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Old 10-29-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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The hot water just started smelling bad when used. Our 2001 Adventurer does not have an anode rod and I did empty and pressure rinse out the tank. Any other suggestions?
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The hot water just started smelling bad when used. Our 2001 Adventurer does not have an anode rod and I did empty and pressure rinse out the tank. Any other suggestions?
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I had a similar problem on a 97 Adventure. It seemed to only be in the hot water system after sitting for a couple of weeks. I solved the problem by draining the hot water heater and filling it when I wanted to use it.
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This happens to us when we're at a CG with a high sulfer content in their water - especially if we don't drain the tank & the water sits in there from one trip to the next.

Petro's advice to drain & refill (from a no sulfer supply)works best.

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I had this problem when I was not a fulltimer. I found that if I din't use the coach for about 2 weeks or more the water, depending on where I camped previously, would sulfate and give the rotten egg smell. So, you have 1 or 2 choices.

1) Drain the tank between uses.

2) Hook up water and a refresh the water in hot water heater.
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Thanks everyone. Sounds like it may be a sulfer problem. I did drain the tank and flushed it out. It was somewhat better, but it probably was refilled with the same water from the holding tank. Next spring I will run some water with bleach in it and follow up with baking soda, then fresh. I'm guessing that will take care of it. If not, I will be back asking again. Have a safe winter all!
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