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Old 08-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hey ladies and gents,
The plumbing for the water pump I had installed just blows water out of the fill line, the cobbled plumbing keeps blowing loose under 40 psi and my toilet is leaking black water onto my floor. That being said I am going to re plumb the whole thing. I have a rear bath 77 ambassador with the moulded fiberglass washroom. I would like to reH locate my bed to the rear. Any ideas on a mid bath floor plan and plumbing?

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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I'm not being funny or glib here, but you might honestly be better off finding a center-bath trailer for sale if that's what you want.

Unless you were pretty much planning for a total rebuild, moving the bath is a tremendous amount of work, since you have to move the black tank and possibly the gray, reroute/relocate plumbing and venting, possibly move things like the water heater, etc.


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Old 08-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Just took a quick look at the floor plans for the '77s. In all cases the bath was aft of the kitchen. It appears that the toilet was located in the shower stall with a separate sink aft of the shower.
I don't know if the black tank is located on the floor under the toilet as it is in my '72. If that's the current configuration, then, if you don't change the whole set-up, the dump valve would be over the wheels. An unworkable situation.
The change you're considering will be a major undertaking. Not only will you have to change a considerable amount of plumbing, but, after you pull out the rear bath you will have to repair or replace the skins behind the old bath fixtures. They will be full of holes from the old plumbing. Probably find a punky floor if the toilet's been leaking long.
I would have to agree with DKB SATX if you're intent on having a center bath unit. Redoing the the water lines will be a significantly better option then a complete rebuild.

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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I am in the middle of a total rebuild. Frame up. No choice. It is either that or cut my losses on the money I have in it. Additionally I am full timing it. I am trying to get all my ducks in a row so that when the subfloor comes out a second time I can go to town with a down to the minute plan.
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