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Old 08-13-2007, 06:06 AM   #1
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Mid 60s Water Pumps

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Dont know if anyone can help me, i am having problems with the internal water pump valves on my 66 Airstream, and i need to get a rebuild kit for it.
Does anyone know if they make one ? if so where would i get it?


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Old 08-13-2007, 07:34 AM   #2
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Thats a good question. As I understand it, most folks opt to replace the original pump with new quieter ones. In fact, quite a few do so before the old pump fails. Personally, I have yet to decide if I will keep the pump original on my 68 or not. In any case, it may be that someone has an original pump sitting on a shelf somewhere, or maybe a salvage yard like Colaws (sp?) would have one. By the way welcome to the forums, be sure and post some pics of your camper for us all to enjoy.


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Old 08-13-2007, 09:15 AM   #5
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I'm afraid you will discover what we did - after we did it...

By the time you get a replacement kit (or parts) you will have spent the same or more than a new one which is smaller, quieter and more efficient would have cost. When one part was "fixed" another broke/leaked - again & again...finally we bought a new pump. We ended up paying about $75 to "fix" the old Peters & Russel (PAR) pump...which ended up not working anyway, before we bought the new Shurflo pump for about $70.

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Old 08-16-2007, 03:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, ok if i buy new does anyone have the shurflo pump part number as knowing me i will buy the wrong one.
how do i post a picture with my name, i have just sold my 66 Globetrotter to a friend and the pump packed up, so now i feel really bad and want to replace or repair it for him.
I also have a 63 Globetroter and a 58 Jetstream, made by kit trailers CA. does anyone have any info on Jetstreams as i cant find anything about them.

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:23 AM   #7
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Check these folks - super fast shipping.

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:31 AM   #8
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Just FYI, the PAR pump is the same as used in boats. It is noisy, but very low amp draw. You may be able to find a kit at a marine supply store. I got a kit for the PAR pump in our Overlander for $10.
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If you buy a new shurflo, most of the 12 volt rv type pumps will work fine. look at the gallons per minute and pressure. Most systems are 30 or 45 Lb. You plumbing will handle either if it is in good shape. The GPM is important for how long your tank will last. Get a pump that has a check valve built into it. I use a separate check valve after the pump to prevent backwash into my tank when I am on city water or blowing down the system with air pressure.
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I've opted to keep my PAR pump in my 67. I have a back-up just in case. I like the mechanics of it,and they are trustworthy and durable. I was wondering if the hoses nipples on these pumps were designed for a hose clamp, or something more. They don't have barbs like what I would expect to find and I am worried about the potential for leakage at that point, though the ones I have seen simply have hose clamps. Any experience out there?

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Old 09-16-2007, 06:12 PM   #11
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hello Adair,

I may have a source for a couple of those pumps and they may be new .
I work with an RV place here in town that is closing ,throwing stuff away
its horrible ,but I saw a couple of pumps there friday when I picked up a
vintage coleman air pressure pump to replace the dying Grover my 60 trdwnd
has on it now .So Ill let you know on tuesday evening about them .Now Im not certain of new or used ,but the one was on the back shelf in the
vintage parts section .

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