Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1986 Argosy
Lexington , Tennessee
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 13
Question Winterizing Argosy Travel Trailer

I found my fresh water system would not pressurize when I attempted to winterize my 1987 Argosy TT this season. I normally do not blow out the lines. I just pressurize and run RV antifreeze throughout the lines. The bypass valves are in the correct position and all faucets are closed. Any ideas???? By the way, no leaks on city water.

Thanks in advance!!

Pump runs OK. Just doesn't pressurize.

argosy1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Silverhobby's Avatar
1967 26' Overlander
1968 30' Sovereign
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Mosheim , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,301
Send a message via Yahoo to Silverhobby
I know you said no leaks, but sometimes the check valve in the female end where you attach the water hose can get stuck open and allow the system to lose pressure. Your pump could be bad also.. Take the line off the pump on the inlet side and turn the pump on. Use your finger and cover the inlet and see if there is any suction.

Kevin with Baity the Lab/Pointer
//------AIR # 7303------\\
WBCCI 17109
visit my restoration blog at:
Silverhobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
1986 Argosy
Lexington , Tennessee
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 13
Thanks I'll check.
argosy1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
1986 Argosy
Lexington , Tennessee
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 13

Had to:

Clean factory water filter (whew!);
Clean pump impeller screens (whew again!);
Reposition pump.

And in the dummer than dirt category, make sure you're hooked up to AC or have a fully charged batteries.


p.s. 23 degrees tomorrow night
argosy1987 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.