Hi, Guys, after a couple of Trekkin' years! I hope this is the forum for routine repairs.
Back in latter August 2012, this forum saved my bacon with invaluable advice regarding increasing the ground clearance of my 2007 Roadtrek Pop-190. IIRC it was pages 15-17 of that incredible thread: Photog's Lifted Suspension 2009 Roadtrek 190V
in Tweaks, Mods, and Projects. Thanks to that PhD course in suspension engineering, I've travelled another 35,000 miles through this great continent without smashing another cable gate valve. One Happy Camper!
Now it's time to put the "pink stuff" in the water lines again, and I'm having a tiny problem doing that. I'm hoping there's an easy, cheap fix somebody can explain. As per the winterizing instructions in the Roadtrek manual, I drained the system as well as I could. I ran the water pump until only air came out (mistake?
). Bypassed the water heater, and put a gallon and a half of the "Shirley Temple Antifreeze" in each potable tank via the doorpost orifices. Put the red selector valve in the "summer position" (parallel to the line), turned on the pump and opened the cold tap for the outside shower. Spurt...gasp...drip...then nothing!
Same for hot tap, inside taps, toilet. Pump is whirring, but only air at the taps. Swore briefly; turned off pump; went in to get a price on new SHURflo; cried briefly, but then thought: "Ought to give the selector valve "winter position" (perpendicular to the line) a try." Repeated steps 5 and 6, and pink stuff came out all the taps. Back into summer position - Spurt...gasp...drip...air.
I went looking for the antifreeze in the exterior potable tank by opening its low point drain tap, and only got a slow drip. What happened to my pink stuff? I waited a couple of days, drove around a bit, bought another gallon of pink stuff, put it in the driver's doorpost orifice, and repeated the futile attempts above, with the same futile outcome. Low point drain - drip..drip..drip
Is this van eating my antifreeze? As far as I know the water system was working normally until I drained it to winterize. I had no problem last winter. I'm spooked, is something clogged? I don't want to take it to the service center 56 miles away, until I'm sure I'm not missing some easy cheap fix.
Has anybody got one?