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Old 08-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Plumbing resources

I just purchased a 1964 24' tradewind. The frame is in excellent shape and the axles, wheels and tires are new. There is a new subfloor but the rest of the trailer is completely gutted. My first task is new plumbing (there is NO plumbing right now, which is good because I want to move the bathroom around a bit). I have minimal experience with plumbing and zero experience with rv plumbing. Where would be a good place to start. I am very new to airstreams but have always been captivated by them. any advice would be greatly appreciated. would love Advice, Resources or any other troubleshooting tips from those more experienced than me.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

There are a lot of good Airstream plumbing resources. Check out the plumbing sub-forum. Good luck with you project.


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Old 08-13-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums.

On the plumbing question - I would go with a crimp PEX system - no doubt about it.

You will either have to purchase, rent, or borrow a crimper, but, even if purchased, the crimps make economical good looking connections.

The heavier, thicker "snap Pex" connections (the gray ones) use thicker PEX and just look bulky.

I would think that 3/8" plumbing throughout would deliver sufficient quantities of water, but you may want to explore what the line losses would be before deciding on just one size.

The flexible PEX comes in red, white, and blue, allowing color coding for various lines.

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Old 08-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #4
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I have this link saved as I have to start from scratch too.

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Old 08-14-2009, 02:17 AM   #5
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Wow, that was exactly what I was looking for... Perfect.
muchos gracias truckasaurus

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