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Old 07-06-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Hi folks,
Been looking in on here for a while...great little community here. Looking forward to being a part...

We bought our little '95 Casita SD from an '85 yo widow here locally. Her husband had taken care of all the maintenance, tinkered with it, etc. She doesn't know anything about it. It's been under a tarp for many years. It's a little musty, but we loved it and bought it. We just started cleaning on it, going over everything with a fine tooth comb, cranking up AC, fridge, no leaks, so far so good... When Pat, (my husband) hooks up our water, the hot water works fine, but no cold...get to looking, and the potable water tank has been removed! Cut from the pipe coming in and also hose to water pump. (pump makes noise like it works...) Don't see anywhere that it has been bypassed to get water to the sink, etc. Don't know what that's about!
So...we'll call Casita in the am, but one question is, does anyone know if the water tank is a standard one that we could maybe find locally, or is it a special order from Casita. Any other ideas, suggestions? I've been so looking forward to our little camping trip this weekend. I want my water for toilet, etc...
Help.
Thanks ya'll,
Benita and Pat
Mobile, AL
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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If the water tank has been removed, that would only affect your ability to "Boondock". You should have cold water from the "City Water" connection.


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This is my Fiber Stream's original water configuration. Fresh water tank an the bottom of the picture. Hot water heater at the top of the picture. At the middle of the right side is the "City Water" connection that joins the tee-fitting at the output of the water pump. The "City Water" input bypasses the tank and pump. The cold water line goes to the left side of the Hot Water Heater to another tee-fitting, one leg an input to the heater, and the other leg supplying cold water to the sinks, shower and toilet. At the top of the Water heater on the left side is the Hot water output that supplies the sinks and shower.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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I'm checking this before bedtime...I'll get Pat to take a look in the AM. Let ya know what we figure out... Thank you so much for the reply!
Benita

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if Casitas price is too high you might be able to find one that can fit at camping world. OR special order the right size from an rv dealer. Take care.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:38 AM   #5
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if Casitas price is too high you might be able to find one that can fit at camping world. OR special order the right size from an rv dealer. Take care.
Thanks Ken,
We were in a hurry at first and ordered from Casita, the guy Victor was real helpful. We ended up postponing our first trip, too many hurdles to overcome. We never could get the city water working. At first the hot water was working (city hooked up) then next day it wouldn't. When we bought this Casita, it had been under a tarp on a farm several years with the water connection open. I'm afraid that something may have crawled up in there and have it blocked. So.... we have to run that down. Don't know if we need to run new pipe if that's the case. We have back burnered this project for a week or so... have to be out of town...will be checking in on this forum for tips and troubleshooting when we get back.
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