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Old 08-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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May day! May day! I have a leaking Argosy

I all, I have a 1975 28' Argosy that I am trying to find all the leaks in the fresh water system. I method is to attach the hose, turn it on, and listen. I have done pretty well until I heard one that seems to be under the area where the inverter is in the far driver's side corner of the coach. I can't see the leak, all I see if water pouring out from the belly near the grey/black water tanks. My questions are:

Does any one know where that line is going in there?
Does any one know how to access the area without ripping out the sink?
Does any one have a picture/schematic of the fresh water system?
Does any one have any suggestions about rebuilding the fresh water system?
Does any one know where Jimmy Hoffa is?

I will consider 4 out 5 answers a perfect score.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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I don't have a clue. Welcome!

My trailer came with a pop off valve stuck open and two drain valves left open. I assume somebody slammed the system with a shot of compressed air to knock the pop off valve out of it's seat.

I fixed the pop off, found the drain valves, shut them off and my system held pressure and my pump worked, then I tore it all out and threw it away.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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I wish mine was that easy. I have leaks from broken lines and right now a complete rebuild, even though it needs it, isn't an option.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:44 PM   #4
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Make sure that the valves for draining the system are closed as the PO may have had the system open after winterizing there should be two or three valves under the fridge or sink I don't know about an argosy but if hooking to city water if they are open will look like a heck of a leak till you realize they are drains and they got left open.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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Compressed air imight be better and does not damage the floor..... Just an after thought. Not too much pressure.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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Winterizing valves are closed. Change the term leak to torrent, there is a major hole is something. How are the lines for the shower routed? I even borrowed a borescope to see if I could see something and it is very tight back behind vainity and the toilet. I was mistaken, it doesn't look like the are any water lines under the inverter area. Any ideas? Glad the Hoffas are having fun.


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