On the Road of Retirement: Removing and replacing our water heater

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WASHINGTON — With the water leak fixed (more on that in a future blog) I slid the water heater into the bin opening until the front edge was flush with the exterior of our RV. Then I re-used the four framing screws that I removed earlier to secure the water heater to the RV.

Next I needed to drill two pilot holes in the bottom front edge of the water heater so I could further secure the water heater to our RV. I needed make sure to recess the screws far enough in from the front edge of the water heater (at least 1 1/2″) so the screw heads wouldn’t keep the outer water heater trim flange of the door frame from properly fitting inside the water heater. Also it was important to not over tighten the screws to prevent warping the water heater’s outer frame.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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