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Old 07-08-2010, 01:49 PM   #15
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thanks to all of you for the advise. Now that the 12v electric is working and hence, the regulator I have water running w pressure in the A/S. I still cant figure out a "city" water fill inlet though. The only water inlet that I can find anywhere on the outside of the trailer is the water fill tube that supplies the water tanks and that's the one with the nipple on it. The nipple I believe is now rendered obsolete since the regulator takes care of the air pressure to the faucets etc.? It is my opinion ( based on no experience) that I have a "closed" water system and all my water is supplied only through the tamks. Seems odd to me but the only hose attachment I can find on the trailer is on the waste empty cap and it is my understanding that that's for the grey water exit.
Any thoughts about city water would be appreciated
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:55 PM   #16
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I believe that some of the earlier trailers used an adapter cap that had the city water inlet built into it. Since the tank is pressurized, that worked. You may not be able to run city water without finding or making such a cap.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:18 PM   #17
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water hookups

Both my '61 Overlander & my '63 Globetrotter have the pressurized water systems. My '61 has a water faucet with a air nipple next to it-for a manual air pump if the 12v air pump is not working. The '63 just has a water inlet that a water hose screws to fill the tank.

They both have only one water inlet, the same one for city water and to fill the tank.

When using city water, just keep the hose on the water inlet, the water runs through the tank and the city water pressure keeps the water working. If not using the city water, just fill the tank using the same water inlet, put on the cap & pressurize the tank. I have attached pictures of the location of the one & only inlet on both my Airstreams.

Please post a picture of your water inlet for your tank, this may help.
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I'll post some pics but I think you might be right. There must have been 2 caps but I only have 1. 1 must have had a hose bib attachment to it and you just keep it hooked up and the hose water running for city water. The water pressure would pressurize the system. When you are not near city water you simply switch the cap and the regulator working on 12v will pressureize the water system and you rely on your tank supply of water. With the reg working I don't need to air pressurize the system through the nipple. I thanks tha's just a back up.
Very interesting...
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #19
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Hi mmenchel,
My 63 Ambassador has a water tank cap just like you are describing with the air fitting on it.
I hook up the hose to a valve in the same compartment as the power cord, with a double female hose fitting. The valve is just a simple boiler drain valve with a backflow preventer behind it. If you turn the valve on, no water will come out, its meant to only go in. The hose pressure is all you need, no pump needed. Hooked up this way, it will fill the water tank also.
You use the other fill in case you need to use bottled water or "buckets from the river".
And yes, the small thing is a bleeder valve to depressurize the system, to take the cap off.
Hope this helps, I'm also new to this, but this seems to be how my system works.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:28 PM   #20
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I don't think the shorter models had two. Our safari had a hose connection on the fill cap for the tank up front under the front window, thats it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:20 AM   #21
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Again, thanks to all! This A/S journey proves more interesting by the day. I found the city water fill inlet! Yes it is "in" the outside compartment that houses the shore electrical cord. Who puts water and electric next to each other? I don't know but it's ok w me...I found it! I'm sure there's a hand valve inside that diverts this fill up water away from the tanks but I'll find that next. Anyone have any response to my parts search in another post under "toilets" about the SaniWave? Sure could use some help on that one too

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Picture of Inlet "60" Overlander

This thread has been most enlightening to me, seeing as how we just purchased a "60" Overlander. I racked my brain trying to figure out where to hook the city water....certainly not on the inlet cap. But it seems that is exactly where to engage city water. Now to find a hose with two male ends. Can the plastic face on the dial be replaced to see what the pressure is. What is the ideal pressure? So, if it ain't broken...

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This thread has been most enlightening to me, seeing as how we just purchased a "60" Overlander. I racked my brain trying to figure out where to hook the city water....certainly not on the inlet cap. But it seems that is exactly where to engage city water. Now to find a hose with two male ends. Can the plastic face on the dial be replaced to see what the pressure is. What is the ideal pressure? So, if it ain't broken...

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Bob,

I purchased a water hose adapter (for male-to-male, the adapter is a two-female bass fitting). The water hose is a male end (trailer side) and so is the water faucet on the '61 Overlander. My Overlander does not have a pressure dial, so I purchased a hose pressure regulator to go on the city faucet/hose.
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