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We have a 2020 TT we bought new. Used it full time for 5 months. I did maintenance on the suburban water heater. Anode rod 80% gone, and when I flushed the tank I got about a cup of sediment that washed out. This seems like a lot of sediment for 5 months. Is this unusual?
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For my rig it would be. If you're using Yuma water that may be why.

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2oldman wrote:

For my rig it would be. If you're using Yuma water that may be why.


Yup, high mineral content.


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Earlier today, I just finished replacing the anode in my Suburban water heater.

The old one was 70 percent gone.

The RV was built 6 months ago.

The new one is Magnesium (Suburban Part No. 232767)

They also make an Aluminum version (Part No. 232768), which Suburban recommends for water with high mineral content.

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I remove the anode rod and never had a problem.

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Dusty R wrote:

I remove the anode rod and never had a problem.
You may not have had a problem, but it's not a good idea to recommend it to anyone. Sometimes it's a good idea to stick to what the manufacturer recommends, they actually have reasons on occasion. [emoticon]


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Dusty R wrote:

I remove the anode rod and never had a problem.
Why?

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Dusty R wrote:

I remove the anode rod and never had a problem.


Looks like a bigger problem in the near future when corrosion eats up on the tank itself (the purpose of the anode is to sacrifice itself).

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I replaced mine after a year and it was toast. Water started to smell like sulfur. We have a lot of Iron in our water so it makes sense. They are sacrificial so it's doing it's job. Given the cheap cost and ease of replacement I may start doing this every 6 mos.


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Own a new 21 model. Spent 5 months in it. Went to winterize it and decided it needed to be replaced.

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