season. i do drain the FW tank.
but we don't have to winterize.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:06 AM   #16
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I only empty if we're going on long trips to lighten the load, and I always drain the fresh water.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:11 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
in the 6 years we've owned our Roo, i never drained the WH. not even in the off season. i do drain the FW tank.
but we don't have to winterize.

How do you know what the condition of your anode is if you don't drain the water out? If the anode material is gone, the drain plug and the pipe attachment connections will corrode together and you won't be able to get them out.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #18
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We live full time in our RV and do wash all the time. Never once even with back to back showers did we not have enough hot water. You will be fine. We never winterize because we follow the nice weather, what a life. Enjoy your travels.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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With 60 gals and on demand hot water we can go all weekend
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:08 AM   #20
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do they even have an anode rod left? i drain mine every fall, and let it air dry for a couple of days before reinstalling anode rod, replacing as needed. after that, its winterize and dream of spring.

our water conservation has increased since the kids no longer go with us, or they dont go as often. hard to get teenagers to grasp the idea of a navy shower. they dont like using cg facilities as some are just horrible, and they also hate running out of hot water. hey.. its only 6 gallons, it isnt going to last all day

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