Oh yea . . . . check the plug on your hot water heater. Replace it if it looks corroded. I don't know why, but they put these cheap plastic plugs in the hot water heater and they fail after 2 or 3 years.
Mine was so bad I had to take it out in pieces. Then I screwed up the tank's pipe threads and had to use a tap. This would be a good time to flush out the hot water tank.
2011 Ford F-350 6.7 diesel, Crew Cab, LB, SRW, 4X4, White
Cedar Creek 34SB, 37 feet 5th wheel, Reese 20K Hitch
"So many questions, so little time."
What a wealth of helpful information. I copied and pasted fireguy's Maintenance Reminder and added in many of the other contributions. We now have some great guidelines thanks to you all. We are newbie full timers and need all the help we can get.
Glen & Sue
Glen & Sue
Sparky the Schnauzer
2011 Heartland Big Horn
2011 GMC 3500HD SLT DRW 4x4
Full Time Livin'& Lovin' It
On the subject of water heater wear and tear: does anyone turn the water heater off when not in use? Ours seems to heat very quickly. Corrosion is a chemical reaction, which goes faster at a higher temperature. I don't have a textbook to look up the q10 of rusting, but if it were 2: 140 F - 70 f= 70 degree hotter. 70 / 1.8 = 40 C.So 2 to the fourth power is 16. corrosion goes 16 times faster if heater on. If water heater on 4 hours/day, it would corrode about 5/24 as fast as 24h/d. plus less heat to fight w ac if used.
Thanks for the to do list. We're still newbies at full timing in our 5er. We will be leaving Yuma in a couple of weeks for the coast. I'll be sure to go over the points mentioned before we head out. Thanks for taking the time to post. Cheers
Laszlo & Gail Soltesz
Kamloops British Columbia
2010 Ram 3500 HD Mega Cab 6.7 Cummins SRW
2013 Mountaineer 295 RKD