Originally Posted by alwechs
The Roadtrek I just purchased had the anode from the hot water heater removed all winter, and there's rust all along the threads where it screws in. Now it only screws in a few turns. Haven't tested it yet to see if it leaks. Any suggestions on how to remove the rest from the threads so I can screw it in all the way? Do you think it's OK to operate this way if the water doesn't leak?
Yeah, ours does the same thing. I clean the threads with a small stainless steel brush (they are still rusty, but smooth), then use teflon tape on the anode rod threads. You should get several turns until tight, but there are still a lot of threads showing -- it does NOT screw in "all the way."