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Old 06-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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When you are done camping for the weekend do you drain your hot water heater or leave the water till next trip.

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Leave the water until the next trip. At the end of the season (October) I drain it.
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I also leave it in drain and flush when winterizing in the fall, then flush, sanitize in the spring.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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When you are done camping for the weekend do you drain your hot water heater or leave the water till next trip.

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I flush the system quickly with city water ( chlorinated ) especially if we were somewhere that the water was questionable, but leave the hot water tank full.
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Ditto on the above. No need to drain hot water tank unless winterizing.
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I flush the system quickly with city water ( chlorinated ) especially if we were somewhere that the water was questionable, but leave the hot water tank full.
Ditto for us, and leave the chlorinated water in the HW tank.
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Leave it till (don't like to say it) fall.
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I drain after every trip after flushing out the system with chlorinated city water.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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Once I fill the HWT for the campig season, it doesn't get emptied until I winterize it. I nave never "sanitized" the HWT. Why? Once you turn the tank on, it heats up to about 140-150 degrees which kills about anything that's in there. Besides, the closest I get to ingesting any water from the HWT is when I wash my face.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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I always drain the water heater before towing. If the trailer is staying, then I leave the water in it.
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