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Old 05-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Inlet Replacement

Just wondering of anyone has replaced their fresh water inlet on a 70. If so, what did you replace it with and where did you get it? If you have any pictures and/or details I would greatly appreciate it. Our 70 has the original plastic one that you pull out and put a hose adapter into in order to fill the tank and I have not found a replacement version on any web sites or parts places. would a dealer stock one of these or would it have to be changed to something newer? Trying to keep as much of the original equipment or looks where possible and feasible within reason if it makes sense to do so. Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Ours was in poor shape; I replaced it w/ a stainless steel boat water inlet something like this one:

WHITECAP Stainless-Steel Deck Fills at West Marine

I don't have any pictures, but I did end up putting a small plate over the original opening and setting the new filler into that.

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
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Looks really nice-reminds me of some of the power outlets that are available. Thanks for the link!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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Our water inlet was on the curbside near the door, which is awkward for filling
at dump stations as it's on the wrong side nowadays. We converted it to an outlet so it preserves the original look, and put a similar waterfill on the streetside from West Marine as Bart did.

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Here is What I Did

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:29 AM   #6
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Dumpster-your solution looks awesome! Love the patch and buck rivet solution. I've wanted to learn how to do buck rivets but also haven't had a situation where I needed to so maybe this will be the one eventually. Not on the top of our list since we're getting ready for a month long trip out west but I also was intrigued by the Champion inverter you got. Your story on that sounds just like my thought process. Just curious-what did you use to cut a perfect circle in sheet aluminum? Looks like a 4" circle?
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I got it from Vintagecampers.com. I think it is 5052, put polishes up pretty good. And I see no reason why you couldn't use stainless screws instead of bucking rivets.
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Thanks for the lead on the patch. You wouldn't happen to remember where you found that inlet would you?
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Do a search for "stainless water deck fill". You should get tons of hits.
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