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Old 06-23-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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to fill fresh water tanks do i have to use hose or does the large chrome cap with a gauge in it come off 73 winnebago indian
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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does it have a hose fitting under it. If so hook up your hoes and loosen uo the air fitting to let the air out as water goes in . It was on our 66' del-ray truck camper
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Kinsman,

You have a largish lump with a pressure gage on top and female hose thread fitting on the side?

That was very common - in the day.
You also have a steel water tank.
If you screw the hose in and turn it on, water will run into the tank until it is at city water pressure and all your taps will have water.
If you then turn the city water off, the air in the tank will still supply the taps with water.
Many of the units so equipped had no water pump, but there was a schrader (tire) valve on that same lump so you could put air into the tank to get out more of the water that was in the tank.
If you have no or very limited city water pressure, you can unscrew the gage piece and fit the tank directly, but unless you have a potable pump, the water will stay in the tank until you put air pressure on it (through the schrader).

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Kinsman,

You have a largish lump with a pressure gage on top and female hose thread fitting on the side?

That was very common - in the day.
You also have a steel water tank.
If you screw the hose in and turn it on, water will run into the tank until it is at city water pressure and all your taps will have water.
If you then turn the city water off, the air in the tank will still supply the taps with water.
Many of the units so equipped had no water pump, but there was a schrader (tire) valve on that same lump so you could put air into the tank to get out more of the water that was in the tank.
If you have no or very limited city water pressure, you can unscrew the gage piece and fit the tank directly, but unless you have a potable pump, the water will stay in the tank until you put air pressure on it (through the schrader).

Got that ??

Matt
Do you know if these are still available and where? I have one on my 1970 empress 2400 that has started leaking.

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Far as I know, these air pressure based water systems are no longer supported (no repair parts). Most convert to a water pump type of system. On a Winnebago, you will also have a small air compressor to maintain system pressure (turns on and off based on system pressure). Per the Winnebago Eyebrow Service manual, test pressure for that system is 50lbs. Should not drop 5 PSI in 15 minutes.

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Do you know if these are still available and where? I have one on my 1970 empress 2400 that has started leaking.

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Bad News Steve,

Because repairing old stuff is what I do, I am always crawling around in piles of old stuff and I haven't seen one of those for a least a decade. You could try calling (by Skpe or other low cost service) any RV dealer you can find and ask the parts guy. There may just be a single surviving example.

If you find one, don't tell anybody, you might get outbid by a museum.

Good luck guy

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Bad News Steve,

Because repairing old stuff is what I do, I am always crawling around in piles of old stuff and I haven't seen one of those for a least a decade. You could try calling (by Skpe or other low cost service) any RV dealer you can find and ask the parts guy. There may just be a single surviving example.

If you find one, don't tell anybody, you might get outbid by a museum.

Good luck guy

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Lol thanks,
I give repairing this one a try. I want to keep most of it original. The air system works pretty good.
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the aluminum threads were stuck water system works great and only had 6 leaks from not being drained last winter (previous owner )
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all fixed works great makes it complete now everything works
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I may have 12 volt air pump left from my Father in laws old trailer. I'll have to see if was thrown out or not.

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