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Old 08-08-2007, 11:39 AM   #1
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Replacing Hotwater heater

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I am a New Airstream owner, doing a restoration. I have a 70 Caravan Land Yaht that the water wasnt drained out of so my hot waterheat now has a hole. I was wondering if any one out there has replaced one and can tell me if there are screws along the bottom holding it in. I have removed the water lines and Lp line as well all the screws from the out side, but the unit will not move. Its so tight to the closet wall I cant tell if there are screws there.
Or if if anyone had a service diagram.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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H20 Heater ?

Greetings.
I am replacing mine and found many funny things that the PO did. It is impossible to know what your PO did. I know that mine had screws mounting it at the bottom on the exterior of the TT, in addition to a few 90 degreee brackets on the inside. These were mounted to the floor and side wall of the TT to help in securing the water heater. I would say you probably need to keep digging until you get a visual on the bottom inside area of interest. I am confident you will figure it out. Go slow and be patient. Just remember in these restoration/rennovation projects "You don't need to get there first, you just need to get there". Good luck. Just my .2$ worth.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help.... I'll take what ever 2$ I can get.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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Our '64 had a stud-like channel plate that connected through the floor. The bottom of the water heater has rails that slide over it, so we had to pull it straight out the side opening, not lift up. Kinda awkward to get it out. Make sense?

It doesn't show very well here, but this may help: Water Heater It's the sliver plate in the middle of the opening on the floor

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Old 08-08-2007, 12:45 PM   #5
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Greetings!

Nice to see someone else from Manitoba here! Check out the search function, and you'll get lots of good info. Also, try this link, the RV500 tankless hot water heater is pretty neat. When I get around to restoring that system, I'm going to use it in my 1965 Overlander.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...ter-26206.html
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Thanks for the pics mine looks alittle different but at least I know what Im up against
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Nice to meet you Airstream 65 thanks for the info
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:50 PM   #8
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The water heater in my 1970 Sovereign was held in only bt screws on the outside flange and by caulk under the flange. It was a tight fit as well. I put a putty knife between the flange and the skin of the trailer and gently levered the flange away from the skin. As soon as the caulk was unstuck, it came on out.
Post some project pictures!!
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