tall b190 owner

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tallakguy
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B190 Year: 1996

tall b190 owner

Post by tallakguy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 am

great site that I'm sure will come in handy. recently bought a 96 after having looked at many newer Sprinter Van's. I decided to go vintage with this b190 cause its.low mileage and solid drivetrain.
I certainly question Airstream designers on a few things, primarily the shower and toilet. what a joke! I am 6'6" tall and am in the process of yanking it all out for cargo space for useful items like a bike or inflatable kayak.
figuring out the plumbing as grey water will stay and trying to access shower hot/cold supply lines from refrigerator side. eventually will rebuild "bathroom" into cargo space
cheers

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skater
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B190 Year: 1991
WBCCI: 13270
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: tall b190 owner

Post by skater » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Welcome! Were they still using the gray plastic (polybutelene) pipe in '96?
1991 Airstream B190 - bought, 2005; sold, 2011; bought 2017
1995 Airstream Excella 30' trailer

WBCCI #13270, Washington, DC Unit

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Julief8
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B190 Year: 1997
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Re: tall b190 owner

Post by Julief8 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:37 pm

My early 97 with the new bathroom configuation on a 96 Van has the gray plastic pipes.

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Re: tall b190 owner

Post by tallakguy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:40 pm

yes they were. 96 has the gray pex plumbing. where can I make sense of this plumbing? toilet gone, shower gone but keeping kitchen water...can't figure out plumbing

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skater
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B190 Year: 1991
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Re: tall b190 owner

Post by skater » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:32 pm

tallakguy wrote:yes they were. 96 has the gray pex plumbing. where can I make sense of this plumbing? toilet gone, shower gone but keeping kitchen water...can't figure out plumbing
I have a hand-sketched drawing of mine, but it’s a ‘91 so it won’t match yours. But it’s pretty simple. Line from the tank to the pump. The pump and city water inlet both have check valves, so it’s basically a standard plumbing system at that point.
1991 Airstream B190 - bought, 2005; sold, 2011; bought 2017
1995 Airstream Excella 30' trailer

WBCCI #13270, Washington, DC Unit

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