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Old 02-21-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Water Heater Removal

My water heater is dead and I need to replace it. As I look to remove the old one, the two inch aluminum trim covers the bottom screws, keeping me from getting it out. Do you recommend cutting the trim on either side of the water heater, then removing the screws and extracting the unit? I don't want to remove the trim half way around the trailer just to get the unit out. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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I don't know what I'm talking about, but don't let that scare you. There's an Airstream restoration series on youtube, and they cover the replacement of all the appliances.

Also, there's this thread on the airstreamcentral website

Good luck and let us know if this helped. I'm sure I have it in my future.

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My trailer is a 1976 31' Sovereign. I removed the lower belt trim to remove the old heater.
Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
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Just pop a rivet or two from the trim so you can lift it enough to get at the screws. No need to cut the trim or remove it completely.
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