Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-20-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Venice , California
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 73
Entire Y assembly and dump valves FELL OFF!

1982 Airstream 280 Classic Motorhome, btw...

Yoikes! What a mess. Apparently, while driving, the entire assembly--everything from the holding tanks outward--fell off the RV. Fortunately, i didn't have to empty the tanks...

So now that I've cleaned up the mess, I have to replace the valves and all the plumbing that forms the assembly. Installing it is easy--it just attaches to the tanks with hose clamps. But where do I procure the entire assembly? Can it be bought as one unit with the valves? Or do I have to create it from multiple pieces of plumbing?

Tips would be most appreciated!!

/Dale
__________________

__________________
dalefox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,189
Dale, do you know if your motor home has Valterra or Thetford fittings?
All the bits and pieces will have to be gotten separately, it just depends on what you have, as to where you can get it.
If Valterra, you can get most everything from a combination of your hardware store (for the pvc pipes) and almost any RV supply store for the valves and fittings.
Thetford is another box of bananas, and will require more specific places.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Venice , California
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 73
At this point, I have neither Valterra NOR Thetford! Literally everything fell off, so I can put on whatever system I want. I tried going to Home Depot, but couldn't find what I needed. I suppose I should just buy the two valves first and then add on the other pieces, as necessary. Of course, I'd much rather purchase an entire assembly, if there is one...
__________________
dalefox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 07:29 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Silverhobby's Avatar
 
1967 26' Overlander
1968 30' Sovereign
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Mosheim , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,301
Send a message via Yahoo to Silverhobby
You'll definately need to go to an RV specific retailer. HD does not have many of the RV specific parts that RV's need.
__________________
Kevin with Baity the Lab/Pointer
//------AIR # 7303------\\
WBCCI 17109
visit my restoration blog at:
Silverhobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 05:56 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
GlenCoombe's Avatar
 
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
So it begs the question.... how did this happen?

Are you sure you unhooked the hose at the last dump site?

Do you still have the hose?

As we get older we tend to forget things in progress.... you might find all you need back at the last dump site... but then again you might not want to go back for fear of ridicule. You'll get enough of that here.
__________________
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 08:49 AM   #6
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,189
At this point, Dale has emailed me photos of his absent valve assemblies, and I'm trying to piece together the stuff that will allow him to, umm, address his motor home's incontinence problem...
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 01:56 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
3 Dog Nite's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Cleveland , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 787
Maybe these will help. I can send them as a e-mail attatchment if you can't read them. Just PM me with your address.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	scan0001.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	70122   Click image for larger version

Name:	scan0002.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	106.9 KB
ID:	70123  

Click image for larger version

Name:	scan0003.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	99.9 KB
ID:	70124  
__________________
"Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." Mark Twain

AIR 22749 WBCCI 2349 NOVA TAC TN-6
1989 345 LE Classic Motorhome
3 Dog Nite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 02:52 PM   #8
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3 Dog Nite View Post
Maybe these will help. I can send them as a e-mail attatchment if you can't read them. Just PM me with your address.
Hmm, those don't look like what he has. Airstream's photos are less than helpful, so we're assembling the stuff based on the way it looks like it should go. I'm going to take apicture of that, and send it to him, and see if it looks like it will work. Right now, I have a monument to Thetford sitting on my desk...
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dump valves don't work! dawncquinn Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 4 07-11-2008 02:41 PM
Argosy Dump Valves or something else?? Denise M. All Argosy Trailers 6 05-21-2007 05:36 PM
Dump Valves - Need Help lebolewis Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 7 09-06-2006 07:52 AM
toilet and dump valves raebaker06 Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 8 09-04-2006 06:06 PM
Knocked off dump valves! Astrodokk Airstream Motorhome Forums 7 07-13-2003 10:32 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.