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Old 05-02-2017, 06:21 AM   #1
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Water not working after connecting to the mains

Hi everyone my 1975 27 international overlander just came out of storage and first night could not get water to run after connecting to the camp water, immediately started flooding out from under the bumper, I disconnected. Then filled the tank and thought don't see no leaking, turned water pump on and not running at all and leaking under the back bumper again, does anyone know if I'm doing something wrong?

Every help will be greatly appreciated since we got 2 more stops to do before we arrive home in Florida
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:48 AM   #2
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My 1st guess is a water line froze and burst over the winter. I know you are in Florida but did you winterize and did it get down to the mid twenties? Of course there are other causes for a broken pipe besides freezing. Likely culprits are water heater, city water pressure relief valve and just general plumbing. Your 75 has copper plumbing which is prone to freeze damage.
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Low point drain valves open?
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I had in Canada in storage and they winterize it had it ready for the road haven't called them yet to ask but not it was prepared for the road
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Low point drain valves open?


Good question I don't know where's the low point drain valves are can you elaborate ?
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Look to see where the water comes out. If there are small tubes or pipes extending below the coach. Verify they are the source of the water. Then go inside, look in that area of the coach, usually in a closet or cabinet. You should find the valves.
Are you getting water inside the coach?
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Ditto to good advice so far. When you hook up the city water hose, just crack the hose bib open slightly, and figure out where the water is coming from. You may have more than one leak. Calling the person who winterized is a good idea.

Please post new observations.

Good luck!

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PS -- Does your old AS have a manual? Here is a possible one from 1975:

https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...0002.0110i.pdf

On p. 35 it talks about the winterization, drain valves, pump winterization, and so forth. [PDF p. 43/90]

What is your floor plan, does it have a center bath or not?
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In our 76 Ambassador the low point drains are in the rear and easily seen when the rear hatch is open.
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Look to see where the water comes out. If there are small tubes or pipes extending below the coach. Verify they are the source of the water. Then go inside, look in that area of the coach, usually in a closet or cabinet. You should find the valves.
Are you getting water inside the coach?


Not inside outside only
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Cool no water

could the hose be clogged? from mulch or something?
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In our 76 Ambassador the low point drains are in the rear and easily seen when the rear hatch is open.
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Same is true of our '67 Overlander. When the valves are open the water comes out under the rear bumper. If it was winterized by draining and blowing out with compressed air the valves were probably left open. If it was winterized with RV antifreeze they probably opened the valves and drained the antifreeze out and flushed the lines with fresh water and left the valves open.
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Is there a outside spigot? If so,, make
Sure it is closed.
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Every help will be greatly appreciated since we got 2 more stops to do before we arrive home in Florida
Please update us when you can, as the suggestions so far should help you narrow down the problem IMO.

Happy Trails!

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On the road now. Contacted dealership & awaiting reply. Lots to check out tonight.
Thanks for everyone's input. Will update ASAP.
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Thank you very much TG Twinkie and everyone your immediate replies make others want to be better in life OTRA15 thanks and dennis3751 we found it opening the rear hatch and there they are and felt they were opened and Click image for larger version

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Closed them and it's working fine and still waiting for place of storage to call me back lol if it wasn't for you I didn't have water now thank very much all
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Glad it worked out. Happy Trails!
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