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Old 03-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone...

Hi, my name is Daniel Marion and I'm a new member on this forum. I've read so many wonderful articles that have helped me a great deal with my 72 Trade Wind (rear bath). Presently, I'm removing the old (copper) plumbing and replacing it with PEX. I thank all of you who wrote articles about this task.

I look forward to posting here frequently. By the way, does anyone know where I might find (if it exists) a schematic of the plumbing system for my Airstream (I don't have a manual).

I hope to meet many of you on this forum as my restoration project progresses. Take care!

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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Hi Daniel,

You will be glad to get rid of the copper. The PEX is much easier to live with. The factory has reproductions of both Ownerís and Service Manuals. They donít have every year, but one that is close is good. For example, I got a 1983 Ownerís Manual and a 1984 Service Manual for my 1983 Excella. The Service Manual is invaluable. It would have exactly what you are looking for. Itís one of the best investments Iíve ever made.

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Daniel. You sound as if you are already deeply into the innards of your TradeWind! You'll find lots of help here, and we always love pictures of your project. One helpful tool on the forum is the search tool, found on the home page, menu line at the top of the page. You'll find so much information you'll spend your time reading instead of working on the TW! Best wishes in your revamping. Hope you'll be out on the road in your beauty soon! ~G
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome Vaughan & "maxandgeorgia." I'll try to get owner's & service manuals before I get going on the PEX installation. I'll keep the forum posted as I proceed. Daniel
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:46 PM   #5
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Hi Daniel and welcome to the family!

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:26 PM   #7
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Hey Daniel, PM me your email and I will send you a scan from my manual. Even though I have a 71 the manual starts at 72
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:39 PM   #8
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Hey Daniel,
Welcome aboard! You are right, there is a wealth of information here and it does help tremendously. I am about half way there with demo and replacement of copper with PEC. Good move. What else is on your plate?

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:41 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard,'ll like it here! This crowd like pictures, so load 'em up!

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #10
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Pex is a godsend especially when you are standing on your head trying to reach a fitting buried deep. I have an assortment of fittings that I carry all the time along with an 8' section of PEX tubing.

Murphy's Law requires most leaks to occur when boondocking at least 50 miles from the nearest hardware store and/or fresh water source...

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