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Old 04-25-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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1979 Argosy 27' -Advice from Pro's please

We bought an Argosy set up at a campground. We will proably never move it but I have never owned a camper before so I need to learn to be a camper. There were no manuals just paper work from when it was first purchased.

There is a short pipe hanging from underneath the bathroom area in the rear that has constant water running out of it when the supply water is turned on. I have tried to find where this little pipe is coming from and it looks like it is under the sink right at a connection where the water goes up to the sink. I dont see a valve to shut it off but when I cover the "drain" outside it blew it off the connection inside. It is just slipped on there not clamped. Is this a drain and how do I shut it off?

I need lots of newby information. Is there a site with "The Basics" of camper operation? I know nothing about dump valves, gray water, water heaters...I understand the process just not the operation.

Any advice from you pro's will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. We love the Argosy, by the way.

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Old 04-25-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, There is lots of info here some just
conversation and bs but a lot of help as well. Check under your fridge to see if there are 3 valves. these should be the low points on the water system. One should be the cutoff
from the fresh water tank and the other two should be drain valves for the hot and cold water supply. There should also be a valve on the hot water heater used for
winterizing it. it will be located behind the panel that vents
the propane burner on the outside of the coach. It should also look like a pet cock valve. Hope this helps

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Old 04-25-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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I Just Sold My '79 - 27'. In My Unit, The Drain Valves Were Located In The Forward Lefthand Corner Of The Trailer- Remove The Armrest On That Side. That Also Gives Acess To The Pump And The Water Tank. Yours Many Have A Level Gauge There. The Line You Mention Is A Drain For The Bathroom Fwter Supply Lines. The Should Be A False Floor Under The Sink And If You Look Underthere, You Should Find The Drain Valve. It May Be Slightly Open Or Needs To Be Replaced.

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