Saturday, December 2, 2023


RV water heater anode rod and flush wand explained

This series was created to help our customers to shop in confidence. Know what the product is, what it’s used for, and why it’s important for you. Today, we’re looking at water heater anode rods and flush wands.

Deterioration of your water heater anode rod depends on a number of factors

Deterioration of your anode rod will differ depending on the quality of water, frequency of use, use of a water filter, and the maintenance performed. I would recommend checking your anode rod every 4–6 months and replacing the anode rod as needed.

Here’s the water heater anode rod I recommend for Suburban replacement.

Before installing the new anode rod, I would also recommend flushing out the tank using a flush wand like this one.

Flushing out the sediment in the bottom of the tank will help prevent damage.

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Dustin Simpson
Dustin Simpson
With over 25 years in the RV Industry, Mr. Dustin Simpson has worn many hats. From an RV Technician, Warranty & Parts Administrator, Parts & Service Manager and Business Owner. Outside of these typical roles and responsibilities within the industry, Dustin enjoys being a Content Creator, Brand Ambassador, Author, and Expert Witness. He has served as an expert witness in multiple cases in California, Washington, Idaho, and Texas. His repair facility has been servicing customers at the same location since 2003. What sets us apart from the dealerships is we are here to fix and maintain what you have, and not sell you a new one. Whether you own a million-dollar unit or an entry level, my message to you will be the same, it needs to be maintained.



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