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Old 04-29-2019, 05:51 AM   #1
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1968 Tradewind Shower Valve and Faucet Recommendation Needed

Has anyone replaced the shower valve and faucet on the original 1968 bathtub? I would like to use the original holes but have not found a faucet that I am convinced will work.

Also, any toilets that have been verified to fit the original nook?

Thank you.
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I have not replaced mine on my 64 but the guy before me did. I know it is not the same as your 68 but it looks like the tub faucet was modified. I am going to have to go back into it and find a way to make it look better. I am thinking an aluminum back plate to cover where he cut up the fiberglass or some kind of trim. It appears without taking it out that the faucet trim was the problem not the water intake holes.
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You should post a picture of your toilet set up.
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The original 1968 SeaLand Traveler is very rebuildable, and about the best you can find. Dometic now owns SeaLand, and sells comparable models. If you wish the originality and convenience of the 1968 “dressing seat”, the toilet cannot be higher than the tub and rearmost shelf.


If the dressing seat isn't incorporated into the bath's design, consider the LoggerHead, by SeaTurdal (I'm not giving up that joke yet).


It appears that the International trim level has different bath fixtures than LandYacht. If you haven't originals to rebuild, then a large escutcheon plate and modern valve may be the only way.


http://www.rvrepairmanual.com/manuals/Sealand.pdf
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Has anyone replaced the shower valve and faucet on the original 1968 bathtub? I would like to use the original holes but have not found a faucet that I am convinced will work.

Also, any toilets that have been verified to fit the original nook?

Thank you.
I replaced the bathtub faucet on my '67 Overlander Land Yacht with a new Alsons Handshower Mix Valve. It was a direct swap, exact fit to the tub, shower wand and original copper piping. The outward appearance is identical to the original and the valves are newest modern design without washers. I can not find the packing slip but the bar code label on the box reads 1050 BX at the top of the label and the bar code number is 80776 00507. They are Alsons Corporation located in Hillsdale Michigan 49242. Their customer service was excellent.
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Thanks for the responses. I didn't realize I hadn't attached the photo of the tub, where the original faucet would have been.

It sounds like that Alsons will work. Thanks for the tip! I am going to google those components right now and cross my fingers that they are still available.
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The original 1968 SeaLand Traveler is very rebuildable, and about the best you can find. Dometic now owns SeaLand, and sells comparable models. If you wish the originality and convenience of the 1968 “dressing seat”, the toilet cannot be higher than the tub and rearmost shelf.


If the dressing seat isn't incorporated into the bath's design, consider the LoggerHead, by SeaTurdal (I'm not giving up that joke yet).





http://www.rvrepairmanual.com/manuals/Sealand.pdf

Thanks, I have been looking at the Dometic models. I will just use the measurements on the diagram to ensure they fit.
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That’s the hole configuration. Delta now owns Alsons, so I will see if I can still get those parts.
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That'd be great if you can find original fit. It's often a game of search and wait to find just the right part.

My '68GT came with a 1967 Alsons brochure. Evidently, a touted feature is that you can bathe without getting big hair wet.

There's also a brochure showing big-hair wifey in high heels, serving a Butterball (Beatrice Foods) Turkey, on a table set with china, crystal and silver, in a 1968 Sovereign International.

There's an image of her putting on lipstick at the light-up swing-out-tip-down movie star make-up mirror in the bathroom.
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