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Old 10-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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'74 argosy water?

Just bought a 1974 argosy 24'. When I turn the 12v pump on the water pumps out the city water hook up (not form the sink). Is there some sort of a valve that is broken or open? If so where is it? or can I just screw in a garden hose shut off to stop the flow at the city input.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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Welcome fellow Argonaut! We love our Argosy24.

There should be a checkvalve to prevent that. It's either been removed or it's stuck. For a short-term fix for boondocking, you could just cap the city fill. Before you actually hook up city water, you want to have the checkvalves working because there's another one-way valve to stop the city pressure from flowing to the pump and fresh water tank.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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that was quick. Any clue where those valves may be or should have been?
as a side note it did not back fill the tank when it was hooked to city water, so I guess it must have at least one valve in place.
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According to Airstream there aren't any service manuals for Argosy trailers, but I have a '75 Airstream service manual. Looking at the water distribution system for 23 & 25 ft '75 Airstreams, it shows the water inlet, then the regulator assembly a little inboard of the inlet with a checkvalve listed as part of the regulator assembly. There is no indication that the drawing is to scale, but it looks like it's within 2' of the inlet.
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In my '74 26' Argosy all of the valves etc are located in the closet of the rear bath. I remodeled the bath and installed PEX tubing throughout. I installed a ball valve in place of the check valve for city water, that way I know for sure that it is on or off.
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thanks
I will be working on it this week
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