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Member Since 14 Jul 2016
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In Topic: Outside Kitchen

20 January 2017 - 09:25 PM

You might be able to pick up at a camping/ rv store. If not, a full service LP supplier could make one for you.

In Topic: Oregon Winter...moisture Management...cold Temps

16 December 2016 - 07:51 PM

My advice.  head over to freddy's, lowes, home depot  and get a small REAL dehumidifier.  one that has a compressor.  between your breathing, oregon air, any use of the stove that produces water,  it's easy to get the humidity way to high in a trailer.  Best $100 you'll ever spend.  The first day you may need to empty it twice, maybe three times,  then down to once each day.  


This. And the air that comes out will be dry and Warm. So it helps with the heat bill

In Topic: Water Heater Anode Rod- What The Heck!

15 December 2016 - 10:12 PM




That surprises me....any idea why you don't have to use one for an Atwood?



Suburban uses glass enamel over a steel tank.  If the enamel was applied perfectly and stays in perfect condition, water never contacts the steel and all is good.   But any pinhole exposes the steel to water, so the anode is needed for protection.


Atwood uses an aluminum tank.  Aluminum doesn't corrode, so in theory there's no reason to use an anode.  



Hate to disagree with you but aluminum corrodes when exposed to the right environment.  Where I work, at the big airplane plant in the Seattle area, we take extensive steps to combat aluminum corrosion.  It doesn't rust like iron or turn green like copper.  It just disintegrates into white powder.  One of the major causes is contact with water that has impurities in it. Add stress caused by thermal expansion which cracks the protective oxide layer and the corrosion happens much faster.


Personally, I like the Camco anode rods with a built in drain valve.  You can find them on Amazon.





Well I like the drain plug, but if I have to change every year or so, not worth the cost, lol

In Topic: Water Heater Anode Rod- What The Heck!

13 December 2016 - 12:56 PM

I understand that is doing it job, just seams like it is working over time!


Our past campers might look like that after 2-3 years and more of an even erosion. Just wanted to make sure that it is not a sign of something I need to address.

In Topic: Stollen 2014 Outback 312Bh

21 November 2016 - 03:44 PM

At the very least I would try to get them to pony up both deductibles for you, all the time hinting that they may get it back from you when you get around to buying a new trailer...or not.