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Old 07-28-2020, 05:12 PM   #1
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Help for a very green air streamer!

Thank you in advance to anyone who reads my post! I am brand new to airforums 😊

My husband and I bought a 1972 Overlander from a family member who recently died. He was excellent at saving manuals and repair receipts, but without him to walk us through it, we are feeling very lost.
We are scheduled to have an inspection Aug. 6th at a local shop, but I thought I would try here first.

First issue we are having is plumbing.
1) When we hook up to city water, a steady stream is pouring out of the belly- it seems like a drain valve. I canít seem to figure out in what combination to close valves to fix this problem. Any thoughts?

2) When we fill the water tank, water pours out of the same spot. I close the valve under the sink and the tank will stay full. When I turn on the water pump, it starts to drain again. I feel like there should be a simple fix, but again we are so new to this.

FYI Grey water tanks were installed in 2013 so I am wondering If there is something I am missing there too.

Thank you so much again. I appreciate any and all advice on helping us get started.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like a low point drain valve is open.
In most cases they are located directly above the discharge pipe.
Can you post some pics of where the water is coming out? As well as pics of under the sink.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:10 PM   #3
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Most likely location for the LP drains.

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Old 07-28-2020, 07:11 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for your reply!
Here are some pictures.
This is how we have it currently where we can fill the tank, but when we turn on the water pump it starts to pour out. Thank you so much.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:14 PM   #5
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Sorry- figuring out how to attach pictures.

Thank you!
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:28 PM   #6
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Is it possible you have a burst copper pipe? If it wasn't winterized properly, the pipes can freeze and split.

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Old 07-28-2020, 09:46 PM   #7
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Thank you for the pictures and for the feedback. I think it is the low point drain from the galley. From some other forums I’ve read (now that I know what I’m looking for) it seems like they are closed from the outside with wing nuts. Ours doesn’t have anything like it was cut or broken.

Should there be a valve closure inside? Or is it just from the outside?

Thank you!
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On my '73, there are 5!, yes 5! valves that must be shut off before water system will function. Two are on the left side of trailer in rear compartment above rear bumper, three are below sink just to the right of heater below the level of the floor. My trailer plumbing is all original with the exception of a gray water tank where black water tanks was before I added my composting toilet. All of these valves look like outdoor faucets, and I spent several hours, the first time out, finding the right combination of on-off! I don't know if your trailer is identical, but I would advise closing all valves, then try hooking up water.
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