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Old 11-02-2011, 12:13 PM   #99
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Sorry you have so much work to do!!!
I had a water leak that satuated part of the bedroom carpet behind washroom
wall in front of drivers side bed area.
It wasn't the toilet hose but was the water valve in the toilet.
I just replaced the toilet.

Perhaps the apparatus door wasn't closed right ,or the seal is defective causing the floor to rot out.
You might want to replace your sewer vent gaskets the're probably cracked
allowing water to come in the trailer. This was a problem point on most airstream trailers.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #100
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Rotten Floor Alumunus

I am no longer an active member. At least I don't think I am.
Just give me few years.

Walk lightly, and try to step on the cross members.
Don't hang anything on the rear bumper.
We are all here for you.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #101
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I am no longer an active member. At least I don't think I am.
Just give me few years.

Walk lightly, and try to step on the cross members.
Don't hang anything on the rear bumper.
We are all here for you.
EXACTLY!
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #102
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I'm a distant active member but not for floor issues per-se -- mine are wall issues! Of course mine are NOT on an Airstream but an '85 class C Lazy Daze. Not only has it had water leaks in a few choice places but some local termites also setup home at some point and started chowing down on a few wall studs (which of course on these models are -- umm.. wood!).. I'm currently removing & replacing ALL windows (LD's use Hehr windows -- same as AS albeit different models) with brand new "D" gaskets (to replace the old dated butyl rubber stuff that needs servicing every 5 years) to keep the water out.. Of course when you remove the windows you get to see what's hiding beneath.

In our case we've 3 windows that needed new wood to re-create the required sandwich to allow the windows to seal properly and to be water tight. It's definitely a work in progress.. If you wish to see what I'm doing feel free to checkout the blog with photos.. I still enjoy watching what you all are doing as most of it is more involved than what I've done so far -- although a few stud that need replacement are in my near term future.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:31 PM   #103
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It Sounds Like You Have the "Right Stuff"...

to join our select organization. We hope you find your Airstream and rescue it from the PO soon, before its floor gets any worse from the lack of your attention.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:10 AM   #104
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What does/did a thorough inspection of the removed toilet reveal? I saw a plastic fatigue crack in a hideen place on the one I threw away...
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Thanks I have been way to close to the fitting with my face and a good magnifying glass. (it is actually fairly clean in there and no smell.) It looks like all is good there. If I can figure out how to replace the floor with out having to remove the flange from the tank I will be happy. It looks like the leak was coming from the vent on the roof,. once I removed the medicine cabinet I could see where the water had left marks down the wall. Any suggestions on how to re-floor the bathroom will be appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:17 AM   #105
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I am no longer an active member. At least I don't think I am.
Just give me few years.

Walk lightly, and try to step on the cross members.
Don't hang anything on the rear bumper.
We are all here for you.
Making some progress, currently the cross members are the only options for walking. Most of the outriggers look good, I think there is one that needs to be replaced. Not as bad as I had feared.

I am thinking that the winter is not the time I should have started this project. It is getting harder to get home after work and still have 15 min of daylight to work. But we must continue so we can go camping as soon as spring begins to pop.

Thanks to all for their support, especially to HiHoAGRV for starting this thread.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #106
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Making some progress, ...I am thinking that the winter is not the time I should have started this project. It is getting harder to get home after work and still have 15 min of daylight to work. But we must continue so we can go camping as soon as spring begins to pop...
Perhaps it will help you if I point out that the bulk of my work was also done during the short days. Most of it can be done with interior lighting. I make a master list of things that can be done in the small amount of time after work/in the dark as well as a list of things that require daylight/long days. This helps prioritize things and also lets me keep thing moving by jumping on a small task when I don't have time for a big one.

This type of list has become VERY important in keeping this project moving forward...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:41 PM   #107
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Perhaps it will help you if I point out that the bulk of my work was also done during the short days. Most of it can be done with interior lighting. I make a master list of things that can be done in the small amount of time after work/in the dark as well as a list of things that require daylight/long days. This helps prioritize things and also lets me keep thing moving by jumping on a small task when I don't have time for a big one.

This type of list has become VERY important in keeping this project moving forward...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
Great advice! Lets see if I can follow it....
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:09 PM   #108
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Perhaps it will help you if I point out that the bulk of my work was also done during the short days. Most of it can be done with interior lighting. I make a master list of things that can be done in the small amount of time after work/in the dark as well as a list of things that require daylight/long days. This helps prioritize things and also lets me keep thing moving by jumping on a small task when I don't have time for a big one.

This type of list has become VERY important in keeping this project moving forward...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
Yes, I'll second that notion. I only get an average of one equivalent day of daylight per week now to work on the trailer, but with careful planning I can get the minimum tasks done then (like polishing installation spots, bucking rivets, etc.) The rest is done after work, 2-3 hours every other day. Some cheap utility lights are a great investment, if you don't already have a bunch. I use 2 hanging and 1 floor light, and the side benefit is it heats up the trailer pretty quick too.

Good luck!!!
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I actually have 4 catagories for this project...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html

Cheap daytime, cheap night (for activities where I don't have to buy stuff)

Buy daytime, buy night...

I try REALLY hard to not do the night time stuff during the day...

It turns the project into a giant check list.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #110
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My 1993 Airstream Classic 34' had those issues !! I replaced the first few feet ,across the front section.
I'm going to have to go back further. I have floor rot at both sofa arm rest sections. I know what your going through.
This time I will be removing the a/c inverter to completely replace the further back section.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #111
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Does anyone know of a template or drawing for a 67 sovreign rear bath frame support. Most of the rear frame under the bathroom is gone. I rigged a temorary fix to tow the newly purchased trailer home but need to know what metals thickness and design were originally used so I can duplicate it rather than guessing. Thanks John in South Carolina.
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