Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
my3sonsdad's Avatar
1975 Argosy 26
McLean , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 158
'73 TW Wet Bath Floor issues

I looked at a 73 Tradewind with a wet bath. As soon as I walked in i felt the floor flex substantially (was worked I'd crack the material) so I assumed the floor underneath was seriously compromised. I went outside and checked for separation by standing up/down on the rear end (I'm 270 lbs so this was a good test). While I'm not an expert on this test, I didn't detect any give in the shell it was moving with the rear frame with maybe a very slight give.

The question is: the wet bath was relatively small - does it make the floor repair/replacement any easier or will I end up having to remove the rear cabinets/slide out gaucho in addition to the wetbath to make the repairs.

my3sonsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Tom Nugler's Avatar

1972 25' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
McHenry County , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,103
Images: 5
My í72 has the same condition. The rear end and frame is solid as well.
I had water leaks and the floor would be damp after a good rain. Iíve repaired all the water leaks but the damage has been done.
With everything sitting on top of the shower pan it looks like it will be a major project to remove everything to inspect the floor. Iíve contemplated dropping the belly pan and seeing if I can assess the damage from below.
Got outer things to do higher on the list.

Good luck,
AirForums # 2806
WBCCI / VAC # 6411

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

Avid supporter of trailing edge technology.
Tom Nugler is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding a wet bath ? aircooled4 Sinks, Showers & Toilets 0 01-27-2012 12:42 PM
Did '73 TW have a wet bath? my3sonsdad 1970-79 Tradewind 1 07-01-2011 12:25 PM
Relocate bath GaCamper Sinks, Showers & Toilets 4 05-14-2011 04:56 PM
Wet bath to shower? osolow Sinks, Showers & Toilets 6 03-24-2011 10:25 AM
Bath Sink w/gooseneck and shower stub source CtRobert Sinks, Showers & Toilets 0 03-04-2011 08:04 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.