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Old 04-22-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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As you can see, I have a replacement that needs to happen. I don't know what the unit is called, but it is where I pour the drinkable water so it reaches my water storage tank. The plastic gave up and I've found replacements on-line but they are different and I would rather have a match. My fiberglass is an 82 Burro. Has anyone seen a match?
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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I've found a couple of old parts using this list:

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On the other hand, you're trying to replace a 32 year old part with another 32 year old part. Think the replacement part hasn't been hit with a lot of UV over the years? I'd go for a modern part made of modern plastics that contain UV inhibitors. Sometimes ya just gotta be pragmatic unless you're focused on a concours de elegance..........

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A new one would likely allow you to use a hose to fill it.
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It looks to me like all you need is a fresh bit of duct tape

Seriously, remove the old one, measure the diameter of the cut out & the diameter of the hose it attaches to, and then buy a nice new one to replace it.

The screws appear to be rust free. Must be stainless steel! You could probably reuse them.If you don't reuse them, let me know. That stuff is approaching the value of silver.
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Charlie, Glenn, Steve and Janna, Thank you all. I knew I could count on the fiber folks to give me good advice once again. I think I will go with the new, as charming as I do find the old part. My fantasy was an unopened part hidden away in someone's closet .... I seem to have that unfulfilled fantasy often as I repair my old Burro.
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Here's my solution. A round inlet fitted to a square hole. Raz
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Very nice and neat Raz. I do hope to find a replacement that will work without new holes. I live in fear of leaks.
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I would update it with one with a locking door as pictured below or one like Raz has pictured - can't tell you how many times even though the original has been replace on mine it has popped opened on its own. If you do a google search using the words RV Gravity feed water hatch you will come up with lots of different types.
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I would update it with one with a locking door as pictured below or one like Raz has pictured - can't tell you how many times even though the original has been replace on mine it has popped opened on its own. If you do a google search using the words RV Gravity feed water hatch you will come up with lots of different types.
Ha ha. That's why I had a square hole. We got tired of needing a key to fill the water tank.
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I would update it with one with a locking door as pictured below or one like Raz has pictured - can't tell you how many times even though the original has been replace on mine it has popped opened on its own. If you do a google search using the words RV Gravity feed water hatch you will come up with lots of different types.

That's what I did.

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Mine is installed sideways due to clearance reasons inside. Normally it would be installed with the hinge down.
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[QUOTE=Jared J;454221

Mine is installed sideways due to clearance reasons inside. Normally it would be installed with the hinge down.[/QUOTE]

Jared was the clearance issue the lip of the rear hatch by chance?
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It interfered with the seat support, and needs to be at least that high to fill the tank.

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