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Old 11-21-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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No city water inlet, Argosy 1972

I just acquired my '72 20' Argosy. I am doing repairs and renovations myself. I just noticed my AS has NO city water feed/connection. Can anyone tell me if this AS came this way or has it been modified? Either way I would like to add the feature to my Argosy, if possible.
If someone is familiar with plumbing, a diagram and an explanation will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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It certainly didn't come that way. Is it possible that it's been snapped off and you didn't have the right viewing angle to see the hole? On my '75 it's just a copper pipe coming straight down near the street-side rear with a 90 degree elbow and the threaded fitting for the water hose. I imagine if someone dragged it across an obstacle just wrong it might tear off such that you wouldn't see the wreckage if you weren't looking up from below.

On my '76 some nut had put in a small residential water heater and used the original water heater's door to mount a new heavy iron water inlet (and attached the door to the skin with 20 or so sheet metal screws.) I'd rather have had none at all!
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Yeah...I think it go lost somehow over the years....former owner neglected to mention this. So, assuming I attach a suitable inlet somewhere, rear or near HWT access?, where do plumb new pipe, near the HW tank or somewhere in the rear in an existing water line? Thanks
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Crawl under the left rear corner of your trailer, just ahead of the bumper. You will see the lowest curved body panel, called a banana wrap. Just ahead of the trailing edge of that, along the frame, you should see a round hole leading up into the trailer. That is the access hole for the fresh water line.
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On my '74 Argosy 26' the water inlet is on the street side rear corner, above and to the right of the battery box.


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Old 11-22-2015, 08:18 AM   #6
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My 1973 20' has it in the same place

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On my '74 Argosy 26' the water inlet is on the street side rear corner, above and to the right of the battery box.
But because of this thread I researched it by looking at tons of photos.

I am thinking that it is a modification as I didn't seen any other Argosys with the inlet up that high on the street side.

Side note…I wish that I had hose threads on the low point drains. Might be nice to use for an outdoor shower. ( just a thought )
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:55 AM   #7
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On my '74 Argosy 26' the water inlet is on the street side rear corner, above and to the right of the battery box.


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Ditto that for my '74 Argosy 20' It was (is) a common RV water inlet from Thetford if I remember right. Mine was old and cracked and I replaced it with a new one a few years ago.
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I am thinking that it is a modification as I didn't seen any other Argosys with the inlet up that high on the street side.
Dave: Mine is original. I don't have any good photos of it though.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:27 AM   #9
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Well it looks as though mine has had some sheet metal work in that area. There is no inlet visible. I will remove the sheet metal in that area and try to determine what I can do. Looks like a few sheet metal patches from where the bumper is exposed about two feet toward the front.
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The inlet on my '74 Argosy 26' is original. I am the second owner of this coach. It had the original copper plumbing when I bought it. I I replaced all of the copper with PEX and did not relocate the City water inlet from it's original location.


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Old 11-22-2015, 03:05 PM   #11
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please post a picture...and do u have an exposed gas line from bottles to heater, HW and stove on the bottom?
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I tried posting a pic from my desktop.
Kept having to log in and finally thought I had it done but it has not shown up here.
Even though it says I am logged in when I look in the upper right it says "user name" instead of my log in name.



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http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/...anel%20015.jpg

See if this works.
The inlet is the white plate on the right. Best pic I have.
All gas lines are exposed; stove; water heater; furnace and refer. They were built that way.


It took about a dozen attempts to get this done.
Had to keep logging back in.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:04 AM   #14
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Thanks ...at some point mine was eliminated, looks like could have been knocked off ?? lots of rust in that corner underneath...but I think I can reinstall. Thanks for the pic
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