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Old 06-24-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Anode Rod, Screen Door and Door Window

We need help and or suggestions on how to fix a few things, but first we need some information on the anode rod. We've had our Escape for just a little over a month and it hasn't left our driveway yet (it was delivered to us). John (hubby) is going to sanitize the tank and he checked to see if the hot water tank had water in it - it did. We had filled the water tank a couple wks ago to see if the water pump worked - it does. We have not tried the hot water heater yet. Water has sat in the hot water tank for a couple of wks. Can an anode rod look like this after a couple of weeks?



Since we received our trailer we have reached out to Escape many times concerning our screen door doing what I call 'hanging low'. Meaning there is a gap at the top. Reace told us that they noticed this problem in the shop and that the door was warped. Just give it a good twist as that is what worked with the door at the shop. My husband has done this many times and we can not correct the warping. Only way we can get it to close at the top is to lift the screen door upwards and or slightly sideways. Upwards works the best and then the door looks perfect.

Also I'm looking for suggestions as to how to cover up the scratch marks on the door window frame. Trailer arrived to our home with this, I've asked how to fix this - maybe some kind of paint?? My husband has called concerning the window and the screen door, I've emailed (weeks) and we are not receiving a reply back. Reace was very helpful concerning the air bubbles in the door window covering. He sent us a replacement covering even though I was willing to take a pin to the air bubbles and see if I could fix the problem. It looks like who ever put the door on had some problems as there is white paint along the frame covering up some scratch marks, but no paint to cover up the window frame scratches. Actually the marks are more gouge/groove marks vs scratches. Sadly those stick out like a sore thumb because of the metal look under the black frame.

We love our little trailer, but I see the window frame and the screen door every time I go in or out of the trailer. I know it may seem petty to some and it does even to me at times, but we've had people who I do not know stop while driving by our house asking to see the trailer - they love it also. They have noticed the window/screen door and ask about it. I tell them it will be fixed, but will it?


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Old 06-24-2018, 06:47 PM   #2
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thatsa nearly new anode. here's an old one below a brand new one.

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re the scratches, get a black 'industrial' Sharpie (aka Sharpie Pro), or a MarksAlot, and dab the scratch, voila, no-see-um. won't last forever, but easy to touch up. regular sharpies don't work so great, they have water based ink, the industrial/pro version is the ORIGINAL sharpie formula, writes on metal, glass, everything and is quite durable.
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Can an anode rod look like this after a couple of weeks?
Answer is Yes, it is doing what it is supposed to do.

For me I always empty the hot water tank and leave anode out after getting back home from trips and leave tank empty while in storage.

Keep in mind if the anode rod did not look like that, then the hot water tank would and why there is the sacrificial anode rod.
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FYI. My screen door was sticking, something was catching. Anyway escape paid for an adjustment by my rv repair place. Works great now. Good reminder I need to check that anode again.
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thatsa nearly new anode. here's an old one below a brand new one.
Great example of when it is time to replace the anode. That is about where I go to with mine before replacing.
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oh, and when I replaced that anode rod in my picture? I used a rv water heater flush wand, and wow a lot of crud came out of the tank.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XL2IBS

sure, you could make one of those yourself, but for $8, it works great...
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our screen door is like that but the opposite - lower corner has a gap.. since it didn't change anything we just sort of ignored it. sorry no help here... just letting you know you aren't the only one I guess..
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Defects

You paid as much as a certified pre-owned Lexus, so insist on a proper fix.
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You paid as much as a certified pre-owned Lexus, so insist on a proper fix.
I agree, but it sounds like she is not getting an answer from ETI. The door should have never left ETI with that slop of touch up paint.
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