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Old 11-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Photos of your rear bath.

Hey all,


I have a 1969 rear bath Ambassador. Small fire in the bathroom wiped out most of the plastic. The only thing we can reuse is the tub. So far the plan is to keep the tub on the street side, sink under the window and the toilet in the street side. The hot water heater will also remain on the street side in the half closet. But we are willing to consider other ideas. If you have any ideas, please share. What we would really like to see is photos of other rear baths, and what folks have done.

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Kept the original layout just updated the look in our 66
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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Here our rear bathroom in our 1976 Argosy 28'
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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Thank you! Keep them coming!


I love the design of the 66, the rounded tub and sink.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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Here is my 65 overlander bath. I stole the idea of cutting off the toilet bench from another air forums member! I like the space gain , but rerouting the plumbing was a PITA!
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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Sorry , here are pics!

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Old 11-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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We gutted the entire bathroom in our '71 Tradewind. We installed a composting toilet and fabricated a vanity and shower pan from plywood. The shower pan and its bulkhead are coated with fiberglass and epoxy.

Since this picture, we have added wood in the lower half of the shower. I'll post a pic when I can find one.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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We gutted the entire bathroom in our '71 Tradewind. We installed a composting toilet and fabricated a vanity and shower pan from plywood. The shower pan and its bulkhead are coated with fiberglass and epoxy.
That looks cool, any chance do you have a photo of the shower? To build the shower walls did you just glue the glass cloth onto the side walls and the add layers of fiber resin?
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
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That looks cool, any chance do you have a photo of the shower? To build the shower walls did you just glue the glass cloth onto the side walls and the add layers of fiber resin?
For the bulkhead, the flat wall between the shower and the rest of the trailer, we replaced the original laminate wall with 1/4" birch ply. We varathaned the trailer side and did fibeglass and clear epoxy on the shower side. The upper curved part of the shower wall we just left as it was with the textured interior coating in place, painted with krylon spray paint.

I built the shower pan out of two layers of 1/8" lauan epoxied together. The outer layer is about 1/2" higher than the inner layer, making a lip around the edge. For the lower part of the shower, I made a paper pattern, then a lauan pattern, then cut a piece of 1/8" birch ply to fit the curve exactly.

The birch wall cover stays curved in place because it is wedged between the bulkhead and the short wall that separates the shower from the sink. It overlaps the lip at the top of the shower pan, so that the water stays inside. We have a (still not entirely satisfactory) waterproof tape between the top of the bulkhead and the front side of the shower pan.

I'm still looking for a picture. I'll either find one or take a new one by this evening.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:12 AM   #10
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Here is a picture with the 1/8" birch lower wall piece in place. It is covered with fiberglass and epoxy and serves to keep water from getting behind the shower pan. The picture looks a bit distorted by the wide angle lens. The wall goes up about 24" up from the top of the shower pan.

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Here's a few pictures of our rear bath in our 1966 Ambassador. The "toilet" has been removed so you only see a hole where the rim of the toilet pokes through. At least I think that's how it went - we only got the Ambassador 2 days ago and the toilet was on the ground outside of the unit (which is now in the back of my truck).

BTW - as far as I am concerned, the tub/shower/sink/toilet fiberglass/plastic unit is the coolest part of the trailer!
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:55 PM   #12
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I love that bath lazy out.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:31 AM   #13
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:33 AM   #14
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Airstream's creation of fiberglass bathroom parts created efficient and novel spaces. The "window seat" toilet console was particularly novel. I think people wanted bathtubs back then, but bathtubs take a lot of room.

I didn't like the heavy ceramic toilet mounted to a small black tank at the very rear of the trailer. My rear floor was totally rotted out, the galvanized metal tank pan rusted out, the copper water lines shot and the fiberglass badly stained. I was about ready to have the toilet fall out of the back of the trailer!

I moved the toilet forward one frame bay so the waste tank was closer to the axles and better supported. I put a new gray water waste tank forward of the black tank. And I installed a small shower pan in place of the bathtub. The sink is below the rear window, and the wardrobe closet is behind the toilet. I placed a new 6 gallon water heater street side under the bed. The new converter is where the old water heater was, and the battery is still at the rear of the trailer.

I don't have the space efficiency of the original Airstream design, but I now have a solid floor and functioning waste water tanks.

It's a huge and expensive project, but my trailer needed the work. And I still have more work to do! I'm making sliding vanity doors for a shallow storage area under the sink.

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