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Old 04-18-2009, 05:58 AM   #15
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Dietz645: Mine looks different than that (pic to follow asap), but the blurb on the key said it fit 70's AS, so we'll wait for the mail to arrive and see. Before we're done I may have a complete set of AS water fill keys! The revelation that repro keys might save me from having to drill out the lock is a godsend, so thanks, even if the first one isn't the right one.

Lumatic: I have a center bath, so there's no place in the bathroom to put a Univolt that I can see. Could that account for the difference? The "under oven" looks like a factory job, but I can't be 100% sure.

Dan: I've tried all the keys I have, several of which are compartment keys, and they have different ... what do you call those lines that run the length of the key that make one blank different than another blank? We'll post a pic of our door asap and maybe that will help clear up some variation in this puzzle.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:18 AM   #16
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Reading all these posts kinda makes me feel better about the set-up on my '76 now. I always have wondered why the H20 pump, filter, and Univolt/fuse panel were all located within a few inches of each other.....made me nervous- at least now I know I am not alone
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #17
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In both my 72 and 73 rear bath floor plans water pumps are located under the galley sink just above the floor on a platform common to the furnace? Also the Univolt & fuse panel are safe and conveniently located at the bath tub in the aformentioned microclaustionatious (wow; speel check likes that one) locker, the stand on your head under the bed fuse check one...
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:25 AM   #18
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I have a center bath, so there's no place in the bathroom to put a Univolt that I can see. Could that account for the difference? The "under oven" looks like a factory job, but I can't be 100% sure.
That could indeed. the center bath is exceedingly rare in 1970's-era coaches, and they are configured differently. Since it's a center bath, I am guessing you have a shower instead of a tub. If so, there would be no room for the Univolt under the tub, since there isn't one. They had to put the thing somewhere, and I guess under the oven is the somewhere they put it.
I have a suggestion, which is wotrth what you are paying for it: When you put a water pump in that spot, try to find a piece of old inner tube, or something else waterproof, and place it between the pump and the Univolt. It will reduce the chance of water spraying into the Univolt, should water start leaking under pressure. Murphy's corrolary says if it does leak, it will leak in the direction of the univolt.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:17 PM   #19
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Water fill flap key - water fill key flap?? :)

Ok, got a pic of the errant child of a water fill opening. Should have done this first, sorry. Live and re-learn, I say.

Here's the big picture of what I'm working with:


Here's a close up of the company label:


Here's a closeup of the key slot:



The key I bought online isn't the right one, I think, but I'll have to go online now and see what else they might have available. I hadn't realized until today that it was a Thetford door. That might be a clue/help in getting the right key... ??

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #20
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Terry,

Yes, we have only a shower, no tub. Wasn't aware that center bath was so rare. That would explain why few have this setup. Murphy and I are old friends. He visits me regularly. Between house building and Airstream prep, I also shave a LOT of yaks.

I love the idea of the truck innertube buying me a little separation between the water and the juice, thanks.

Jared,

Glad we could be of help. Nice to know I'm not the only one.

Hope the pictures above move me one step closer to a solution on that issue. Hope to get to the pump installation problem next week.

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:59 PM   #21
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I bought the A/S minus a water pump. But now I can't seem to figure out where it would fit into the space it should go. Anyone with a similar rig that could take a pic and show me?
I'm not sure if this will help, but here are some photos I took of our '74 Sovereign as I was gutting it.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #22
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Retry on those images, larger versions...

When I checked that post I just made -- the URL doesn't seem to connect.

Let's see if we can do it another way...





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Old 04-25-2009, 09:10 PM   #23
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Grant,

That is VERY helpful, indeed. Looks like the Univolt is to the right and the pump to the left, essentially reversed of what mine appears to have been, but it does give me some ideas. Never a dull moment!
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When I checked that post I just made -- the URL doesn't seem to connect.

Let's see if we can do it another way...





The key you need will be double-sided, with the same pattern on both sides. It will only fit one way, though, because of the rib in the center.
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Milton,In your photo it appears you may have a 36800 - 1000 Par Pump. Was wondering if you still use it and how it works for you. We purchased one on eBay for our 74 Sovereign and will be installing it shortly.Bob
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Doug,
Take a look at this link. I think Dan from Out Of Doors Mart also posted this link to the key. The associated pictures look just like the ones you posted...

Water Fill Key WF-01 - $5.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:16 PM   #27
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Yep, that's what I remember the old key being, double sided. Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #28
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Deitz,

Yep, that looks like the ticket, all right. I've sent in an order for two, so I'll have a spare. Also some door key blanks so I don't lose my one and only copy and get locked out of my aluminum igloo!

Can't tell you all how much I appreciate this help.

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