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Old 10-05-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Help!! Antifreeze Leaking Out of Bottom of Trailer

Oh Boy!! First time trying it myself…a problem of course. Drained out all tanks, open outside petcock and drained whatever it drains. Mistake I made, and not sure, are the two valves inside the trailer on 2 grey plastic hoses to the front of the roadside wheels. Am I supposed to do something with them, and which way do I turn them?

This is what happened….got antifreeze ready, put pump on, went to jug number three, then turned on kitchen tap, it ran pink, then hot water kitchen tap, it ran pink, then started turning clear. We stopped everything, and someone went outside, and the antifreeze was leaking out from the underside of trailer in many spots. Looked under kitchen sink and saw pink stuff in the lower section.

What happened and how do I fix it?? I have a feeling it's off to the dealer for winterizing and storage…I am really upset
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:10 PM   #2
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If you are seeing antifreeze under the sink and several places under the trailer I have to ask did it freeze before you got around to installing the antifreeze?

Did you blow down the system first? I use 3/4 of a gallon of antifreeze. Why do you have 3 jugs, Canadian measurements? Do you have a hot water bypass and did you close it before adding antifreeze?
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Not Freezing Yet Here

Ok, I did not blow out the system, and I did this method last year, with no trouble that I know of. Last year we used 4 1 gallon jugs.

Do you think it had something to do with the grey valves??
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If you used 4 gallons you do not have a bypass on the hot water heater or you did not use it.

Get and use a bypass.

In Canada you are going to have to blow the city connection or you will have water trapped in that leg and the metal regulator will crack.

Before you go much further I would get an air adapter to the city water connection ad pressurize the system. You will hear any leaks. Fix them before going any further. And don't forget antifreeze in the traps, about a 1/2 pint.
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My system takes 2 full gallons to winterize. And the water heater is bypassed. Plus, I add about 1/2 gallon to each of the grey and black tanks. So a total of 3 gallons.



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