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Old 01-17-2018, 11:30 AM   #11
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Out of curiosity, ,, and might be a dumb question but, is that 12 months of constant use? Or continuously keeping water in the tank for 12 months?
It wasn't in use that much last year, but I did tend to keep water in the tank..
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:14 PM   #12
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The Suburban has an anode, the Atwood does not. The Atwood comes with a plastic drain plug which is usually only good til you remove it the first time, then most add the petcock or brass plug.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:59 AM   #13
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Just for reference, here is the page from the Service Manual


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Old 01-20-2018, 02:44 PM   #14
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The Suburban anode is aluminum and you can cut if you like. It is just a hunk of metal. The magnesium is aftermarket and from what I read, it can mix with water and form bad stuff... can't remember the chemistry but I would avoid the magnesium version. Most country folk such as myself are familiar with quick-rust steel water tanks in their home water heaters and what happens if you don't change out the rods in those once in awhile. Once those things get eaten good, they also become a bear to remove.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:18 AM   #15
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Hi,

Having owned my TT since new (2013) I have found, due to my usage, I have to change the anode every-other-year.

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Old 01-21-2018, 01:26 PM   #16
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My first anode lasted 1 year. Every time drain the tank the anode gets a work over with sand paper I'm going on 2 years on the one anode with just a few pit marks aluminum with steel rod through it.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:37 PM   #17
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I end up changing mine every year, even though, according to the chart, theyíre better than 50%. I guess I think itís cheap insurance and itís out already, anyway.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:35 PM   #18
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A lot depends on water quality. We have a rv portable water softener so my anode usually last a couple years.
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