This is a very timely thread. I looked at our old Silver Streak water heater and I saw where hubby had removed what was left of the plug. I was telling him didn't see how he could put anything back in there, he said he can use a pipe plug, have to find out what that is.
But I was looking at some not so old travel trailers to buy one and put on one of our lots to rent. to much work needs to be done yet on Silver number 2 to rent it.
So I looked at a 2009, the plug was rusty and looked difficult to remove, same on a 2007. I ended up buying the 2007 Jayco 28 ft 5th wheel with 1 slide. It's a cute little trailer, had it rented before I bought it. But I must say on inspecting it closely I was very disappointed in the construction. Inside it is gorgeous but so cheaply made, no moldings, it is tape!! Yes tape instead of moldings, underneath a very lightweight looking trailer. It will serve its purpose and I think I got a decent buy so will use it. But even our Winnie is much better constructed and the old Eagle and Streak puts them all to shame. What happened to the RV industry?
The unit is a repo, the tag had never been removed from the couch and the dealer said the packing was still in the microwave and oven. He is a very very small dealer and a joy to work with. But I asked about the water heaters and he said they get like that even if not very old.
I know the Eagle doesn't look like that. I remember talking about it and read in the manuals that it is gas but had an addon electric. I know when I posted a picture that is what you guys said, they added an electric cord that is plugged into an outlet in the closet, we thought it was jerry rigged, turns out it came that way. I'm guessing propane was eating their lunch for a 10 gallon water heat and with a washer.