Originally Posted by Grey Wolf
Tired of getting all wet when i take the anode rod out.Is there a
rod with a drain valve on it &were can i buy one.
Some ways to do this without getting your "tennies" wet.
1) The water heater can be drained through the low point drains by opening the hot water low point drain (red one) and walking away. It will glug for about 30 minutes. (This is NOT recommended, however, because debris from the tank will enter your hot water lines and may clog a valve when you put water back into the camper in the spring.
2) Make (somehow) a Suburban RV anode rod with a valve in it. "I" do not recommend this because it will be expensive, it leave all that crud in the tank, and it will NOT be permanent (they still need to make a new one every few years as the anode is consumed).
Camco 11533 RV Anode Rod with Drain for Aluminum Water Heater : Amazon.com : Automotive
is only for an Atwood water heater with aluminum tank (that of course does not need one). Totally useless, IMO.
The threads are different and will not fit a Suburban (that actually needs an anode rod).