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Old 06-13-2015, 09:22 AM   #11
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sorry for going of track.When your finished the camping trip do you drain the water out of the water heater.Does the low point drain everything[system] newbie
Ours only gets drained with the rest of the water system when we winterize.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:33 AM   #12
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I don't drain after every trip. I worry more about cross-threading the anode than leaving the water in the tank.

My Scamp hot water heater has a drain... wish Ten Forward did
I concur with that Donna. I drained my last winter and noticed that the original had crossed threads. I replaced it with a new even though it was less than two months old, and it felt like I was cross threading during installation, but it's never leaked so it's ok. I'm going to have to invest in a tape to clean up the threads next time I drain it.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:12 AM   #13
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At Camping World I saw an anode that had a drain built into the plug. Might be worth buying.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:09 AM   #14
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The low point drain will not drain the water heater, one has to remove the anode rod, after releasing any pressure to drain the heater.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:59 PM   #15
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The low point drain will not drain the water heater, one has to remove the anode rod, after releasing any pressure to drain the heater.
Yep, and then a water heater cleaning wand is your friend. About $7.50. Couldn't believe the scale that came out after only 4-5 weeks of use.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:09 PM   #16
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My Scamp hot water heater has a drain... wish Ten Forward did
Is the one in the Scamp an Atwood? Suburan water heaters (such as those used in Escapes) have an anode rod to protect the steel tank from corrosion. Due to their aluminum-lined (or just alumium?) tanks, Atwood has no use for an anode rod. They still have a threaded port, but with no rod the port has a plastic plug, or can be fitted with a drain valve.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:15 PM   #17
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It's an all electric Suburban Brian.
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Donna,
Are you saying you do not have the propane option nor the removable anode rod on your Suburban water heater?
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:28 PM   #19
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Are you saying you do not have the propane option nor the removable anode rod on your Suburban water heater?
No, it has a removable anode rod, just no propane.. ever. Came from the Scamp factory that way in 1988. It looks like a home hotwater heater. Round, but only about a foot tall.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:32 PM   #20
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WAIT... I just looked at the paperwork for the hotwater heater. It's a Speed-O-Matic. What was I thinking? D'oh.
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