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Old 08-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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I Know This Sounds Stupid, But Where Is the Water Fill in a '75 Argosy 24'?

So I'm going to see an Argosy tomorrow that has a "new" potable water tank in the trailer nestled underneath a new nose sofa. I asked the seller, who has owned the camper for a year and NEVER used it--it came to her exactly as it is now, if this was an additional tank since the camper supposedly came from AZ. Current owner had no idea of what I spoke and asked where the water tank normally was located. She had just filled the tank for the first time, from the fill location behind the propane tanks!

Could someone please confirm for me that a '75 Argosy 24' has a normal fill location and where precisely?

Also, any speculation and warnings about why the original tank may not be usable?
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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My 77 24' Argosy fills on the front, road side, behind the LP tanks. The tank is across the front of the trailer on the floor.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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It's not under the floor within the frame?
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:31 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=HawkinGal;

Also, any speculation and warnings about why the original tank may not be usable?[/QUOTE]

The original fresh water tank may have been so dirty or damaged that the PO just chose to replace it with a new clean tank.

Tank on top of floor is correct location. Ed
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
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The original tank was almost 40 years old!

If it was made out of polyethylene, like the original tank in my 66 Tradewind, if it gets a crack or hole in it, it can not be repaired with any kind of glue or epoxy. Ask me how I know. Got the carpet all wet again. I installed a new tank and now carry the old one with me in the back of the truck and use it to fill the water tank if we run out of water boondocking. My tank sits on the floor just under the front goucho.

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:48 PM   #6
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No kidding! Is that normal for AS's of this vintage or just Argos? Here I thought the original tank was in the frame or had fallen out because of corrosion and putting one under the sofa was their lazy solution!

I'm so grateful for this forum and it's members!
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:10 AM   #7
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Fresh water tank in our '66 Safari is in the same location. Keeps the fresh water within the heated area in case of cold weather.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:01 AM   #8
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Ours 1980 Caravelle is across the front under what used to be a gaucho now a dinette . The fill door is on the front of the trailer behind the driver side propane tank.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:52 AM   #9
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I just replaced my 40 year old tank on my 74 Argo w a tank from an early AS. It still resides
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In roughly the same location.

There is that pesky entrance pipe issue..... : )
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Went to see that Argo, and, well, is the gray-water tank supposed to ride below the level of the axles? That looked like a replacement tank too and because of how it was parked, it was only 2-3 inches from scraping the ground!

Really nice unit otherwise...
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I believe the gray tank, if there even was one, would have been under the vanity in the road side corner, to collect kitchen and bath sink water only. What you describe may have been a PO's McGyver solution.
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It was blue, huge--reminded me of a honey wagon, and strapped to the bottom of the rig between the axles and rear bumper.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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The grey water tank is centered under the floor of my '74 Argosy 26'er. The belly pan is lower in that area. By about 4" and continues to be lower all the way to the trunk area. The original tank is 12 gallons. You can see the back end of the box where the tank is located by looking in the trunk.
The drain for the galley sink and shower enter the tank on the curb side. The bath sink and vent for the tank are on the street side.
The FW tank (30 gal), the grey water tank (12 gal) and the black water tank (12 gal) are all made of aqua colored plastic.
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