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Old 05-07-2015, 05:59 AM   #1
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travel and water heater question

I was curious on low water drains. I have a 2015 23ss and I was thinking I would rather not travel with 6 gallons of water in the water tank. If I use my low drains will that also drain my hot water tank? Do most just travel with water in it? I was thinking 6 gallons X 8.33 pounds per gallon put me at about 50 pounds, Which would be just fine towing but I'm not sure I want water in the tank sloshing around as I'm getting to our location or back home. I just hate the thought of having to remove the lower drain screw on the tank every time I want to drain it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:14 AM   #2
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Most people don't drain water heater, not much weight. If you drain using low water drain, some sediments might enter into cold water line and then next time used could plugged or make your toilet valve leak (this depends where your water heater is in your plumbing system).

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Old 05-07-2015, 06:20 AM   #3
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Didn't think about that aspect fonzie. It wont be new forever. So your saying it wouldn't hurt anything to just leave it alone and do what we have to do.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:26 AM   #4
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That is how I do it (leave water in until time to winterize) and no issues in four years. Other members will have different opinions.......
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Never heard of this....you also run the risk of forgetting to refill/purge the air before turning on the electric element & then you have a burned up element. Leaving it full will do no harm.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:33 AM   #6
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travel and water heater question

I don't drain my WH either for traveling. I only drain it for when the trailer is stored for long periods. I think you're fine to leave it full going to and coming from your CG.
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I don't drain my WH either for traveling. I only drain it for when the trailer is stored for long periods. I think you're fine to leave it full going to and coming from your CG.
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Looks like its unanimous, Although I knew it already, I worry to much, Time to start enjoy it! Thanks guys.
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Good deal! And, I think it's okay to worry a little bit-I call it diligence.
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