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Old 10-29-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Does the water heater fully drain

I'm winterizing. I have tilted tipped and leaned the camper all i can but I still hear bubble of water in the water heater. Is the drain on the bottom edge or a bit higher?
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:29 AM   #2
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It's probably NOT completely drained but the little amount of water will not affect anything if it freezes. Freeze issues really only applies to confined spaces when expansion can damage parts - like water lines and outside faucets/shower hose.
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I'm winterizing. I have tilted tipped and leaned the camper all i can but I still hear bubble of water in the water heater. Is the drain on the bottom edge or a bit higher?
You probably have way more water left in the fresh water tank that you will not be able to get out.
Stan is right on with what he posted.
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:15 PM   #4
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:05 PM   #5
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Thanks yall.

I'm good to go for winter. Was nice doing this on a 80 degree day.
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:54 AM   #6
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Like others said , you will be ok as long as it has been drained but if you are leary ,you can stick a short length of small hose into the drain and siphon out the gallon that is left in there. No need to but it would not hurt...
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Leave the water heater drain caps off also. Didn't see that mentioned here.
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Leave the water heater drain caps off also. Didn't see that mentioned here.
Don't you pull the heating element ?

that's what I've always done and left it out for the winter... then put a new one in in the spring...
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In all my years of owning an rv I never pulled the heating element or did I ever have to replace one.
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