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Old 05-14-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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Hi;
New-Bee here, Im gong to look at a 74 Overlander, might be my first one. I wanted to run something by you before making the trip.
The owner towed it from the storage place to his house for a day to check things out. He has to put it back at the storage location because of some housing ordinance. Anyway, he said the elect checks out fine, but when he put a hose to it there was no water coming out at any of the water ware, kit, bath, no ware.
Any idea why no water would come out when a hose with plenty of water pressure is hooked up to the AS?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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Snowpig,
Welcome to the forums and good luck with your inspection trip.

The easiest place to start is the aerators on the faucets. Sometimes the screens get gunked up and all you need to do is rinse them out.

The next possibility might be a faulty water pressure regulator. Since it is a '74 the pressure regulator will most likely be a brass pressure regulator. These are easily replaced. Follow the city water inlet and you will very soon encounter the pressure regulator.

Take a look at the inspection checklist. This will be immensely helpful if you decide to make the trip for the inspection...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138/trailer-inspection-checklist-43294.html
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Snowpig,
Here is a picture of the critter you're looking for.


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Hi;
New-Bee here, Im gong to look at a 74 Overlander, might be my first one. I wanted to run something by you before making the trip.
The owner towed it from the storage place to his house for a day to check things out. He has to put it back at the storage location because of some housing ordinance. Anyway, he said the elect checks out fine, but when he put a hose to it there was no water coming out at any of the water ware, kit, bath, no ware.
Any idea why no water would come out when a hose with plenty of water pressure is hooked up to the AS?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
It can also be a "stuck" water check valve, that's near the city water inlet.

Sometimes a tap or two with a hammer, will free it up.

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It can also be a "stuck" water check valve, that's near the city water inlet.

Sometimes a tap or two with a hammer, will free it up.

Andy
Thanks Andy, I forgot the check valve. I think the check valve can be seen in my picture above just to the left of the pressure regulator on the inlet side.
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Thanks Andy, I forgot the check valve. I think the check valve can be seen in my picture above just to the left of the pressure regulator on the inlet side.
No, the check valve is the brass gizmo that's screwed into the regulator, on the left side.

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No, the check valve is the brass gizmo that's screwed into the regulator, on the left side.

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Andy,
Yep, that's what I meant.
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Thanks for the tips, do I disassemble and look for the obvious, or do I need to replace?
The pictures were / are vary helpful DEITZ
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Thanks for the tips, do I disassemble and look for the obvious, or do I need to replace?
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Apply city water pressure to the trailer.

Then tap the check valve with a hammer, but not too hard.

That should free up a stuck check valve.

If not, remove it from the system and take a peek at the guts of it.

If all else fails, replacements are available.

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Here is a picture of the critter you're looking for.
Off subject,but I noticed you have poly tubing,with [what appears to be aluminum crimp rings and plastic fittings] they are notorious for breaking and flooding.I have countless hrs. of crawling around under mobile homes and repiping due to poly.Just a word of caution.Dave
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