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Old 09-18-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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new to the silver bullet trailers

I have owned a regular travel trailer before and cannot figure out how to hook up the water and how to dump the grey and black tanks. Any help would be great. Also it is a 1969 Avion about 27 or 28 feet long. Don't know the model it is. Thanks in advance
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:27 AM   #2
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Welcome 69 Avion,

Congratulations on the rig. Here is some specification data for the 1969 model year that should help you determine what model you have.

Model Length MSRP Hitch Wt. Weight

Sports Special 18' 3" $3,995 320# 2,490#

Tourist 22' 2" $5,984 470# 3,500#

Tourist 22' 2" $6,225 425# 3,785#

Argonaut 25' 6" $7,075 435# 4,190#

Travelcader 28' 1" $7,721 550# 4,380#

Imperial 31' 2" $8,126 575# 5,065#


The water intake and waste connections are typically located at the street side rear corner of the trailer. We have a 73 model which was a first year body style change so I'm not certain that ours is the same as yours. Our water inlet is located inside the access hatch just to the rear of the water heater cover. The waste connection and dump valves are located in a curved hatch located below the water intake connection. The dump valve handles are there too.

We have several Avion owners here who may be able to assist you as well. You might want to PM Silverhobby, or Kristi Foster as they both own, or recently owned 1968 and 1969 model years.


Here are a few more links that may help.

Link to a copy of the 1969 model year owners/operation manual.
http://www.silveravion.com/downloads...69%20AVION.pdf

Link to the Avion yahoo group where you can get Avion specific repair and maintenance advise for your rig.
avioncampingandrestoration : Avion Camping and Restoration - Repair,

Dr. G's site is another good resource site for Avions.
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Good luck and post some photos when your schedule permits,

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Hey Wagoner! We are over here in Altus Oklahoma. Good luck finding out your instructions from the rest of the Airstream community. Don't be a stranger, and post some pics too. Did your house come with a manual?
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travelcader that's the model and it didn't come with nothing but the trailer. the guy i bought it from just bought it to help out a buddy and it was sitting at a lake lot and the mice got in and made one heck of a mess but got it cleaned up. will post pics in a min.
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still cannot seem to find the hook up for city water on the back pass side their is water outlets but no inlet. Where else would it be? also it the fresh water holding tank inlet on driver side front just to the side of batteries?
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Unless the PO changed things around you'll find the freshwater tank inlet on front of the trailer. The city water inlet is located in the street (Left) side of the trailer inside the storage door. The waste (sewer) connection is located on the street side of the trailer near the rear.

Here are the pages from your Owner's Manual that cover these systems.



An entire copy of the manual is shown in the first link in post #2 of this thread.
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Is this what the water inlet is suppose to look like? because it's the wrong hookup.
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Is this what the water inlet is suppose to look like? because it's the wrong hookup.
Not sure on the 69 as ours is located above floor level and its a female fitting. The PO may changed yours to the hose bib seen in the photograph. Have you traced the line route above the floor, or tried to hook this one up?

For testing purposes you could use a washing machine hose (two female ends) to hook up the system to check things out.

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right above it is the hot water heater and then all that i can see it goes up to the holding tank and pump.
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My bet is that this a drain. Any other doors or hatches on this side of thr trailer?
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one behind it where the power cord goes and no sign of water hook up annywhere on the outside of the trailer.

is this the fresh water tank inlet.
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one behind it where the power cord goes and no sign of water hook up annywhere on the outside of the trailer.

is this the fresh water tank inlet.

This looks to be your fresh water tank fill port, and cable for an antenna.

Our city water intake is in the same door with the power cord.
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this is a pain in the rear i'm starting to think that their is no city water hookup anymore or their never was.
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i don't know what kind of aluminum is on the outside but i've used everything around the house and can't seem to get the rain run marks out of the trailer. is their a good product for cleaning these trailers.
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