non-stop trailer air freezing

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Platinum Blonde Skinhead, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Troy_

    Troy_ Medium Load Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    Roma, Alberta.
    got it. I guess if there's no regulator your issue must be in the valve or somewhere between the glad hand and the valve.
  2. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Do you leave the red dash valve pushed in while unloading......?
  3. Paddlewagon

    Paddlewagon Light Load Member

    Sep 17, 2017
    Llano Estacado
    Distribution valve?!?........Had one quit on me a couple months ago. It would take every bit of 30 minutes to air the bags up with full tanks AND running at 1300RPM.
  4. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    commerce twp,mi
    doesn’t matter on a gas can as soon as you raise the safety bar or hook up a vapor hose it sets the brakes
  5. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Ya but it would still save a couple of minutes of air....:-/
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    First thing would be to drain the tanks on both truck and trailer. Get all the water out of them. And it'll take a few times so don't think once will get the job done. Open em up 2 or 3 or 5 times throughout the day.

    Air line dryer might get you through the day. But what about tomorrow.

    Once I got my tanks drained. I would drain em every day during the day when the temp was warm enough. Waiting till parked was usually too cold to drain em.

    Working for a company that isn't too cheap to replace the cartridges in the dryer helps out also. Water in the lines usually isn't a problem with fresh cartridges.
    baha Thanks this.
  7. adayrider

    adayrider Road Train Member

    May 7, 2018
    It doesn't need 2 tanks to have a regulator. My trailer only has 1 tank and has a line coming off the tank to a regulator the to the leveling valve. My last trailer same way and when the regulator took a #### I just took it out and plump straight through. Probably not the best Idea.

    Sounds like you need a new valve. Should be 2 valve on it, 1 for the maxi's and not that much money and 1 for brakes and probably ABS and is pricey.
    I had the opposite happen on last trailer. If it was below 30 I could drive away without pushing the red button in and charging the trailer. I could be going down the road and pull the button and nothing, but brakes work and suspension air up (as long as button was in). As soon as it was 33 out it worked. Changing the valve fixed it.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2019
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