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Old 04-29-2015, 10:44 PM   #1
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Shakedown Issue

We recently took our new Coachmen Catalina 243RBS to a local campground to test out the plumbing, electrical etc. The dealer had winterized the TT, however in running the water, there was air in the lines when running hot and cold. No steady stream, air popping throughout.

How is this corrected? Other than this issue, terrific Travel trailer that is perfect for a couple. Okay, and maybe a couple small Scottish Terriers.....


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Old 04-30-2015, 05:56 AM   #2
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Sounds like there is just air in the lines from when it was blown out for winterizing. Did you keep the fausets on for a little to get all the air out?
I also hold the valve open behind the hot weater heater panel to fill it up quicker and knowing its full.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:25 AM   #3
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Make sure the valve for the line that supplies the antifreeze is closed, Our old camper would suck air if not.
open ONE cold water line, the farthest is best if you can figure it out. once you have a steady flow, open the next one, and next till ALL cold is flowing steady.
Repeat the same for the hot, it will take longer for the tank to fill, As Cableman said you can open the blowoff on the WH. Make sure your bypass valves are correct.
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