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Old 12-21-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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Suburban propane water heater

I have a Suburban propane water heater in my 2005 SMB. I'm great about maintenance on nearly everything on the van .... except the water heater. I have never touched it since I've owned it. I'm sure there is no anode left (haven't looked yet). I noticed some leaking from the tank fittings the other day when I was searching for somewhere to put a new ARB air compressor inside the van (the Extreme Air has never been great and just continues to get worse).

My question, is it possible to just replace the tank on the water heater or is it not worth it and should just replace the whole thing. They aren't all that expensive. I'd like to just get rid of it all together and put more water storage there, but the wife likes having it. Happy Wife, Happy Life!

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Old 12-21-2016, 10:16 AM   #2
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I just replaced mine and it wasn't all that difficult. I don't believe you can just replace the tank and I'm sure that anode in your old one is toast.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:20 AM   #3
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That's kind of what I'm thinking, but figured I'd ask. As soon as I get to my shop where I have a large enough socket, I'll try to pull the anode or what's left of it. I'll add this to regular maintenance after I replace the water heater.
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