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Old 06-03-2005, 11:09 AM   #15
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Thanks Firefly.
I understand it's hard to give advice without all the info. I will post again when we start ripping out the tub ( if I can talk my husband into it).

We are taking a quick trip (without running water) to Deception Pass this weekend. I hope to take some pictures of Rosie on her maiden voyage, at least her maiden voyage with me.
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:20 AM   #16
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Oh, I wish I knew more about that era. One thing we learned, removing the tubs from these trailers is really difficult--tubs are frequently glued down and it's hard to avoid damaging them. We survived our tub removal ordeal, but it was the toughest thing we removed from our trailer.

However, you probably can access your tub's drainage from underneath. There probably is an access panel in the belly pan--remove the rivets and you'll be able to work on the drain. If there is no access panel, you may need to detatch the belly pan, if the problem is drainage. So long as the belly pan isn't structural (if you have a grey tank, it isn't), this isn't too tough.

If the problem is the showerhead, the plumbing for that is usually in a nearby cabinet, though I have no idea where it would be situated on your model.

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:32 PM   #17
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Anna,


Deception Pass!! I used to camp there with my youth group. What fond memories I have of those times.

Taking out a tub isnít all that bad and worth something when you think about the money you save in paying someone to do the work (if you could find somebody to do that on a trailer).

One of the best things about is that you learn that trailers arenít the mystery they seem to be when you take it all in.


I took the opportunity to change out our shower valve while I was at it. My wife picked out the unit she liked best and in it went. We got a new shower sprayer and hose, etc. Weíll have a nice setup when we are all done.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:41 PM   #18
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Deception Pass, what a great vista ...

Had to post this (yes I know the thread is about leaks) since the discussion came to the pass.

Pix taken 14 June 2004. What a great vista! What a great trip
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:48 PM   #19
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Anna,

I took the tub out in our AS while my husband was at work. It was a matter of taking out a panel wall and taking all the rivets out that attached it to the sink area and side wall. I was fortunate that our tub wasn't glued down. All our bathroom plumbing is located at the back access panel. So that's not an issue. I'm not going to say it was the easiest of jobs, but you can do it. We had to replace our tub, so we really didin't have much of a choice. I think I scared my husband though. One day he has a complete As and within three days I had it pretty much gutted. We are putting it back together pretty quickly though. We work on it pretty much every day.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:51 PM   #20
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Oh, I wish I knew more about that era....
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Mary,
Be careful what you wish for.... I would be more than happy to drag my project up to your place and let you have your fun...as long as you put it back together when you are done

BTW AFTER I get the front end put back together the rear bath removal is coming up hard and fast.

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Old 06-04-2005, 05:40 AM   #21
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ROTFLOL!

Well, at least it's saying something that you think you can drag your project all the way to Vienna! I don't think ours could even make it out of the driveway at this point. It does sound like removing the tub is much easier, thank goodness. However, you know these things--I'm sure something that's been remarkably easy for me may end up becoming your next epic adventure!

Up early, ready to go to the lumber yard, boat store and Harbor Freight. If you are still in the area, maybe you'll be there, too!

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Hi Mary,
Actually I am back down in Richmond now until at least August, I hope to be able to bring the AS back with me in a couple of weeks so I can at least work on some of the small stuff in the evenings. I haven't been very good about taking pictures of my progress...or the lack of...but Buttercup's pictures are very similar as to what mine would/should look like. I am just glad they did theirs first

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Glued down?!?

That would be horrible! Our tub was not glued to anything except the vent pipe.
Our tub sat on a platform that only sitting on the floor. It was not even fastened down. All in all it was fairly easy to remove it. Lets hope that it goes back in as easy!!!
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:55 AM   #24
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Hi all,

I have question. When I run my water pump in my 75 TW I have a steady flow that comes out of where the water hose connects if I had hook-up. What needs to be replace? I am at a loss. My pump is forced to kick on every few moments as the leak continues. It is a pain to have to keep turning the pump off and on. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/remedies. Bob
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I have question. When I run my water pump in my 75 TW I have a steady flow that comes out of where the water hose connects if I had hook-up. What needs to be replace? I am at a loss. My pump is forced to kick on every few moments as the leak continues. It is a pain to have to keep turning the pump off and on. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/remedies. Bob
The pressure regulator that limits the pressure from the city connection is also a 1-way valve. Some years may have had a different backflow preventer, but to the best of my knowledge, the regulator serves both purposes. On my '73, it is under the bathroom sink, and too the right, toward the streetside corner. very difficult to access, and for that reason, the quick/simple/cheap repair is to get a threaded plug for the city water hookup. costs a buck or 2 at any RV supply store. keeps bugs and crud out of your city inlet...but can also be used to make a water-tight seal.
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