Originally Posted by TexasA&M
Got her done without any issue. My only gripe is with draining the water heater... since Jayco/Atwood know that draining the water heater is an integral part of winterizing for EVERY trailer, why can't they put a valve on there? It's not easy to get a wrench or pliers in there. And what's the deal with the plastic plug? Is there a reason that they use plastic?
Otherwise, easy peasy. Took just two gallons, so now I'll know for next time. It will be much easier to do before we put it up from a trip, rather than having to go out to the storage lot and root around under the cover.
I use a 1/2" socket wrench with a 15/16" socket and an extension to reach the plug. I agree a valve would be nice because you also have to drain the water heater after you use it even in warm weather if it will sit up awhile. I used my TT in April, let it sit a couple months without draining the WH. When we used it again DW told me in no uncertain terms "the hot water stinks". She did not use the hot water the rest of the trip, it had got punky from sitting up. I sanitized the whole system when I got home. Now I drain the WH after each use unless I will be using it real soon again. -Lee