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Have you cleaned your RV water heater? Here's how.

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October 29, 2014

Since many of us are winterizing our RVs, we might as well go ahead and do some preventative maintenance too. The Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser Wand (https://goo.gl/XOt7QJ) will help extend the life of your water heater.

Here's a photo of a rinser wand alongside our rig on the Alaska Highway. Because just the wand by itself is kinda boring. (CLICK THE PIC to get your own.)

Here's a photo of a rinser wand alongside our rig on the Alaska Highway. Because just the wand by itself is kinda boring. (CLICK THE PIC to get your own.)

Have you cleaned your water heater recently? Most of us, sadly, have not. Water heaters are often ignored until they stop working. All it takes is one icy cold shower to appreciate the importance of this hardy appliance.

One step towards maintaining a water heater is keeping it clean. But how to clean the interior? Use this tool.

The Camco water heater tank rinser wand is designed to wash out the gunk and crud (also known as “sediment”) that collects over time in the base of your RV water heater.

It lifts sediment that collects at the bottom of your hot water heater and washes it out of your water heater tank. As an added bonus, it usually removes an ounce or so of towable weight (improving rig fuel efficiency by at least 0.0000000000007635%).

Using this tool is easy. Just hook a garden hose to the rinser and insert the business end of the device into the water heater drain.

Turn on the water and wash out your heater. Next, turn off the water and remove the wand.

Note that the rinser is equipped with a shut off valve, so you shouldn’t need to squirt water all over your shoes. Fancy, fancy.

Why clean your water heater? Unless you enjoy cold showers, hot water is a crucial camping amenity.

Yet for some reason, water heaters are not a really fun purchase. No one gets excited about bringing home a candy apple red water heater to show the neighbors.

What’s really exciting is keeping the water heater you already own in good working condition.

In fact, as I grow older I realize that this axiom applies to many areas of life. Possessions that silently and reliably work as designed are quite sexy. Possessions that break? Not so sexy.

Cleaning your water heater helps to keep it working as designed, and thus is a small investment in its longevity.

Click here to get your own rinser wand.

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