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Old 12-09-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Drain Problem

We have a 73 Safari; and we were just up in Plymouth, CA ( up by foothills outside of Sacramento). It got down to freezing the first night and I did not know to take off the water supply hose. Naturally the hose froze! So I thawed it out and hooked it back-up and all worked fine. The next night I un-hooked the hose and we went to bed. The next morning I re-attached the hose and turned on the water; the faucets were working fine as was the hot water heater. I then noticed water was dripping out of a spout under the left rear of the trailer! Did not see any water inside the trailer, or it draining anywhere else? Would have thought if a pipe had burst there would have been water all over instead of just drips! Any help will be greatly appreciated!!

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Carl
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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"...water was dripping out of a spout..."

Can you elaborate on what the spout is for? If I understand spout correctly, its a leaky valve problem and not a burst pipe problem.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:45 AM   #3
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I think that is a low point drain. Is there a cabinet next to the bed? Chances are there is a valve in there which is leaking. Might be open a but and the freeze opened it enough to leak a little?
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Thank you all so much!! I found the valve you mentioned and it does go to that lower under floor spout. Found out it can be replaced at the shop in about an hour.

I have one more question: Do the older Airstreams like ours have a filter for the heater?

Thank you once again.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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Filter for the propane furnace? Nope.
Filter for the integral AC heatstrip... yes of sorts. Its like a plastic gauze. Can be washed out and reused.
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