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Old 10-04-2016, 11:43 AM   #1
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What to do the the Hot Water plug when winterizing?

When winterizing your rig, do you leave the plug in after draining the hot water tank or leave it out?

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When winterizing your rig, do you leave the plug in after draining the hot water tank or leave it out?

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After draining, put the plug back in to keep critters out.
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I always left the drain plug ( anode rod ) out ; but there's nothing wrong with re-installing it , so you don't miss place it or forget to install it come spring .
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:48 AM   #4
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What to do the the Hot Water plug when winterizing?

I just put in loosely. Correct installation on a check list for spring.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:55 AM   #5
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Since I don't winterize with pink stuff (air only) I don't do anything when putting the coach in service, so the rod goes back in as do the filters. I just put water in the fresh water tank when I can and that's it. Well...That's not entirely ture. I do turn off the propane tank so that's a 15--30 second job.
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Just put the old anode back in, just in case I end up dewinterizing and taking the coach back out for a trip. You never know when you may have to hit the road on short notice.

I flush again in the spring, and put new anode in at that time.
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I'm the last one who should provide any feedback. I left mine in last winter, without taking the water out of the tank.....



From now on the plug stays out, in the basement bin with the water pump...
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We usually had 60 to 100 motorhomes on the lot. when we winterized we dropped the plug in the bottom of the Water heater. Made sure the door was latched.
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