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Old 05-12-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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Bathroom sink problem 71 Safari

I have a dumb question for anyone who can help me. I drained all the water lines for my 71 Safari for the winter. Now I am trying to recharge all the water lines for this year. Everything works fine except I can't get the water to the bathroom sink working. There are two shutoff valves in the closet near the rear bathroom sink but if I open either one it just lets the water run out the drain in the bottom of the rig. I don't remember if there is another valve I have to turn on the get the water to the bathroom sink. I have water to the toilet and to the kitchen sink and everything else is working fine. How do I get water to this sink??
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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As far as I remember there is not a valve to cut the water off to that sink.

You may have a cloged airater on the faucet or some other blockage.
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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My '75 does not have a shut off there either I think Tim is right. Good luck and let us know what you find???
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I found my problem. It was really dumb. I had the shower handle turned on and therefore no water got to my bathroom fauctes. Once I realized this and moved the handle everthing was fine. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:00 PM   #5
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We're stumped...

We're having the same problem in our '76 Safari. We just hooked the water up for the first time and it's running fine from the kitchen faucet and when we turn the valves under the sink it runs from the bottom of the trailer. But we can't get anything more than a trickle from the bath sink and shower. What are we doing wrong?

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Old 06-04-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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Doug,

On my 71 Safari there is a shutoff valve behind the toilet. It's not right in back of the toilet but it's in the space behind the toilet that is accessible by removing the small shelf behind the toilet. I'm not sure what that controls but it might get the water flowing into the bath area. Good luck.
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I think that might be the water supply to the toilet.
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Old 06-04-2005, 04:38 PM   #8
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In my 1970 overlander that valve is for the toilet water supply.
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Old 06-04-2005, 06:47 PM   #9
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teeny, tiny rocks

We found the valve for the toilet; it was in the back under the bath sink (behind the drain plumbing). The toilet water is running fine, but thanks Larry71 for the suggestion.

The problem we were (are?) having is when we're hooked up to city water. We tried filling the fresh water tank and turned on the pump and started getting much better pressure, but still very little water, spraying now instead of trickling slowly. So Doug took the filter off the bath faucet and found the problem with it -- teeny, tiny little rocks plugging it up. After he cleaned it out we got full water. The shower head is gonzo, too old and mucked up for a cleaning so we're replacing it. We quit for the day because we started losing the sun, but we'll try it again tomorrow with city water and see if it's better. We think it should be.
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