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Old 12-08-2015, 05:49 PM   #21
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The parks we have stayed in lately for more than a couple nights have been plus electric. That's why I did not find this issue sooner. I do not think we have use the electric since the rally.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:58 PM   #22
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Thanks Dave, I didn't think of traveling into cold country. So the electric side of the aqua hot is enough to maintain once its hot, or is it not even good for that?

Looking at the Anthem and I thinks its diesel electric only. LP delete.
The electric won't maintain the hot water, it's only intended for washing hands and a few dishes.

The Anthem was about 100k more and is all diesel. The AH does require more maintenance with diesel and if for some reason you get bad fuel, you lose everything. Also the generator as well as the AH will not draw from the fuel tank once you get below 1/4 tank. So when parked you wan to be sure you're level.

We seriously considered the Anthem but we wanted to get our feet wet with the Aspire and see if we liked the MH idea. Now I'm thinking we'll get a Cornerstone within a few years.
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I think the Tiffen we are looking at is electric floors, not sure how well those work.

The 1/4 tank thing is common on MH. Gassers have that limit too for the generators. Don't ask how I know.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:30 PM   #24
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You two guys talking about all of this MH stuff. You're aging right before my eyes!
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You two guys talking about all of this MH stuff. You're aging right before my eyes!
Tom you're right! I feel old right now. Old and grumpy
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Tom you're right! I feel old right now. Old and grumpy
You? Grumpy? Especially this time of year?! C'mon.
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Finally got the parts and fixed it yesterday. Changed the 12V limit switch just because. The 120V was melted so it got changed. Changed the pressure relief valve as it was leaking and also changed the Anode rod. The Anode rod was almost gone. I was amazed it was that far gone after 10 months. Spent a hour rinsing out the calcium, as much as I could get out anyhow.

Parents have an Atwood water heater and no anode rod. Wonder how much crap is in theirs after 10 years of full time use. Told Dad he needed pull the plug to see if any water would come out.

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Common problem.
Instant Hot Water would end "dry camping" for people.
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Finally got the parts and fixed it yesterday. Changed the 12V limit switch just because. The 120V was melted so it got changed. Changed the pressure relief valve as it was leaking and also changed the Anode rod. The Anode rod was almost gone. I was amazed it was that far gone after 10 months. Spent a hour rinsing out the calcium, as much as I could get out anyhow.

Parents have an Atwood water heater and no anode rod. Wonder how much crap is in theirs after 10 years of full time use. Told Dad he needed pull the plug to see if any water would come out.

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Atwood is an all aluminum tank so it doesn't need an anode rod. Suburban is glass over steel so an anode is required to protect against exposed steel because the process isn't perfect. Your parents should drain theirs periodically just to get out any sediment they get from the water supply, but it doesn't have anything to do with the lack of an anode rod.

Interesting description of anode rods by type for those that wonder why their expensive magnesium rod goes away faster than their cheap aluminum one, or why they occasionally get a rotten egg smell from the hot water.

https://www.plumbingsupply.com/anoderods.html
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Thanks Brad, good info
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