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Old 10-20-2011, 12:40 PM   #11
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I thought my drain plug had an anode so I checked it out today and and wa la-- I have a 10 gal (book says 6 gal) atwood mfg 8/9/09 with a anode. Now I don't mind the anode thing but I do mind having a tt,car, truck or anything else and not know what it is made up of. What else does our tt have that I don't know about, wether it be a plus or minus I like to know what I bought. Maybe I have the gold lined black water tank !!!!!!!!!!!. looks like a call to Jayco , with the vin and get a build sheet . VENTING LARRY
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Wow, I thought the 10 gallon model was reserved for the real big fancy rigs. Lucky devil. Are you sure it is an Atwood?
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #13
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I never saw an Atwood with a anode. Good to follow up on that. I had a Atwood on my old rig and once the plastic plug blew out. I replaced it with a brass plug. If you replace the plug with a non plastic plug, do not use a steel plug as it can corrode and cause damage to the tank when removed.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:02 PM   #14
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As mentioned, Atwood HW heaters are made of aluminum and are constructed so that there isn't any "dissimilar" metals coming in contact with the tank (no galvanic corrosion potential), thus the reason for the plastic plug. Even a brass plug/fitting threaded into the tank's aluminum threads can potentially created a reactive condition within the aluminum tank because they are not compatible metals within HW heater applications.

Also, you will notice the plastic plug has a hollowed out center (inside) that will collect sediment and should be cleaned, or just replace with a new plastic plug.

Just food for thought.

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #15
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Jayco sent me a responce that says I have a 6 gal heater. I will go out later a double check, but the cat number on the inside of the heater says 10E which is 10 gal electronic start. I will not check for the "gold lined black tank" Larry ps I will also check the dealer for the possibilty that it was upgraded by them.
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Just checked by "Major Component Data Sheet" from my Class 2 (2011) The model number for the water heater is "GC6AA10E" According to the Atwood site - the 6 is the size the 10 is the revision number.
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Thanks all for the responses. My unit is an Atwood which should be the aluminum as stated which is why no rod. Good to know! One less thing that you have to replace!

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:49 PM   #18
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Ya stupid me, I should have my glasses the next time I try to decepher a model number, It's a 6 gal, so now I will replace the rod w/ a plug. Larry
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:43 PM   #19
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Drained the Suburban wh

I drained my Suburban wh today mainly to inspect the anode. I quickly did not like the water running down the side of the rig so I devised a shield using a few 3/4 electrical conduit fittings. I flushed it out and only got minimum sludge. It has been in operation on and off for 4 months. I plan to re-install the anode and replace it in another 5-6 months.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #20
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Hey norty, is that is a Suburban WH? Seems to me they are the ones that use the anode rods. OK on edit I see your title, it is A Suburban. Looks like the rod has eaten away somewhat. I like the drain tube idea.
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