Anyone successfully modernize plumbing in their vintage ambassador?
It's been a long road to get our 64 Ambassador to where we are proud of it. Just back from an EPIC trip to the Shenandoah Mountains. There's one last major hurdle, that we've avoided, but I think it's time to face the music... PLUMBING.
It's no secret that the plumbing in these older Airstreams are less than ideal (it sucks). Our current situation has us with a small black tank only. We carry the dreadful blueboy with us. The airstream is also very low, so I have to "coax" the sewer line like a slinky all the time to get the grey water to go into the blueboy (as if just using it wasn't bad enough). We have new axles on our ambassador, but it's still not high enough to let the water find just a straight path, because the adapters are rigid and add 3-4 inches on top of the blue boy. Anyway, you get it, enough about that...
I see modern airstreams and am very envious of the added height and their sophisticated high capacity grey/black tanks. However, the inside of our airstream is "high style country", and we can't keep that with a more modern model.
I've read everything that I could google, but still haven't actually found a thread that shows a successful plumbing update. Has anyone done this to the point where they are happy? Ideally, I have a large capacity grey water tank and a larger black tank (but can live with the current black tank if we had to). I know it's too much to ask, but I'd LOVE a meter to check on both tanks if possible. Not knowing isn't great either.
Thanks in advance for any help or insight! We'd love to hang in there with our awesome 64', it's just the plumbing that is the WORST!!!!