Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2014, 04:52 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: s. e . south Dakota
Posts: 49
hot water heater flushing

i wonder how many people flush their hot water heater after draining? my last fifth wheel had approx 1/4" of grit on the bottom of tank when traded in . i always drain it if not in use for 2 weeks or more , but never did flush out as part of that process . i think going forward i will try flushing after draining . anyone doing this ? if so , how , and what do you use to get inside of tank?

2014 seismic 3914 with full body paint
2011 'dodge ram ' 2500 6.7 Liter . Diesel , it
Still says dodge on dashboard .
2013 Can am commander 1000 cc camo xt. 2003 Harley Davidson road king
slaw32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 05:18 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 645

SkyBound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 06:54 AM   #3
Senior Member
John LLRV's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: East Grand Forks, MN
Posts: 317
^^ is what we use here at the shop.
John LLRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 07:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bellefonte, PA
Posts: 167
The only time I flush the hot water tank is when I winterize the unit. Here is what I do - turn city water off, remove hot water tank drain plug, turn city water on and let flush for a couple of minutes.
Jayco 2012 36BHDS
On permanent site in Central PA
Denny, Melissa, Talia (granddaughter) & Tango (Golden)
paflyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 02:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 938
We have an Atwood Wh and I flush at least twice a year. You wouldn't believe how many lime "chips" come out. I think the electric side might last a little longer with a cleaner tank.
2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab FX4, 6.7l PSD
3.55 E-locker, Timbrens
TCNASHVILLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 04:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
Jagiven's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,177
I flush my WH twice a year. Once in the fall as part of my winterizing procedure (no antifreeze, just a good rinse), I just fill the tank with fresh water, then remove the plug and run tap water through the tank for a while. Then in the spring after I do my initial flush to remove any antifreeze, I then fill all the lines and tanks with bleach water and let it sit over night. Then the next day I drain the tank, bypass the WH and flush the main lines. Once the lines are flushed I open the drain plug again and open the bypass to flush the water heater.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 07:26 PM   #7
Site Team
norty1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 9,387
I have been draining and flushing mine. Wash it out with a curved plastic wand from any Rv supply.

2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.