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Old 04-07-2017, 11:15 AM   #15
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Jed,

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first camping trip with your Classic.

To respond to your question: I have never emptied the water tank on any of the Campers I have owned between trips. If you are concerned about bacteria in the water, the heat from the water tank, once reignited and reaches shut off temp, will kill off any bacteria remaining in the tank.

hmm come to think about it, I never have drunk any hot water from the water heater tank.

Another thought. I believe I have read that in home emergency situations where gas, water supply is cut off, a safe supply of water is from you hot water tank.

BUT, you don't have a 2017 Classic - these are totally different heating and hot water systems. The owners manual specifically says to drain when not in use. This 2017 Classic is our fourth Airstream, like most of the answers in here we never bothered with the hot water heater until winterizing or de-winterizing, but not with these babies. They need special care and attention.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:17 PM   #16
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BUT, you don't have a 2017 Classic - these are totally different heating and hot water systems. The owners manual specifically says to drain when not in use. This 2017 Classic is our fourth Airstream, like most of the answers in here we never bothered with the hot water heater until winterizing or de-winterizing, but not with these babies. They need special care and attention.


Thank you all for the passionate input, it is obvious we all love our AS's.

I have taken the road of caution and emptied the tank, it took all of 15 seconds to accomplish.

Thanks again and I am sure you will be helping me again in the near future.

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Jed do you have the Alde owners manual? If not I can send it to you, Airstream does not include in the packet of information
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:30 PM   #18
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Jed do you have the Alde owners manual? If not I can send it to you, Airstream does not include in the packet of information


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What Bud said. The 2017 Classic is totally different than the earlier years. If you want the Alde system to work properly you must drain the hot water tank regularly and I would certainly drain it completely when not in use. Or you can listen to those who do not have the 2017 and hope for the best.
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Would it be possible to post a link to the owner's manual?
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twinkie2 here you go.

http://www.alde.se/usa/support/manua...loads/manuals/

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