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Old 12-08-2014, 07:53 PM   #71
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I usually determine "time to step back" by the number of times small hand tools go flying from frustration. 😄


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Old 12-09-2014, 01:43 AM   #72
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:58 AM   #73
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Your doggie has a very cute face! Nothing better to make us feel good.

I made my bath remodel plans on a piece of paper, a ruler, used 1/4" per foot scale, and started fitting in the vanity, closet, shower, toilet all to scale. I actually drew the outline of the rear floor space on a sheet of paper, and then made copies of that so I could more quickly create variations of my layout. I fussed a long time about the height of the vanity. My rear window is about 29" off the floor. That's pretty low for a vanity counter top. My 86 has a more normal 31" vanity height. I went with the 29" height as I really didn't have a good alternative. The story is Wally liked a big rear window so you could see through the trailer in your rear view mirror. But I think it's silly to have a big window in a bathroom.

I kinda wish I had forgone the shower stall. It takes a lot of room, but it's still too small. Our trailers are small, and sometimes we try to cram too much into them. I think comfortable seating and comfortable sleeping are the top priority.

The planning stage is one of the most fun aspects of the project. Creative. Just make sure you build a special place for your doggie in your new Globetrotter.

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Old 12-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #74
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What's the least disruptive way to remove this toilet. I have all rivetsClick image for larger version

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Old 12-12-2014, 06:54 PM   #75
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Toilets are usually mounted on a sealing ring mounted to the floor. There are two "T" bolts that are trapped in the sealing ring and pass through holes in the toilet base. Take a look at the toilet in your home and see the two bolts. Then see the photo of the toilet sealing ring I installed. in my Trade Wind over the black tank.

The potty in the picture looks different. It looks like a decorative "skirt" around the pedestal that might be concealing the mounting bolts. I almost want to take my screwdriver and pry or twist in the crack of that skirt and see if the plastic would separate.

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:12 PM   #76
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I finally got that figured out thanks to you
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:41 PM   #77
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Comitted the purist sin, cracked fiberglass. Soooo I took a Sawzall to the rest. Amateur Hour I know. Sigh I was disappointed. It was fun though. Click image for larger version

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Managed to get the hot water tank, toilet, some copper out and the sink. For the life of me I can't disconnect from under the trailer the drains. Stuck stuck stuck

Grey water only had water.

Found my first petrified animal jammed in the pipe to the outside under the hot water tank.

The floor is bad. This is no surprise.

I video taped the whole underside and the rivets. Took pictures as well.
Removed two of my window frames. Some are painted.

Set up a sawhorse table for them. All of my Hehr supplies arrived today.

I'll be asking for details on how to remove the outside Rivets shortly. Will post photos or links to a site to review.

Gemma is so over this. But she loves running in the shop and on the property.

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Old 12-13-2014, 02:59 PM   #78
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Still recovering from committing purist sin. Started removing panels. What is this black stuff? Click image for larger version

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Old 12-13-2014, 05:03 PM   #79
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'65 GT 20' my winter project

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The blue tape I write on and take photos or for removal of panels.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:52 PM   #80
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The black stuff is adhesive used to stick the insulation into the skin--probably tar.

The heater hole, if it is for a 6 gallon Atwood is actually a little short in height for a Precision Temp 550 instant HW heater. We love ours, and it fit in with little trimming, and the side flanges cover the rest of the hole. It can be ordered with a shiny aluminum door which really looks nice.

Silicon is tedious to remove mechanically and should no ever be used on aluminum. The acetic acid released when it cures corroded aluminum. All you can do is pick, scrape and cuss it off. Try not to launch too many hand tools 😄


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Old 12-13-2014, 05:54 PM   #81
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Oh, missed that. If the sealant has been painted over, and the paint is sticking well, it's NOT silicone. Paint won't stick to it. It's still tedious to remove...


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Ugh. Tedious to the max with some corrosion under. Sigh.


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Old 12-13-2014, 06:47 PM   #84
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Your doggie does not look happy being a reindeer! But cute and amusing for us people. Your dog will find a way to get even, like chew your phone up.

I didn't shed many tears over the loss of my fiberglass bathroom pieces. I wasn't planning on a "restoration", I just wanted a functional bathroom. The shower was the hardest thing to fabricate, and I now wish I had given that more thought. Most campgrounds have a bath house. My trailer is small and the extra room consumed by the shower stall could have been better used. I don't plan on a boondocking trip across Africa.

Wait until you drop your belly pan. I think you will see access to your drain connection. I'll bet it just dumps into the drain manifold "downstream" of the black tank. Way back then, folks just dumped their gray water on the ground. The roof vent pipes you will need. The drain pipes you will re-plumb. There is nothing very valuable about 1 1/2 diameter ABS plastic pipe. Saws-All time!

The black stuff may be seam sealant Airstream used in a futile attempt to stop seam leaks. See if it doesn't follow exterior seams.

Silicone sealant on my trailer was picked off a little at a time. Maddening and time consuming. Some trailers have it worse than mine, but I sure got the taste of the removal process. The pictures show 30 minutes of pick'in and grin'in.

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