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Old 11-22-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Needing lots of help with the '63 Globetrotter

I am a total newbie to RV ownership and almost missed the fact that I need to winterize. It was only by reading this forum in the evenings, looking for restoration tips and help that I discovered the necessity of this important task. (thank you for being here!) The AS lived in Florida and before that it lived in Texas, so it has not needed winterizing for several years.

I would take it and have it done this time- but we have no tow vehicle yet. Luckily there is a Camping World not far from here, and I was able to pick up the items needed.

My first question: Which is the city water intake? I am assuming that it is the one that it is street side faucet at the front, but want to make sure, (I have no paperwork on this thing). Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:21 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new purchase. '63 is a great year.

We had a Globetrotter, but the plumbing had been changed. I don't recall a city water inlet. We used the external fill up front, closed the cap, and turned on the switch just to the right as you walk in the door. This pressurizes the system.

Most likely, you'll get a quick answer on these forums. You may find other manuals on this page helpful. The Vintage Airstream Club

Good luck with it!

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I have already read all the threads that I can find on wiinterizing- which have been very helpful, but I am missing something. I think that the tank has been disconnected from the system. It is a beautiful day here and we have a little time, so I will try again to figure out why we can't blow the lines out.
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I am a total newbie to RV ownership and almost missed the fact that I need to winterize.

My first question: Which is the city water intake? I am assuming that it is the one that it is street side faucet at the front, but want to make sure, (I have no paperwork on this thing). Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Lorik,

On our '63 GT, the city water intake is in the front & the fresh water tank is on the inside in the front. On ours, there is a faucet shut off in the inside by the water heater(street side), that drains the water from the tank & the water heater. The drain goes through the floor. Our '63 Globetrotter is Ohio built. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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If yours has the pressure water tank, there may be a faucet on the water filler neck up under the front window (and a drain under the trailer on the drivers side) that you use to fill. Depends on what is original, what has been upgraded, plus as many can attest to, there were many versions in 1963.

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Old 11-22-2009, 02:53 PM   #7
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That explains it.

Our tank is disconnected and there is no pump- and what we thought would blow through all of the pipes, only goes into the tank. The actual water "in" is what we thought was the drain (the one with the bucket)- in the middle of the street side bottom. I think that we have forced enough antifreeze into all to be safe for Chicago winter. Not sure if the water heater still empties out of the faucet at the front- that is very helpful information- Thank you!

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