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Old 03-06-2014, 08:13 PM   #11
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Never use our FW tank, and only drain HW when I'm winterizing.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #12
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Interesting. I hadn't thought about the impact of the type/ source of the water I on board to the tanks. Even with an inline filter, water from some camp grounds is still not "city" and therefore no chlorine.

I do follow the FDA bleach process 2x a year in the main Fresh Water tank.

I'm not reading anything against draining the hot water tank, so I will continue.

Thanks all.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:36 AM   #13
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I drain both FW and HW tank every time I get home. Usually the camper sits for several weeks between trips during the summer and I feel much better draining them.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:45 AM   #14
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New FW came with plastic plug on water heater drain. I could see that becoming a problem over time so I Replaced with brass drain valve like this one:

http://www.rv-mall.com/index.php/wat...FckWMgodNRwAYg
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #15
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Only a week, probably not. But once I forgot to drain the hot water tank and did not use the trailer for two months. When we did use it again the hot water smelled awful. This was with well water, which is not chlorinated. Had to drain the tank and bleach the system.
Yep if you have the water heater off with non chlorinated water this can happen depending on what's in the water.
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New FW came with plastic plug on water heater drain. I could see that becoming a problem over time so I Replaced with brass drain valve like this one:

http://www.rv-mall.com/index.php/wat...FckWMgodNRwAYg
I've read that one shouldn't introduce dissimilar metals to an aluminum water heater because of corrosion, I think that's why the plug is plastic. Both of my Jaycos have had Atwood water heaters which I believe are aluminum. Of course there are folks that put brass drains in and have no problems. JMHO
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I drain both only once a year. Do a bleach sensitization at the beginning of each season.

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I drain my fresh water on the ground while I travel home from the CG so that the bikers think I'm dumping poo on them .....
Are you really that inconsiderate? If so I hope you and I never cross paths.
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Are you really that inconsiderate? If so I hope you and I never cross paths.
He's trolling you tnchuck100.....
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I drain both FW and HW tank every time I get home. Usually the camper sits for several weeks between trips during the summer and I feel much better draining them.
We do the same and no odors so far.
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