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Old 08-10-2022, 01:13 PM   #1
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Here in Michigan we camp for about a week at a time a couple times a month during the warm months, my question is, would you empty the water heater between outings?
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Old 08-10-2022, 01:16 PM   #2
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I would not unless there was a chance of freezing before your next trip. I leave water in mine about 8 months of the year, and just drain in the winter with no problems.
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Old 08-11-2022, 06:40 AM   #3
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DW and I have been camping every other week this summer and don't empty the water heater between trips.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:43 AM   #4
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We don’t empty until time to winterize.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:51 AM   #5
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I have never emptied water heater in 8 years except at cleaning time. We don't winterize.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:44 PM   #6
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If it's going to sit longer than a week between uses, we drain.

Water can become stale and develop a rotten egg smell in the water heater tank if left sitting for long periods of time.

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If it's going to sit longer than a week between uses, we drain.

Water can become stale and develop a rotten egg smell in the water heater tank if left sitting for long periods of time.

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I just had this happen last week. Yuck.
Mine is drained now. I don't need to haul six more gallons of water. 50 lbs is 50 lbs. , it all adds up.
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Old 08-16-2022, 08:20 PM   #8
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As we do not camp every weekend I drain ours after each trip and leave the plug out over night so it has a chance to dry. We only average about 6 trips per summer.
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Old 08-24-2022, 08:55 AM   #9
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Nope; if you're camping twice a month, it's a waste of time IMO. I leave ours filled until the fall winterization.

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