1971 Alumacoach

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by sengel, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. sengel

    sengel New Member

    I'm looking for anyone who knows anything about Alumacoach. We just purchased a 1971, 21Ft Centennial and have no owners manual or any other documentation. Any advice ( besides "why did you buy it ") would be truely appreciated. I do know that it was built in B.C. Canada and that it resembles an Airstream.
  2. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

  3. sengel

    sengel New Member

    Re: 1971 Alumacoach

    Thank you Kirk for the info. Yeah that's about all the information that I've been able to track down. We have a lot of work to do on our Alumacoach too, but it seems to be in better shape then the one that was purchased in 2006. This is the first trailer that we have purchased and not knowing a darn thing about them even complicates the process more. We have no manufactures manuals what so ever. We have what seems to be a problem the inverter, we can't get one of the breakers to set. Also we can't figure out how to drain the gray water. It seems the water from the toilet is in a different holding tank.....but I'm not sure. Unfortunately we did not do any research before purchasing. It still is cute and my girl just had to have it.

    We will be posting pictures soon. Nice to meet you Kirk and good travelin to you also!

    Scott Engel
  4. 72Alumacoach

    72Alumacoach New Member

    RE: 1971 Alumacoach

    Hi Scott,

    We own a 16ft 1972 Alumacoach. Unfortunately we also don't have the owners manual or a grey/black holding tank so we aren't much help but I wanted to drop you a note to let you know you aren't alone. Oddly enough we have the manual for the 8 track, the stove/oven/heater, hot water tank, etc but no manual for the actual unit. We also had converter issues (and a wiring mess!) so we have removed the converter and are starting new. Not sure about the layout for your Alumacoach but we needed to dismantle the entire kitchen cabinet just to get to the converter because there was no access panel.

    Anyway, from what little we have discovered about Alumacoach, there aren't many of them out there so you have a very rare RV in your possession. We find the Airstream forum is a good source of info because the trailer is very similar to the old Airstreams including the use of many Bargman parts. Enjoy!


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