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Old 06-22-2011, 09:01 PM   #15
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Ah crap! Pun intended.
Ok so does this means I gotta take apart the whole bathroom to get to the tank.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:10 PM   #16
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You should be able to remove the toilet and the wood/panel&aluminum frame it sits on. The blade fitting should be visible under the bumper compartment hatch. In my 76 there are two blade fittings ( one for black inside the compartment, and one on the grey with a pull handle outside of the streetside wrap. Both tanks enter a "y" connector aft of the blade fittings.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:18 PM   #17
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No access to the valve from above.

I don't think you need to remove the toilet. In looking at the valve in my '74, the valve is accessible by removing the pan below the trunk. If your valve is inside the trunk you should be able to remove and repair or replace it once the pan is removed. I have a grey water tank that connects into the same waste line as the black water. I would think you would have an easier job without the grey water connection.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #18
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I don't think you need to remove the toilet. In looking at the valve in my '74, the valve is accessible by removing the pan below the trunk. If your valve is inside the trunk you should be able to remove and repair or replace it once the pan is removed. I have a grey water tank that connects into the same waste line as the black water. I would think you would have an easier job without the grey water connection.
My bad, I thought they wanted to remove the whole tank as well as repair the valve
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:31 AM   #19
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I redid the drain valves on a '77 Argosy 24 two weeks ago. I removed the rear bumper, drilled out the rivets that hold the aluminum sheet around the valve, removed the sheet, then dismantled the drain plumbing. In that case, everything had been factory-glued together, and I had to rebuild them.
As with everything that's 40 years old and was essentially hand-built, YMMV.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:48 AM   #20
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I have the bathroom apart in mine at the moment...the valve is attached to another piece that threads into the bottom of the black tank. When I initially started, I was able to do as Terry said and remove the panel, disconnect the dump valve handle and unthread the entire assembly to remove it...
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I have a 73. There is indeed no grey tank.

There is also no manual specific to a 73 as far as I can tell. I've searched a lot. You have to use a 74 Argosy and a 73 Airstream manual and sort it out.

I have disassembled my black tank for what I thought was a valve leak that turned out to be a cracked tank. It's not as bad to take apart as you would think. Wear some good rubber gloves whenever possible. Pretty sure I posted photos on his site of me taking all that apart. If you want some more info let me know.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:31 AM   #22
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I do have the owner's manual for mine (which a copy of is on it's way to VonLuck)...pub. 1972. It is somewhat generic but still helpful.
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Question for those quoting tank sizes: where did you find the data for that? I've looked all over for it.

Thanks in advance.
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I have a 73. There is indeed no grey tank.

There is also no manual specific to a 73 as far as I can tell. I've searched a lot. You have to use a 74 Argosy and a 73 Airstream manual and sort it out.

I have disassembled my black tank for what I thought was a valve leak that turned out to be a cracked tank. It's not as bad to take apart as you would think. Wear some good rubber gloves whenever possible. Pretty sure I posted photos on his site of me taking all that apart. If you want some more info let me know.
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I do have the owner's manual for mine (which a copy of is on it's way to VonLuck)...pub. 1972. It is somewhat generic but still helpful.
You are correct about the manual. I typed wrong. I read 73 in the original post but thought 72 since that's what I have. It's 72 Argy's that have no manual and I use a combination of my 73 Argy manual and a 72 Airstream manual to get me info.

thanks!

I re-read the rest of my post and I think I'm ok, now. Take on the black tank valve. it's not that bad to do.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #25
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Question for those quoting tank sizes: where did you find the data for that? I've looked all over for it.

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I found the tank sizes in my manual...
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I found the tank sizes in my manual...

Thanks, guess I'll just look again.
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I also did a physical measurement of both my fresh and black tanks and they appeared to be accurate. My manual describes the sizes in the text where it talks about the specific systems and again in the back section under "specifications".
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Question for those quoting tank sizes: where did you find the data for that? I've looked all over for it.

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Aage, your Sovereign has 45 gallon fresh, 25 gallon black, and 10 gallon grey tanks. Those numbers are in the owner's manual.
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