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Old 03-28-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Question Shore water reel?

I'm in the middle of a floor repair in the back bedroom of my 78 Excella. Some PO had removed the reel for the shore water hook up. My service manual showes nothing on this. The electric reel is there and working well and I was wondering if the water reel was of similar design, any pic's or drawings would be great, thanks in advance.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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Woody! Sorry 'Holz'....

Holz...

Don't think that ANY AS's came with a water hose reel - at least I don't think so.

Do you mean a reel like a hose reel on the side of a house where the water hose ( attached to the inside water system) actually rolls up onto?? If so, I KNOW those things don't work worth a da*m on my house and would REALLY hate to have to use one on my AS. Can you say leaks and water damage!?

Just get yourself a hose from CW (white with a blue stripe) and keep it in an outside storage bin on your unit. That is wha I do - I keep the male and female ends mated in the bin. Keeps it neat and tidy + NO leaks.

Also, get yourself a brass pressure regulator and a Y connector (with shut offs) if you don't have them yet. Put the Y on the hose bib - one side city/trailer water - other side is for the yuck hose flush. A "flush-king" (it came highly recommended by forum member 'Coriolis') is also a 'must have' for getting the icky stuff out of your BT - lets you see what you need to get out of the trailer!!! Or rather see when you have all the 'yuck' out of it since you can see when it flushes clean. REAL important.


Anyway, not to go on (I did - I know!) but just a few thoughts. Sorry if I gave you more than you asked for.

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:53 AM   #3
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Whoa

Eh, hem.....

(maybe "ANY" is a typo ) MANY airstreams came with water hose reels.

Especially the Limiteds, some Excellas and alot of motor homes.

I have one on my Classic and I have seen them on many other Airstreams.

A replacement is expensive in my eyes. It is a shame that you cannot use a typical reel from Harbor Freight or something. They are too large for the space.

I believe if you search the forum, you can find some resources for replacement reels.

Look here:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...earchid=327327
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
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My apologies!

Smily and Holz -

Sorry - I was in error.

Guess I need to let others that know a LOT more, answer questions before I jump in....

I'll learn! At least I promise to try....

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Old 03-29-2006, 07:16 PM   #5
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OK, well its good to know that there was or is such an animal.
Smily, that link that you posted did not work for me, do you have any others?
I currently use the standard water hose, two of them, one 10' and one 30', since space is at a premium I would like to see what this hose reel looks like and find one if possible. I use a spliter at the camp water source so if possible there is water available outside the camper to wash or hose thinks of. There are 2 pre teens with us, do I need to say more?
Keep it coming, I hope to have the unit rolling again by mid april, the camping fever got me bad again, it is that time of the year.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:11 AM   #6
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I'm in the middle of a floor repair in the back bedroom of my 78 Excella. Some PO had removed the reel for the shore water hook up. My service manual showes nothing on this. The electric reel is there and working well and I was wondering if the water reel was of similar design, any pic's or drawings would be great, thanks in advance.
Here 'ya go.

Sorry about the quality - PM me if you need a better pic - I'll e-mail you direct. Picture is out of a '78 Excella Service Manual.

Unfortunately, this is about all of the info they give on it.
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:18 AM   #7
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:29 AM   #8
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My 345 had a hose reel.

See the thread Fred vs. the Hose Reel



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Old 03-30-2006, 01:38 PM   #9
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:41 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, thats what I was looking for, well the hunt is on for the hose reel. I'll will post my results.
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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I have the hose and electric cord reel in my 78. I had to replace the contacts in the electric cord reel. Aero Motive was most helpful. The contacts were out of production but they tooled up and sent me the three I needed for $120.

Give them a call to see if they have a replacement for the hose reel.

Perhaps ZOOMZOOM can give you the model number of the hose reel. It is obscured by the camera flash.

Their address is:

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Old 08-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #13
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I have one like Zoom Zoom in my 79' Excella. I had to take it out since it had sprang a leak where the city water hose would connect. I took it apart to see if I could repair it..a little bit complicated inside. Still waiting on sending it to the shop.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:40 PM   #14
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I had them in my '77 Excella 500. No problem with the electrical reel but did develop a leak in the water reel. Coming off the side of the reel there is a 90 degree turn toward the center of the trailer. It takes another 90 degree turn toward the rear of the trailer about 10" from the first 90 degree turn. This second turn was a low area in the line which trapped water on my way back from AZ. to TN. I hit some freezing weather in NM and this was probably when it froze and broke the 90 degree elbow.
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