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Old 05-20-2016, 12:19 AM   #1
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1977 Itasca C27A

My son & I just moved into our new home. I repaired a couple water leaks. I cleaned all the roof patch tar off with a heat gun & mineral spirits, then resealed the seams with butyl rubber caulking.
The water heater leaks. I am going to,orders Atwood GCH6AA-10 to replace it. It has tw way valves on the inlet and outlet with a tube in between, anyone know what that is for?.
I am ordering a 9-10 cu ft electric refrigerator for it as the SIBIR gas/electric does not work.
It looks to need at least the two outer tires replaced in the rear also.
It has an Onan 4.5kW generator set I need to fix also
So this is our new home, my new project.

Anyone know where I can find electrical diagrams and manual for the Chevrolet 454 chassis?

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Old 05-20-2016, 07:25 AM   #2
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Wow. Welcome to the forum.

The valves out of the water heater are for bypassing the water heater to winterize.

Hopefully you have a place to plug into. Generator's even when working aren't very economical for full timing.

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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Wow. Welcome to the forum.

The valves out of the water heater are for bypassing the water heater to winterize.

Hopefully you have a place to plug into. Generator's even when working aren't very economical for full timing.
Yes, we have rented a spot in an RV park. Utilities are provided as part of the rent.

thank you for the information on the two valves being a winterization bypass. that didn't even occur to me!

I have the water heater ordered.

I am now shopping for a standard electric refrigerator. The gas/electrics are REALLY expensive.
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:28 AM   #4
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Hello and welcome to the Forum! Sounds like you are going to be handy working on this baby and that's a good thing. They tend to need a bit of love just like a regular house.

There is a "Vintage Forum" that you might find helpful. It is under "Forums", just a drop down menu. Lot's of people there with vintage RVs and a lot of knowledge about them.

Under "RV Forums" there is chassis threads. Might want to check that out.

FYI, when asking about something it helps if you can post a picture of it. Just gives those who would know exactly what you are asking about.

Otherwise, these things can be a fun. Hope you and your son enjoy you rig and time together.
Love the sunshine and warmer weather!
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