Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Medford , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 32
Fresh water tank

I'm replacing my water pump in our '73 overlander, and noticed two rubber 1/4" ± tubes coming out of the top half of the water tank to a "tee" and then proceeding on to a single tube that is open ended. Now I know it is existing so what's the worry, right? But it would seem if I hooked up to city pressure water it could force the water out of the tank via these tubes. Anyone experience these tubes and/or know what they are?? Can I just cut them off and plug them??

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Della is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Tom Nugler's Avatar

 
1972 25' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
McHenry County , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,129
Images: 5
Greetings and welcome to the Forum.
The tubes are vent lines for the fresh water tank. They connect to a small pipe at the top of the filler neck housing.
Mine had become hardened with age and would no longer stay on the pipe, even with a clamp. I replaced them with rubber fuel hose.
City water pressure shouldn't force the water out the tubes if the check valve in the feed line, and or, the check valve in the pump are OK. Kind of depends if the plumbing is original or if it's been modified.

Tom
__________________

__________________
AirForums # 2806
WBCCI / VAC # 6411
TAC IL-11

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

Avid supporter of trailing edge technology.
Tom Nugler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Medford , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 32
water tank hoses

Thanks Tom for the quick response. Do you have a '73 or there abouts, Airstreem?? Can you field a few more Q's??

The plumbing looks original in that it's a mess and looks mighty old. Even found some original cut outs in the aluminum down in "the hole". ;-)

At any rate, much appreciated.

Richard & Della
__________________
Della is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Tom Nugler's Avatar

 
1972 25' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
McHenry County , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,129
Images: 5
That’s what we’re here for. Just post a question and someone will usually have an answer. Or comment, opinion, anecdote, suggestion, rebuttal, …….
I’m 2 years into a rehab my 3rd Vintage trailer, a rescued ’72 Tradewind.
If you’re planning on repairs or upgrades may I suggest picking up a repair manual. I purchased mine off e-Bay from a vender in Canada. vox231 | eBay
The one I got has the owner’s manual included on the disc. Looks like he’s got one for the ’73.
As far a plumbing goes it’s an issue for most vintage rigs. Mine was a mess as well. Replaced the front half last winter. It’s a topic that brings a wide range of opinion. Ask away.

Good luck, have fun,
Tom.

Heres a screen shot of the plumbing in a '72 Overlander.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf '72 Plumbing.pdf (203.9 KB, 32 views)
__________________
AirForums # 2806
WBCCI / VAC # 6411
TAC IL-11

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

Avid supporter of trailing edge technology.
Tom Nugler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Medford , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 32
I am replacing (also) my furnace (suburban) and the replacement furnace does not come with a plennum (sp?) under it like the original causing it to be about 4 or so inches lower. I do not want to redrill or plug new and old exhaust and intake manifold ports. Is there a additional part I can buy / order for this new unit?? Or must I have a sheet metal shop fabricate one for this ???

thanks

richard & della
__________________
Della is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 04:41 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Medford , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 32
Oh and this is on our 27' '73 Overlander ;-)
__________________
Della is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Tom Nugler's Avatar

 
1972 25' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
McHenry County , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,129
Images: 5
Sorry, but you’ll need to brush up on your metalworking skills. You can’t put a square duct in a round hole without modifying the original plenum.
Here’s a good thread on the procedure.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...0sp-41537.html

Good luck,

Tom.
__________________

__________________
AirForums # 2806
WBCCI / VAC # 6411
TAC IL-11

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

Avid supporter of trailing edge technology.
Tom Nugler 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
Removal of 1973 fresh water tank Belegedhel Fresh Water Systems 6 08-05-2011 08:32 AM
Fittings for fresh water tank cosmos Fresh Water Systems 0 06-05-2011 05:27 PM
Fresh Water Tank Size and Gauges ednspace Fresh Water Systems 4 05-23-2011 09:19 PM
Fresh water tank relief valve "bumps" above floor? DanielB Fresh Water Systems 12 01-19-2011 07:00 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:36 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.