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Old 08-08-2005, 08:43 AM   #29
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That is really good stuff on the water heaters.
HOW do you learn that much info on the two brands of water heater anyway??
and how many people (me for one) have never checked their annode after years of use, especially if you had the Suburban, and are running a problematic heater?
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:10 AM   #30
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Iv' had a lot of rvs and not only enjoy the tinkering but don't relish forking over $75 an hour for many times medocre service. I had rather learn how to do it my self. Must admit though, I now leave the dirty stuff like changing oil and filters to a garage. When they are running a special of course
Actually Mike, the Surburban is the least problematic because of the anode. The anode is there to absorb the minerals and self distruct there by saving the tank wall. In time the Atwood wall will collapse, as Tom experienced, from electrolis absorbtion. If you have a Surburban pull the anode every 6 months and flush the tank. Particulary in areas with high mineral content water sources such as Ca & Fl. Have you checked your anode today??

One further note; The Surburban anode is an aluminum alloy. The Atwood tank walls are aluminum. If you pull your anode you'll be glad you have a ceramic tank.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">especially if you had the Suburban, and are running a problematic heater? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Actually Mike, the Surburban is the least problematic because of the anode. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I meant 'problematic' speaking globally of ALL heaters, not just the suburban with their annode. I would now presume that ANY unchecked heater is potentially a problem waiting to develop, although the suburban at least advertises its need for checking because of the fact that it has a replaceable rod.

From now on when ever any of us meet at a campsite, we can all go drain each others hot water tank. Since Don won't let any of us guys shower while camping, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:25 AM   #32
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I read that FatDog

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Ha! Thats good. Don must be an Old Spice guy. Personally I need soap plus Old Spice.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Personally I need soap plus Old Spice. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I can second that! I need all the soap and hot water I can get.

When you're young, you do it to impress the ladies.
When you're middle aged and skinny, it doesn't matter.
When you get old and fat, you can't stand yourself without it.



There, think I've got it all covered.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">When you're young, you do it to impress the ladies.
When you're middle aged and skinny, it doesn't matter.
When you get old and fat, you can't stand yourself without it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope...one more there Tom...

"When you're old, fat, ugly, and have milk breath, you're only hope is that the HazMat team will give you a sponge bath"!!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">ugly, and have milk breath, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Now don't sell yourself short there Sean!

But, guess I'll give you that one.
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tehe tehe!!

Touche there buddy!

And just let me clarify one thing....you don't have to drink milk to have "Milk Breath"! (Reminds me of one of our elderly salesman long ago that had this syndrome, and worse- was one of those types that had to be right in your face to yack at cha....yuuuuuccck!).

Now...back to point...you made me look. Wouldn't you know that WW now puts Atwoods in the SLCs...I know where the drains are (can't help but notice those 'udders' on the TH's driver side...but what is this drain?



Anything we need to do here?

I'd go try to hunt down the manual, but yackin with you guys is much too much more fun...plus I get to hear it (Tom) from the Cow's teeet!!

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Here you go Sean. Buy this and a flushing wand then remove that white plastic nut at bottom center. Flush the heater with the wand, put some teflon tape on the threads of the anode and screw it in. Remember the hose water filter. Pull the rod out in six months and see how it is. Be sure and show Brian how to do things. Happy Trails!! And as you can see, we Suburban folks have thicker longer rods
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Hover, boy am I glad you posted this thread. Pulled my rod today and it looks nothing like the picture you posted. Bout 1/8 dia steel rod. I think completely gone... got about 2 cups of white chunks out of that baby! Yikes me thinks I waited too long. Have to get a new one tomorrow. Thanks again, BB
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Once again the miracle of iRV2 works! Thank you Dave...you've made a whole bunch of peoples' day! (Poor 'ol BB now has to get a 'new rod'...boy is that gonna hurt!).

I wudda never thought to check mine, but with only 2 months under my belt, I think I've got some time to keep mine "up and running".

Now...what does everyone have in the way of a filter to fill the coach?

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Here's the one I use. Thinkin maybe I should buy some Camco.

http://www.camco.net/Menu.cfm?SupCategoryId=10000&SubCa...d=212&Product Id=2059
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Here's the one I use. Thinkin maybe I should buy some Camco <span class="ev_code_red">STOCK?</span> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm sure that's what you meant to say!

That's a great idea, but I'm wonderin' about flow rate...they don't give specs...good idea for hookups, but most of the time we're boondockin', and it's always the last minute that we fill the water.

Keep up the Dave!!!
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