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Old 06-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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If I use my non chlorinated well water I found out that I have to drain the hot water tank if letting the trailer set up. After not using the trailer for two months and forgetting to drain the tank we had VERY smelly hot water. DW was not happy. Now I drain it after every trip. I suppose the quality of your well water may be a factor as well.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #12
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At our walk through the dealer rep said we should drain it if we are not going to be camping for two or more weeks. We're new to travel trailers so I followed the dealer's suggestion.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #13
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I used to drain it when we traveled. If you can drop 50-100 lbs. by draining it, why not?
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #14
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #15
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I used to drain it when we traveled. If you can drop 50-100 lbs. by draining it, why not?
By not draining your HWT, you have about four (or more depending on your tank's size) gallons of water that you can gain access to from your low-point drain. It could prove to be blessing if an emergency situation occurs while you're towing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #16
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I fill mine before the first trip and drain it after the last trip.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #17
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I fill it with water in the spring, and leave it till fall, along with leaving the reefer on during that time. There is no reason to drain it until freezing time comes around. Been doing that with RV's for 20 years.

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:03 AM   #18
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I drain mine after every trip to avoid the water going bad. I use a tank plug with a pet**** valve (love that editing software). Here's a link

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-11703-Wa...pr_product_top
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #19
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Since we use our RV a lot I always leave it until fall, however if you anticipate your RV sitting for long periods of time between trips I would drain the tank.
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I drain mine after every trip to avoid the water going bad. I use a tank plug with a pet**** valve (love that editing software). Here's a link

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