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Old 03-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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OK I was a bonehead

And my kids say I still am. Anyway I winterized my new x20e last fall and missed one key step. Didn't drain the water heater. I remember thinking 'isn't it great I don't have to check the anode rod as it has an aluminum tank' right after I cleared the lines. Fast forward to the other day and I noted a crack in the foam insulation and tank.

SO not that I have kicked myself do i replace the tank myself or use a dealer. Tank s $220 dealer quote is $450-500. Tank is easily accessible in the x20e. I am fairly handy and wonder if anyone has any experience replacing an Atwood 6 gal tank. Thanks!
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I replaced one in my last TT, pretty easy task if you are remotely handy. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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OK I was a bonehead

If you are mechanically inclined i would say diy they are not that hard to do.
I did mine on our last trailer.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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If you're pretty handy, I can't imagine it being too difficult.
Done plenty of home HW tanks, there all pretty basic.

here's a video, not a Atwood, but same for same replacement should be easier.



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Don't feel bad Mainenubala, we have a special thread in the Campfire Chat forum called "one of my worst bone headed moments. It happens.
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Thanks guys - I thought it could be done but have seen a few comments about the rings not fitting on the replacement tanks very easily. I will give it a go.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #7
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Quick update for those that might need to replace the tank on an Atwood. I did so today in about 6 hours. Opened the box and just started in. Two most difficult tasks are removing and the replacing the metal retainer rings for the propane heating tube. I used a Dremel to cut them off. Replacing them was very tough. The tubes are not perfectly round and the retainers are. Went to Lowes and purchased a 3" Round grate used for outdoor drainage. The ID is a around 2.625" and the pipe is 2.5" Made life MUCH easier. All working now!! Boy are those tanks light.
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Thanks for the update.
Any pictures of the retainer rings your talking about?
Also, is the grate a vent?

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Thanks for the update.
Any pictures of the retainer rings your talking about?
Also, is the grate a vent?

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