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Old 06-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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cant find water pump

This is a trailer i picked up im fixin for my daugter. wife, and I to camp in, i had been a rv tech for a while since in Alaska, but for the life of me i cannot find the water pump on this trailer its a 1969 drake or duke not sure its wore off pretty bad, travel trailer, i think maybe they used a weir pressure system on these early ones because it has a large freshwater tank that looks like a compressor tank that is plummed into the waterheater with copper line...

floors are pretty bad so im replacing them, and probably wall board too and some ceiling.. aint nothing but a little sweat tho. :trink40:

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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My first trailer was a 1969 Coachmen Cadet that I bought used in 1973, it had the presureized water system. It didn't have a water pump if I recall correctly, there was a shrader air valve for pumping in air pressure to the tank and there was also a hand pump at the kitchen sink.
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My first trailer was a 1969 Coachmen Cadet that I bought used in 1973, it had the presureized water system. It didn't have a water pump if I recall correctly, there was a shrader air valve for pumping in air pressure to the tank and there was also a hand pump at the kitchen sink.

wow that would be heck to use the shower in this trailer then! check out this weird toilet in it, maybe thats a pump on top the toilet, i guess i will look for a schrader valve,



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Look on the outside of the trailer at the front right corner. On the fitting that the tank is filled at, isn't there an air valve on there?
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Look on the outside of the trailer at the front right corner. On the fitting that the tank is filled at, isn't there an air valve on there?

wow theres some number on the cap maybe thats pressure numbers its so sun damaged i cant read it, man your right there is a shrader my the city water connection! your a genius! i wondered what was up with the crazy waterfill!


guess i could carry one of them 12v electric pumps and pressure it up every now and then for showers and such



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Old 06-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #6
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An option is to find a used/totaled truck camper, pull the 30 gallon plastic step tank from it and then remove the old steel air tank, install the camper fresh tank in its place and put a new 12 volt water pump in its place and plumb it right to where the old steel unit used to be.
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An option is to find a used/totaled truck camper, pull the 30 gallon plastic step tank from it and then remove the old steel air tank, install the camper fresh tank in its place and put a new 12 volt water pump in its place and plumb it right to where the old steel unit used to be.

i think im going to keep the pressure system, give it a whirl, i can plumb a pump into the steel tank later if i want, they are pretty simple.. i can keep a small electric air pump to recharge the air pressure system. sounds like fun anyhow.
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