Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Question 71 Tradewind lavatory faucet

Can anyone tell me what is available in a replacement lavatory faucet with a diverter for a hand held shower head? I saw one at Campng World website for about $25 but no specs. I guess mostly plastic too as opposed to my original solid metal one. Should I just replace the guts on the old one? Pulling this faucet out is not a job I want to do twice. I don't know what kind of working condition the original is in.
Thanks
__________________

__________________
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 04:25 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1976 25' Caravanner
Vintage Kin Owner
Campton , New Hampshire
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,113
Chances are good that you can find replacement parts for your original faucet at a well stocked hardware or plumbing supply . Everything should come out the top , no need to remove faucet from sink unless damaged . Good luck.
__________________

__________________
ticki2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Actually removing the faucet was secondary. The original project is removing, repairing and refinishing the lavarette. I had to pull the faucet to drill out some of the rivets and for the lavarette rebuild job anyway, hence the replace or rebuild dilema.
__________________
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 06:50 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Marshall,
I'm rebuilding some faucts for another Forum member - see if this helps you any.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...der-28656.html

Good luck with your project.
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marshall
Can anyone tell me what is available in a replacement lavatory faucet with a diverter for a hand held shower head? I saw one at Campng World website for about $25 but no specs. I guess mostly plastic too as opposed to my original solid metal one. Should I just replace the guts on the old one? Pulling this faucet out is not a job I want to do twice. I don't know what kind of working condition the original is in.
Thanks
I would try to rescue the Original one. Mine was corrodet to the point of no return ( i used to own a 71 Tradewind, btw.) I went and bought the plastic one from camping world, and it was, well, a plastic one from camping world....
It did work fine, though, and you can always chalk the plastic off to weight savings. Gas mileage, you now...
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
I read Ganglin's rebuild post cited above. I'm impressed. Interested in a commision? By the way my faucet is a Streamline.
__________________
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 07:45 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Marshall, Which faucet(s) are in need of rebuild. Your shower on the 71 should be a pull out single handle...?
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 10:35 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
There is no separate shower faucet/ valve. It is a wet bathroom. There is a shower take off on the bathroom sink faucet which consists of a diverter valve similar to a shower/ tub valve. A flexible hand line comes off the top of the sink faucet. I can send you a photo if you send me your email address (I can't yet figure out to send photos as attachments on the forum). Thanks
__________________
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 04:03 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
72 tradewind's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Willis , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 104
Images: 8
Camping world faucet

I installed that one in our 72 Tradewind. Works good. Easy to install.
__________________
72 tradewind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 05:04 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Like This One

Is this it - if so it shouldn't be to bad to rebuild. The telephone head has one gasket at the the hose connection and one large O ring in the head - just like our 71 Overlander. The faucet likely has bad stem washers and O rings.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	48_3.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	30418  
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 05:50 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
That's the pupppy.
__________________
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2007, 07:21 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Done Yet....

Marshall,

Do you have that puppy rebuilt yet....
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2007, 07:33 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Good news/ bad news

I went to a plumbing store in Albuquerque a few days ago. One guy looked at the faucet, then looks at me, then looks at the faucet and then calls someone else. They don't think new stems are available. They were not sure if the O rings they have were the right thickness, but said the ones in the stem looked OK. They did have the gaskets on the end of the stem. They also did not have the parts I need for the trap but sold me a rubber tube seal in case I have to cut it. I'm not sure when I will get it put back together and I still have to finish repairing the sink/counter. I also won't have water in the system until after last frost in April so I wonder what other surprises are in store for me then.
__________________
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 08:39 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Mostly Good News...

I'd replace the O rings while it's apart. Take one off and go to Lowe's - they have a board in the plumbing department with all the O rings mounted on it. You can compare and find the correct ones. Don't forget the tube of plumbers gasket lube to rub them down with. The stem nuts under the handles should/may have a thin plastic ring gasket - salvage them if you can - if not you'll only find them in a hardware/plumbing store. Lowe's and Home Depot don't carry them.

Good luck to you.....
__________________

__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'61 Tradewind lee_jachter 1959-69 Tradewind 11 04-20-2010 02:47 AM
Oddball '62 Tradewind? Mark in Modesto Airstream Motorhome Forums 0 09-08-2002 09:52 PM
Generator for a Tradewind uwe Generators & Solar Power 6 08-02-2002 09:51 AM
'67 Tradewind: Where is my Univolt ??? Mike Rhodes Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 5 07-21-2002 07:03 PM
tradewind holding tank McGill Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 06-22-2002 10:28 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.