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Old 04-02-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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66 Bathroom Remodel

I have been restoring our 66 Tradewind we bought in the October 2013. I have gutted the bathroom because the shower, sink, toilet fiberglass unit had been seriously modified and had several cracks. The black water tank will have to be replaced also as it is cracked.

The overall plan is to place the new shower in the same area with the sink on the other side of the bathroom and the toilet somewhere in the middle. I will use a macerating toilet that can pump to a tank so the space where the black water tank was will house a grey water tank and the black water tank will probably go on top of the floor under the sink cabinet.

Now that I have taken the old unit out I would like to know if anyone has removed the tub and how you would build a new shower.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:14 PM   #2
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I opted to have mine refinished at an auto body shop. I'm anxious to see what you come up with, personally I like the 67 layout! Here's what mine looks like now....Click image for larger version

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Old 04-02-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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Cochese, that looks great! When I got my tub out I found some slight floor rot. I'm trying a product by The Rot Doctor called CPES. Supposed to soak clear through the wood and make it like new. We'll see.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #4
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About 2.5' of my floor was rotted, that's partial why I removed all of the bath


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Old 04-03-2015, 11:56 AM   #5
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If you're going to repair the shower, you might look to epoxyproducts.com for the goods. I've used their Basic No-Blush for years, always worked well.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:31 PM   #6
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Hi korgen, we both have the same year and model Airstream. And we acquired them about the same time, and have the same bathroom issues.

I had significant floor rot under the toilet. So I removed the fiberglass pieces and rebuilt the bathroom. I installed a new subfloor in the bathroom and new black and gray water tanks under the subfloor, but a frame bay forwrd. I also replaced all the plumbing with PEX. One thing leads to another on these old trailers. Some call it the slippery slope.

Our Trade Winds are only 24'. The rear bath is stuck under the rear end cap "spherical" shell. Our 66 models have a folding door taking a lot of floor space in the bathroom. And there is a wardrobe back there on the street side. A lot of stuff in a small space.

Fiberglass shower pans are readily available in various sizes. I used the smallest one at 24x24. I had to run a drain line over to the gray water tank above floor. So the shower pan is 3" up off the floor to allow for the trap and drain line.

I wish I had dropped the shower stall out of my plan! It ain't worth the space. It will make a much better wardrobe than shower. Showers are over rated anyway. A dip in the lake is just as effective! Most campgrounds have a bath house.

I did convert my folding door to a pocket sliding door. That allowed space for a conventional RV toilet. And I moved the vanity to under the window. That window is also a problem. Who wants a big window in the bathroom? It will be blocked 90% of the time.

Anyway, make your plan very carefully based on your space and needs. I'll share my experiences as they may help you.

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I opted to have mine refinished at an auto body shop. I'm anxious to see what you come up with, personally I like the 67 layout! Here's what mine looks like now....Attachment 235462
Cochese, nice job on your 66 bathroom refurbish.

My shower was in nice condition. I painted the sink using epoxy paint. It turned out just ok. I wish that I would have used paint designed for plastic instead. I could have used spray paint then, and the finish would have been better than the brushed on epoxy.

I replaced the shower and sink faucets and replaced the copper plumbing lines with Pex.

I replaced the toilet with a "Curve" porta potty. This allowed me to use the black tank as the gray water tank. This setup works great for us. The porta potty is very reasonable, simple and light weight. We only pea in it.

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Old 04-06-2015, 11:27 AM   #8
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Thank you!

Thank you all for your help! It gives me a lot to think about and I'm sure I'll be back as I continue this process.
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Cochese that is a beautiful bathroom remodel
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