fresh water tank question
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Originally Posted by chris's 67
I just dropped the fresh water tank on my 76 sovereign
project today. There is a piece of ductwork from the furnace running down into the cavity in the middle of the tank. Does anyone know the purpose of this duct? And can I get by without it. Thanks for anyones help.
What you are seeing is one of the sales points for Airstreams. The ducted furnace provides heat via ducts to the fresh water holding tank compartments as well as the waste water holding tank compartments. The theory is that this additional warmth can help to make cool/cold weather camping a bit more comfortable. I know that I was happy to have all of my ducts connected to the new furnace in my Overlander -- it was comfortable into early November in Northern Illinois while I was waiting for possession of my house.
Good luck with your coach!
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)