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Old 04-06-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Bought a 17' ft burro ...may have been a mistake
Water leaks around window...removed window waiting on
Butyl putty tape

Now the hot water heater is not working...looks like a new heater element
and new thermostat
I bet I'm in for more of a surprise LOL.
Any one have any luck cleaning the dark tank...been thinking
of replacing with a new one.
Probably have to replace ever thing in order to sell it LOL.
How does the fridge work? All I see is a fan and a tiny themometer

Does any one know what water heater to replace mine...2000 Burro
If I have to?
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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When you talk about a heater element, does it just need a new anode? Those are sacrificial and need to be replaced (cheap!) every 3-7 years depending on how often you use the water heater.

In your case and the age of the Burro, you may not find a direct replacement but one that has the same space footprint. Suburban is a popular brand.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #3
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When you talk about a heater element, does it just need a new anode? Those are sacrificial and need to be replaced (cheap!) every 3-7 years depending on how often you use the water heater.

In your case and the age of the Burro, you may not find a direct replacement but one that has the same space footprint. Suburban is a popular brand.
I checked the continuity with an Ohm meter
and it looked new...no scale deposits
but if they are cheap I may substitute one and see.
I guess you can check with an Ohm meter.
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Terminals may be a problem
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Tell us the make and model numbers of the water heater and the refrigerator. It's kinda hard to help without knowing what you have, which may or may not be original.

What's wrong with the black tank that it needs cleaning? Replacements can be very hard to find.
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If the hot water tank lights but your not getting any hot water are you sure there isn't to much air in the tank? Is there a by pass system on the tank? is it open?
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Any one have any luck cleaning the dark tank...been thinking
of replacing with a new one.
Put a couple of bags of ice down into and drive with it will help.
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Tell us the make and model numbers of the water heater and the refrigerator. It's kinda hard to help without knowing what you have, which may or may not be original.

What's wrong with the black tank that it needs cleaning? Replacements can be very hard to find.

The anode reads 75 Ohms
Atwood 6.2 gals...G6A-7

Fridge Igloo LOL looks more like an Ice Chest

Thought if I couldn't clean out the black tank I can have a custom one made
How do you know when they are clean? I added Ridx

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Put a couple of bags of ice down into and drive with it will help.

Really?? You're kidding?
What does it do?
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If the hot water tank lights but your not getting any hot water are you sure there isn't to much air in the tank? Is there a by pass system on the tank? is it open?

I drain it when I pulled the anode then I purged the air out

I had hot water in Calif when I bought it about two weeks ago, It stopped heating for some reason
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Your black tank should be 8 gallons, if it is stock and the same tank as my 99. Get 8 gallon milk jugs, fill them, dump them down the toilet. (Start with empty tank and valve closed, obviously) If you back up before 6-7 gallons..you have the dreaded poop mountain on the bottom and it needs cleaning.

If not, a simple rinse should suffice. It is a black tank, it's never going to be sparkly..and why would you need it to be :-P

To clean, there are various chemicals found at any RV store that can be put in to bust the mountain. Let it sit, rinse out.

If you have a major Poop Mountain in there, there are services to take care of that. Call a mobile RV Tech for references.

As I recall, a typical back flush is not doable because of the way the sewer lines are routed. I never had to do mine, so I didn't pay too much attention. (Did it with my motorhome once...Holy "Scene from RV" LOL)
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Really?? You're kidding?
What does it do?
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Not kidding one of the best and easiest ways to keep a black water tank clean is to dump a couple of bags of ice into it just before towing. While you are towing the ice moves around in the tank and scrapes off all the sides and bottom leaving them clean.
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Fridge Igloo LOL looks more like an Ice Chest
Does it look like these Igloo fridges at Walmart..... if so it probable only works on electrical in which case you probable only need to plug the trailer in for it to come on.
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Never, ever use a flush toilet for something other than liquids without water (or other liquid ) in the tank. Dreaded poop pyramid may form. You want all solids, including TP to stay "suspended."
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