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Old 02-14-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Air in water line

When ever I travel I drain all my fresh water. I keep my trailer as light as possible to keep the weight down. When I get to a park I hook up the water line and fill the water system back up. I always have to open a valve because I get so much air in the line. Is there a device I can put on my water line that will allow the unwanted air in the line to escape when I fill it up? I pump water in the line and listen to all the air coming out when I throw open the faucet valve.

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When ever I travel I drain all my fresh water. I keep my trailer as light as possible to keep the weight down. When I get to a park I hook up the water line and fill the water system back up. I always have to open a valve because I get so much air in the line. Is there a device I can put on my water line that will allow the unwanted air in the line to escape when I fill it up? I pump water in the line and listen to all the air coming out when I throw open the faucet valve.

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Brian.

You should always travel with full water and a roll of duct tape.

Why full water?

1. It lowers the center of gravity of the trailer which helps the trailer to track better and to be more stable around curves.

2. You, or a passenger might have to use the "john". Yes, then the toilet can be flushed. You know what happens when mother nature calls.

3. If you blow a radiator or heater hose, no problem. Wrap the split hose with duct tape, fill the radiator with water (that your going to get from where?) put the radiator cap back on, but loosely, so that pressure cannot build up.

That may only get you another 10 to 20 miles.

But, you can stop, and repeat the process, and get the water, from, now you know where.

Traveling with a full tank of water across the USA, would cost you about another 1/2 gallon of fuel, or less. Traveling with an empty water tank, is false economy.

Lastly, Brian, you won't have any more air in the water lines to worry about.

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Old 02-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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Anytime you refill a 6 gal w.heater,6 gal of air must go somewhere.Dave
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Anytime you refill a 6 gal w.heater,6 gal of air must go somewhere.Dave
If you fail to remove air you will burnup the element in the water heater. Try figuring that into the costs of running empty.
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Thanks for the advice. I guess I will have to figure my tow capacity. rebuilt, reinforced the frame in the back bathroom and put in a new floor. I even put dog ears on the back. I guess I have the reinforcement to carry water.

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Total weight with truck full and trailer is 11,500 lbs (gvwr) Max for towing. I have a 06, dodge
2x4, 4.7L, 3.55 quad cab. My trailer weighed 4700 lbs on vacation when I went to a weight station. There is 2 adults, 2 dogs, and the back full of landscape tools when we go to the property. I think I am under 11,500. total. Next time I will keep the hot water heater full and water in the fresh water tank

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Total weight with truck full and trailer is 11,500 lbs (gvwr) Max for towing. I have a 06, dodge
2x4, 4.7L, 3.55 quad cab. My trailer weighed 4700 lbs on vacation when I went to a weight station. There is 2 adults, 2 dogs, and the back full of landscape tools when we go to the property. I think I am under 11,500. total. Next time I will keep the hot water heater full and water in the fresh water tank

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That's what you call "keeping the trailer, watered up".

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