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Old 02-22-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hi all - our parts quest continues...

Can any one tell us the make and model of the Water Heaters that would have been used in the 1969 models - Our Model is a GlobeTrotter LandYacht.

As you can see by the picture it has been removed. Well at least this is what we think should be here under the sink beside the hot water tank - Still no Owners Manual and first time A/S'rs (and TT'rs for that matter so we are shooting in the dark. - We know boats but had no hot water on ours so go figure???)

PS. did not have much luck on the fridge replacement skin- called around your suggestions but no such luck. so we are going to try our hand at repairing it.

PSS trying the question again maybe it got missed - as to where to find the model number on the Fridge - any suggestions???

Going to plug her in today Electrical only - LP yet to come and water has to wait a bit when we know we won't drop below 0

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Old 02-22-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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Guess this will not be the first Fauxpa

Had one more compartment outside to open - and guess what we found.....teehee the water heater...

So we are still confused - first what was under the sink? and second is there something missing that you can see with the water heater?

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Old 02-22-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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Removed??

Unless I am seriously mistaken, that big grey thing under your sink IS the water heater. It is probably a Bowen 9.9 gallon model, which is no longer available. It might just need repair but if it is to be repaced, Atwood makes heaters that will fit in the same compartment.
They are available from most of the bigger RV suppliers. Inland RV has replacement kits which are a bit pricey but include olympic rivets, vulkem, parbond and an aluminum panel.
I borrowed the image below from vintageairstreams.com. It's a handy reference for basic items. The water heater access door on your '69 is closer to the wheel well.

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ON EDIT: Sorry, I posted this just before your second post appeared.
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:59 PM   #4
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Hi Rog;

Thanks for the picture - I do remember this what seems like ions ago when I was first looking into the Vintage A/S. There is just far too much information overload at the moment and trying to keep everything straight is well too funny as you can see.

And for all you over 65'rs don't feel bad we are only in our mid 40's

Seriously - in the water heater picture there is a water line to the far left - where does this hook into? and on the kitchen sink side there is two open ends that gives us the impression that either something else may have been hooked up - or is just the coupling pressure fitting hoses that are missing? that joins the system together.

We can see this is going to be a lot of fun and a barrel of Laughs - I sure hope we don't blow ourselves up when it comes to hooking up the propane Just kidding - that is one thing we are used to - as our house is supplied by LP (Cooktop, Oven, Dryer, Furnace, Water Heater - we would have it all if we could at the price of electricity up here!

Thanks for the reminder on the picture - I will print it off and add it to our file.

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Old 02-22-2004, 02:59 PM   #5
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Greetings GT6921!

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Seriously - in the water heater picture there is a water line to the far left - where does this hook into? and on the kitchen sink side there is two open ends that gives us the impression that either something else may have been hooked up - or is just the coupling pressure fitting hoses that are missing? that joins the system together.
My suspicion is that you are looking at the connections for a water purifying filter. It was part of the International package and was available as an option on other coaches. If your coach had the optional water filter, there was often a secondary water faucet installed on the kitchen sink for the filtered water - - I know that this is the case with my Overlander as well as several other 1960s coaches that I have seen. I have also seen references where the water filter was simply connected to the cold water side of the kitchen faucet (possibly a dealer rather than factory install?).

Good luck with your investigation!

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My '66 has the water filter hooked to the cold water supply to the kitchen sink. No seperate spout. And it is an international version.

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Sorry to bring this old thread back - but just thought I would share with you our more recent discovery of the Water Heater initial mystery.

First as you know we found the water heater IT WAS NEVER MISSING

My other question re what was under the sink - well NOTHING! The water filter was pictured there so it was not that and it is hooked up fine.

The extra line that goes no where is in fact the gas line. The confusing part was a) there is a joining gas hose missing from the outer compartment that hooks up the gas line to the regulator of the WH and; b) the under sink gas line that comes up from the under belly has a shut off valve attached to to it - but the line was bent in a way that gave the impression that it hooked up to something closer to the water filter than to that of the gas line that runs from the inside to the WH regulator.

Have to pick up the connecting hose and then we can fire up the water heater.

The yellow lines show where the LP hooks are. Just learning too much these days - and a lot of it is hit and miss!

Sorry low on memory will have to come back and post the Pics
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Here are the photos indicating where the gas lines are in yellow.

Did I read somewhere that it is okay to use the flex hose type connection?
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Gas under the sink

In my unit there is a gas line that comes from under the trailer to below the sink. It is for the furnace. There is another line however it is not directly under the sink. It is for the cook top which is seperate from the oven. The cook top is on the street side near the sink. (Sink is also on the street side on my unit)

So in the pic under your sink the gas line might be for the furnace. What is the metal box in the pic that has the water filter?

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Did I read somewhere that it is okay to use the flex hose type connection?
No flex hose inside the cabinets. Needs to be copper with brass gas fittings for safety reasons.

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You need more than the brass fittings to connect the lines and connect the line to the heater.

In this picture there is another part missing. There should be a tube that goes from the thermostat to the burner tube. The burner tube is the rusty tube with a shutter that ends under the thermostat. Without this tube the heater will not work, or will just be plain unsafe.
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Here are the photos indicating where the gas lines are in yellow.

Did I read somewhere that it is okay to use the flex hose type connection?
The FIRST question I'd have is why are those lines missing? Was the PO going to pull the WH and replace it? That's the only reason I can think of that the gas lines would be missing.

Is there something you don't know, that someone else did? If you hook it up, and turn the gas on, what's going to happen?

It might be a good idea to have it checked before you try to fire it up.

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If you look carefully at this new Atwood, you can see the brass fitting connecting the main burner tube that Brett is refering to.

Like Roger, I also would have to wonder why both fittings are missing. Perhaps a service center was trying to disable/tag this heater.

Good call guys!!!

I also have moved this to the "Plumbing, Water Heaters, Toilets & Tanks" forums.
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Hi guys - THANKS for the heads up - have not fired this one up yet - and we are having problems with the furnace so the two may be yanked and new ones put in.

Also thanks Bobby for moving this thread - my initial one was posted before I even knew there were 100's of options where to put various questions.

Action- the metal tank is the actual water heater tank from inside the trailer on the street side - the rest of the water heater is accessed from the outside panel.

The gas line that comes up from the belly pan happens to be on the inside - it was consequently hooked into a coupling line that runs through the bottom of the tank to the outside - there is then supposed to be a receiving connection to the regulator - it is missing - along with another part so these kind fellows have pointed out....

Gees could have been looking at a new hair doo if I fired that one up nevermind doo could be looking for a new head and A/S

Thanks Peter Will keep you posted on what to do...
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