Author Topic: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?  (Read 1694 times)

Offline Trunkhill1

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  • Model: 166 Canadian
166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:13 PM »
So... I own a 1975 166 'Canadian' travel trailer which I've been renovating.  The 12V air compressor for the fresh water tank gave out and I've been searching everywhere for a replacement.  The manual says (and the gauge previous to the failure) indicated that a static-30psi needs to be maintained for the system to operate at optimal efficiency. 
Does anyone have a working unit to part out, a line on where to get one repaired, or a recommended suitable substitution? 
Cheers,
Trunkhill1

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 10:33 AM »
There are many smaller 12 volt air compressor's out there nowadays and then you just need to add a regulator. Best setup would be a small compressor and tank with a regulator to give you the 30lbs to the tank. That would also prevent the compressor from running a lot. I usually buy Viair compressors since they are high quality. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.
http://www.viaircorp.com/

Offline kenwautoone

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Re: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 11:27 AM »
I just replaced compressor with a regular water pump.works great ,no noise.....Ken

Offline Trunkhill1

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Re: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 02:43 PM »

And to sound like a total noob, how does one replace that with a water pump and what kind/design/etc. would I need?
Thanks,
Cory

Offline Oz

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Re: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 08:06 PM »
Many people have replaced their compressed air systems with on-demand ones.  Several, very good topics covering your questions already here to read over.
Do a search or ask for assistance.
 :) :)ThmbUp
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

Offline fasteddie313

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Re: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 01:19 PM »
I had like a 1958 small camper trailer that had a hand pump on the water tank. A bicycle pump looking thing with leather seals in it similar to what is on the old gasoline burner camping stoves or gasoline soldering irons but bigger..

Offline tmsnyder

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Re: 166 Air Compressor for the water tank?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 08:20 AM »
That's a good idea for these old ones with the pressurized tanks, no battery to go bad!

 

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