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Old 05-10-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hello all

My father in law just got a 1971 airstream internaional. When he got it there was weeds growing all over it. I am now here trying to find answers to all of are many questions?

Like how do we hook up water?
Or power?

thatnks to all and hope to chat with you all soon!!!
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!
International is a trim level and not the model of trailer. There were about 8 models made in 71. There should be a plaque by the door that has the model as well as the VIN of the trailer, either one of these would be helpful. Most 70's trailers have a power cord in the rear bumper. It is for a 120 volt 30 amp RV plug. It looks a lot like the plug for an electric dryer, but it is not. If you do not have a matching outlet you can get an adapter at any RV store and plug it into a normal 120 household outlet. You should be able to run all of the electric with an adapter except for the Air Conditioner.

Good luck with the trailer and post some pictures, we would love to see them.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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I found out it is an overlander 27 foot rear bath.
We tested power and everything works hooked up a hose but cant get water running any ideas
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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You may have a stuck check valve at the water inlet or all your faucet valves and screens may be filled up with scale which prevents water from coming out. Also check to see if you have a bypass on the water heater. Sediment has a tendency to settle in my bypass hose over time and clogs it. I have to disconnect the hose and run a coathanger through it to clear the sediment out. I need to add a brass check valve to prevent this from occuring.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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where can i find this bypass
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
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I filled up my water tank and turned on the pump and water was shootting out of the pump. not out of the hoses but the back of the pump. i cant get water from the city hook up or the holding tank
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:22 PM   #7
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Bypass if it has one would be inside backing up to water heater,find water heater on ouide and see what it lines up on inside , my73, back of water heater is in cabinet next to toilet. one other suggestion would be pressure reducing valve,on mine open back hatch and it is mounted on street side up high,and so your journey begins,good luck,usually someone can tell you what you need to know. Dave
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:24 PM   #8
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Sounds like pump needs rebuilt,did you open valve in front of pump?
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:11 PM   #9
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thanks dave i will give it a shot.
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