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Old 09-08-2012, 06:47 AM   #43
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I'm really leaning towards putting a tankless hot water heater in when I replace water lines . Does anyone have any pics of one installed or opinions on them.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:08 AM   #44
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My shop is a distributor for the Precision Temp line so I can only speak for that brand. The RV 500 is very popular with my clients. They all seem to want them installed over the standard units.

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This unit was installed in a 1957 Caravanner. The hole is slightly taller and also narrower that the original opening. We have found a plate, the same size as the door, to be the perfect solution for changing the hole. It is not seen in the photo but 1" x1 1/2" x 1" ribs were bent and riveted to the patch to give the screws something to bite into and to firm up the outer skin.
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We installed a salvaged eyebrow to help make the unit blend in visually.

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This one is installed in a 1971 Overlander. They offer an unpainted aluminum door that can polish up just like the skin.

The feed back I have gotten is all positive. There are some disadvantages however; To work properly, the water must remain on. Navy showers to conserve water do not work well, as a constant flow of water is needed for the unit. When boon docking, this is not the best at conserving water. The other disadvantage is disposing of said water. If hooked up, no worries, but if not, you need to be able to hold back the waste water.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:35 AM   #45
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I haven't done much with the ar , I have gather some parts . I bought a used furnace from a local trailer repair shop. Suburban sf 30 se
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #46
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Well I had to move my as to another place to store it. This was my maiden voyage with the as . We hooked it up and pulled it out and started playing with trailer lights. I can't believe it but we got tail light brake lights and marker lights working with very little work. I was really suprised how little tounge wieght and how light my as is. The as still has 60's style tires and one split rim on it but towed really good .
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #47
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Does anyone know what kind of toilet this is ?

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:02 AM   #48
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #49
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Thanks , I think I'm gonna need some parts . The flush lever is laying down and spring is laying at base.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #50
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We took as out on a camping trip last weekend in its original rough shape , we had a great time. I had a lady flag me down at a traffic light and ask me if I was going to restore it and where I found it.
I told her were I got it and we just camped in it , she xould believe it. Lmao.
Amazing how much attention it got at the camp ground.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #51
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #52
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Here is a pic 2 days before camping trip .
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #53
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Great that you were able to camp in it. I'll bet you learned a lot about your Airstream!

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Old 03-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #54
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Congratulations on your purchase. I also purchased a 1960 trade wind in poor shape. I took mostly everything out and thought the large water tank was strange. looks like a 40-50 gal water tank? Does anyone know if this is original. It was under the double bed? I'm trying to figure out the electrical. The wiring on the roof vent looks like 110? I may need to dig around more to see if we also have a low voltage wire. Does anyone know if its low voltage or both? Need the bath shower fixture any suggestions. This is a labor of love and will shine it up next week. I'll post pictures soon Thanks everyone for any suggestions or comments.
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Darcy,
My 60 Tradewind had a 110v Fan as well . . . and there wasn't any 12v wire in the vicinity for a "swap".

BTW, there was wire curled up where the kitchen exhaust fan could be installed (I didn't have one) AND there was wire curled up and ready at both end caps for Upper Marker Lights (in case you wanted to add them later)
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #56
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We pulled the tradewind out of storage and started working on it again. I replaced shore cable, installed some free laminate wood flooring and peel and stick tiles in the bathroom and closets. Started investigation into the original plumbing.
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