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Old 03-31-2015, 11:24 PM   #1
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Hello Everybody, I'm new to forums, so please be patient. I have a 1971 23' Safari in decent shape and I'm beginning to do some cleanup of the exterior, as well as fixing the air conditioning. Also, I've never been able to figure out how the city water hookup works. On my Airstream I never seem to get any pressure when the city water is hooked up without running my pump. Any suggestions about this or about fixing or replacing my AC unit would be greatly appreciated. I'm about to embark on the whole cleaning and polishing experience that is recommended by Vintagetrailers.com, so would love any stories or shortcuts (if there are any), about that process. Thanks and I look forward to learning and sharing.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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Howdy!
Welcome aboard!

Long shot, but, do you have the owners' manual? If not, the Mothership (Airstream home) may assist.

Otherwise, try Manuals & Serial Numbers - Vintage Airstream

Sounds, tho, like the 'pressure regulator' may be restricting the flow... A plumbing diagram will assist in locating the device.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:56 PM   #3
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There are many threads here about polishing. It is not a job for the faint of heart as it takes about 200 hours. After the first shine, plan on annual re-buffs and semi-annual wax jobs to keep the shine. Be aware you'll get a lot of attention once it is done.
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Check this thread... for manual sites...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ml#post1601154
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:05 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome to AirForums. These vintage Airstreams are a lot of fun and frustration. My hobby is a 66 Trade Wind, one size up from your Safari.

Why no city water pressure when you hook it up? You'll have to see where the water is going. Your water system is designed to pressurize a faucet EITHER from the 12v pump and fresh water tank, OR from city water hook up. There is likely a water pressure reducing valve close to where you hook city water up. Maybe it's full of debris. There may be a water filter plugged up blocking flow. There is likely a check valve preventing your 12v pump from spraying water out the city water connection hose. Old trailers sometimes have "fresh water fill valve" that allows filling the fresh water tank from the city water pressure. Maybe the city water is simply filling your fresh water tank and not giving you any pressure.

You will soon learn the fun of diagnosing a problem and solving it yourself. I find Air Forum members are more than willing to help find the cause of the problem.

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