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Old 08-27-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Does this sag make my rear end look big (separated)? ;)

Hey guys -

I'm a newb through and through. The boyfriend and I have taken on a '72 Overlander project. I'm thinking we're sag/seperation free - doesn't seem to move when I stand on the bumper, though we did have some floor rot in the bathroom (I think that the windows were leaking though because there was also some major mildew issues running down the walls and in the insulation around the windows, and thats where the majority of the floor rot is - underneath where the windows were)

Can ya check out my rear and tell me how it looks?



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Old 08-28-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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That made me laugh! I see only some rust and culking issues and would not spend a dime based on those photos on rear end seperation. My buddy had drug his Airstream at least 5000 miles with minor seperation that nobody can notice but him and still tows like an arrow. There does come a point however when it needs addressed.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #3
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Separation Anxiety

I completely "redid" a 72 Overlander, and my rear end looked just like yours, although, I would venture to say, probably not as nice. All puns and innuendos intended.

However... until I dropped the belly skin, I didn't notice that my black water tank was about to drop out and release brown trout on to the highway. The entire cross members were rusted away, as was the support for the rear of the trailer just forward of the bumper compartment.

If you like, you can check out what I did at the following site.... I called it "Separation Anxiety". Don't assume that everything is OK down there.

In addition, I pulled the lower plywood panel that supports the fresh water tank only to find that there had been a leak in there for who knows how many years, and the frame was rusted through there as well. There is no way to have seen that without removing the "dreaded belly skin."

"Doing the Frame Work"

Good luck. Check out the underside of your trailer. Be safe!
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #4
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:)

Thanks guys!! I was pretty sure it looked okay, but wanted to check with others to make sure. We actually cut out a chunk of the floor (curious kittens we were) to get to the black water and fresh water tanks - our fresh water tank wasn't leaking but we did notice that some of the hose connections were a little on the weak side, so we fixed them up when we replaced all the plumbing. (We went with pex to replace the gross stuff that was in there) The black water tank was actually in perfect shape, and thankfully the last people to use it must have flushed it clean the right way because it was empty and stink free.
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BTW...You've got a good start on a nice trailer....ENJOY!!!

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I completely "redid" a 72 Overlander, and my rear end looked just like yours, although, I would venture to say, probably not as nice. All puns and innuendos intended.

However... until I dropped the belly skin, I didn't notice that my black water tank was about to drop out and release brown trout on to the highway. The entire cross members were rusted away, as was the support for the rear of the trailer just forward of the bumper compartment.

If you like, you can check out what I did at the following site.... I called it "Separation Anxiety". Don't assume that everything is OK down there.

In addition, I pulled the lower plywood panel that supports the fresh water tank only to find that there had been a leak in there for who knows how many years, and the frame was rusted through there as well. There is no way to have seen that without removing the "dreaded belly skin."

"Doing the Frame Work"

Good luck. Check out the underside of your trailer. Be safe!
Bathroom looks great,

I also have a 1972 27' rear bath, little bit of rear floor rot, and rusted black water support. I am taking trailer to Jackson center to have a new AC put on and going to have them look at the rear end.

What product did you use to paint bathroom tub and sink?
Did you paint it in place or disasseble?
How has it held up

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Old 08-30-2011, 05:51 AM   #7
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Bathroom looks great,

I also have a 1972 27' rear bath, little bit of rear floor rot, and rusted black water support. I am taking trailer to Jackson center to have a new AC put on and going to have them look at the rear end.

What product did you use to paint bathroom tub and sink?
Did you paint it in place or disasseble?
How has it held up

Steve
I used a 2 part epoxy product that I purchased at one of the big box home centers. It was a total PIA to work with, but the results were pretty good. I have since sold the trailer and am in the process of redoing another one. In the 4-5 years that I used the trailer with the completed bath, it held up very well. I even lived in the trailer for 2 years, so it was used way more than the average part time RVer would use it. I did the entire process in place. I only pulled the aluminum trim off and reattached it afterwards. I believe they now have some high quality spray paints for plastics that would be easier to use.
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