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Old 10-31-2014, 12:06 PM   #21
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How long your water heater anode lasts is dependent on the water in the heater. We have soft water here in BC.
This is my anode after six years. It's still good.
If you have hard water, yours may require replacement much earlier.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:17 PM   #22
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I would assume you would do more harm than good, the grey tank is in that area I mentioned plus all that foam. I'd try tilting the trailer like mentioned above and pump it out.
Hi: cpaharley2008... I don't know if it's good or bad but I always disconnect the water hoses from each side of the pump. Lets them air dry. Just remember to reconnect or you'll get an "Indoor pool" in the spring. Alf
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:28 PM   #23
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How long your water heater anode lasts is dependent on the water in the heater. We have soft water here in BC.
This is my anode after six years. It's still good.
If you have hard water, yours may require replacement much earlier.
Yea, I suspect I ran into lots of hard water on my trip to the southwest desert. The first 1/4 of the anode wear was over 2 1/2 years, the rest in 10 months.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:40 PM   #24
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Speaking of winterizing - anyone find where their winter cover is stashed in the trailer?

On page 19 of our Dometic Refrigeration Operation Manual 4.13 Winter Operation.

"When temperature falls below 50F (+10C) the winter cover should be fitted. This protects the unit from excessively cold air which could have adverse effects on performance of the unit"

"You should also attach the winter cover if the vehicle is taken out of service for a longer period of time or while it is being cleaned from the outside."

I haven't found it anywhere ... yet.

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Old 10-31-2014, 03:48 PM   #25
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:33 PM   #26
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:26 PM   #27
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Began winterizing this afternoon. Here's Low Point drain on my 19. (Built Aug 2013). The big surprise came when I removed the drain plug from the hot water heater. Holy mackerel -- and what you see is one season's crud! ...(!!!)

GBaggs....you're telling me this thing is still good??
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:21 PM   #28
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You have several more seasons on that anode.
Here's pix of mine at five years and then at six years.
BTW, I took it to my local RV shop at 5 years and was told it was fine. Need a lot more of the wire core exposed and more way more eaten away.
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Here is an example of a rod that needs replacements ( from Camping World site ).
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:34 PM   #30
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First time I took mine out and saw it down to the wire core I thought it was just about to break apart. That durable wire core supporting the sacrificial metal holds up very well.
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