Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1962 22' Safari
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 10
Fresh water tank removal

New to this so bear with me. We have just acquired a 63 safari. We have it gutted down to the floor, which is next. The thing standing in our way is the fresh water tank. I have the pump, not planning n using it again. The tank holds water for sure. As soon as I disconnected the lines it started draining, no clue how long that water was in there. Problem is the inlet that runs out of the trailer into the tank won't turn. On the outside it has a 90 degree which is stopping me from just pulling it in. Any ideas/ tricks. Been thinking about just cutting it off, problem is then it's still in the tank. It's holding up getting the shell off, so any ideas are really appreciated.
__________________

__________________
RevandDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
adonh's Avatar

 
1976 31' Sovereign
Missouri City , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,233
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by RevandDoc View Post
New to this so bear with me. We have just acquired a 63 safari. We have it gutted down to the floor, which is next. The thing standing in our way is the fresh water tank. I have the pump, not planning n using it again. The tank holds water for sure. As soon as I disconnected the lines it started draining, no clue how long that water was in there. Problem is the inlet that runs out of the trailer into the tank won't turn. On the outside it has a 90 degree which is stopping me from just pulling it in. Any ideas/ tricks. Been thinking about just cutting it off, problem is then it's still in the tank. It's holding up getting the shell off, so any ideas are really appreciated.
Some pictures would help maybe.
__________________

__________________
Don Hardman
1976 31' Sovereign
adonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 08:21 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,136
My 66 is a plastic tank with a water pump. I think the 62s have a steel tank that uses air pressure to deliver the water. Maybe the water inlet pipe is welded to the tank. Mine just uses a flex hose with hose clamps, but there is no pressure in the tank.

Hang tight for a few days. Some vintage Airstreamer will answer your question soon. And yes, a picture would be very helpful.

David
__________________
dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 10:29 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
1962 22' Safari
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 10
I'll try and get some pics tomorrow. This is a metal (steel) tank. I just have to get it out of thee to get all the flooring and shell off. I can cut through the 90 but that doesn't leave me much to work with to get out of the tank.
__________________
RevandDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 11:37 PM   #5
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
Those tanks are typically rotted at the bottom, usually replaced with a plastic tank ...m
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 08:15 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1960 22' Safari
Johnson City , Tennessee
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by RevandDoc View Post
New to this so bear with me. We have just acquired a 63 safari. We have it gutted down to the floor, which is next. The thing standing in our way is the fresh water tank. I have the pump, not planning n using it again. The tank holds water for sure. As soon as I disconnected the lines it started draining, no clue how long that water was in there. Problem is the inlet that runs out of the trailer into the tank won't turn. On the outside it has a 90 degree which is stopping me from just pulling it in. Any ideas/ tricks. Been thinking about just cutting it off, problem is then it's still in the tank. It's holding up getting the shell off, so any ideas are really appreciated.

Did you succeed in removing the tank? I aim to remove mine tomorrow.
__________________

__________________
teilhet 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
Large fresh water tank plug-removal erikk Fresh Water Systems 0 06-22-2012 05:58 PM
Help!!! Fresh water tank/ black tank meredith Fresh Water Systems 6 09-02-2011 12:51 AM
Removal of 1973 fresh water tank Belegedhel Fresh Water Systems 6 08-05-2011 08:32 AM
Fresh Water Tank Removal Stork Fresh Water Systems 6 03-04-2011 11:46 PM
Using a fresh water tank as a grey tank? Mike&Ali Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 14 09-16-2010 11:50 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:31 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.