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Old 08-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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drain water heater

I have a 96 Insbruck tt and was wondering how you all drain the water heaters in your tts. the only way I can see is to pull the anode rod, but then a lot of the water runs under the floor and soaks the insulation. How do you do it?

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Is not the anode rod on the outside of the travel trailer? I thought that was on the burner side on the outside. If so, you may need to caulk around the water heater plate to prevent water from getting in.

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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You should have a drain plug on the outside near the pressure relief valve. I put a small hose (some left over from a fill tube I put in an old TT) and let it drain into a bucket or if I pull it outside the garage I let it drain on the ground.
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You didn't say what model WH you have.
But all the Atwood's and Suburban's I've seen have the drain or anode on the OUTside. So unless you're pulling the heating element on an Atwood, that's not the anode or drain.
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Atwood does not have an anode rod, Suburban does. If the plug hex flats are 1 3/8" it is a Suburban with an anode rod inside the pipe plug. The Atwood plug is 5/8" flats if I remember correctly. In either case it drains outward, and the galvanized panel is sealed to the trailer wall to prevent getting water into the RV. If you remove the electric heating element, yes water will drain into the RV.
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