So, did the bonehead mistake of not recognizing that the water heater was bypassed.
Arrived late, did not think, turned power to water heater on following minimal set-up, showered in campground bath house, and went to bed.
No hot water the next morning; instantly realized the water heater was bypassed
Turned water heater off, changed bypass valves, turned water heater back on. Water heater worked fine on gas, but was leaking.
I hope that the nylon drain plug was deformed due to the hot tank when no water; that is where water was leaking from.
I have the six gallon Atwood gas electric dsi model number GC6AA-10E.
Did I hopelessly ruin this water heater or is there a chance it will be ok?