Hi the community;
I am bruno from France ( brunoffrance...) and the happy owner of an Overlander 27' from '71.
The blog -story was made to tell the uncommon story about our Airstream from USA to France, step by step in 2002.
After that I've tried to tell stories with this new toy and other american toys came in my life.
After the caravan , it was the pick-up truck to tow it, then an Harley-davidson, then travels in USA, my wedding in USA....
I try to post interesting subjects on what it's passion for my wife and I, with lot of pictures and comments ... from me.
hope you ll read it with great pleasure.

the adress is:
http://american-dream-in-france.blogspot.com/
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Grrrrrr.....

Posted 05-31-2009 at 12:36 AM by brunoffrance

New challenge, i know it's never easy to work on a vintage vehicle and the Airstream is ...
New water heater to install... yes you've understand, it's crazy !
Bought on Ebay at the best price on the market, I've made the choice to improve the system: instead of the old "only" gaz Atwood, I've taken the Gaz/electric/electronic... but no door so it was not a problem because I've always the old inox one and the look is better than the white one they sale with....
BUT what a problem to intall it... and the 2 little lockers in the high od each side .... don't work no more...
Plus the gaz entry on the WH is not in the same place... and the water plugs are in a different position now.... why Atwood, when they create a new or replacement model , is not able to keep the old positions ????
Not impossible to do but what a waste of time to rectify the copper water tube, to cut the steel of the new WH and what i can't support is the RUST !!!!
A new WH and yet rust on the burner and ignition.... Why don't use treated parts ??? The WH never used and plenty of rust... ATWOOD can be proud of that ... Grrrrr
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    Melody Ranch's Avatar
    Bruno,
    Check the water heater forum....
    http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...ter-29828.html

    there are more to see but the answer you are looking for is here.
    This Blog area of the Forum is useless. Hardly anyone will look here unless they have a specific the are following. Post your questions and comments on the other side....we all want to hear from you.
    Posted 06-01-2009 at 08:30 PM by Melody Ranch Melody Ranch is offline
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    AIR-Quarius's Avatar
    Hey Bruno, we have a 1970 airstream Overlander almost like yours...welcome to the site...But Melody is right, you need to post on the other forum pages....Welcome and enjoy your wedding, don't have any extra kids....
    Posted 06-03-2009 at 08:45 PM by AIR-Quarius AIR-Quarius is offline
 
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