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Old 03-25-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hello to all,

I purchased my 1971 Tradewind from aneighbor who wanted me to have it insteadof someone else who wanted it as Lawn Art. That wasa year agowhen I was still overseas I am back now and want to restore. The wheels and brakes have been done I am looking at the bathroomandsee that the sink has a large hole in it 4 to 5 inches in diameter will I need to replace this or can I use sometype of patch. Looking forward to Airsteaming.

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Old 03-25-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't help you with your sink, but welcome to the forum and I'm sure someone here will have the awnser that you are looking for.

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Old 03-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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The sink and shelf are all formed in one piece of ABS plastic. You could patch the damage using epoxy resin compatible with ABS reinforced with fiberglass cloth - a messy and tedious process with lots of finish work to get the inside of the sink smooth. If you can remove it from the trailer it would be lots easier to do. After you have repaired it to your satisfaction, you can paint it with epoxy appliance paint. Just don't go after it with coarse cleanser later. Finding a replacement sink is going to be tuff. I think these were only used on the '71,'72' and '73 model years. Darol
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Old 03-25-2006, 06:46 PM   #4
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Another option for you, if you're not set on it being original, is you could take out the one piece sink/counter and replace it with a new solid surface counter, such as Corian, and install a new stainless sink. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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Hi Mr. Johnson welcome to the forums, You will find all sort's of good reading here for whatever you want to learn about your trailer. search the forum and you will find all kinds of idea's for your trailer, more than likely when you start to add your personal mark in your trailer, you will find that it is hard to stop.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:24 AM   #6
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Mr J,

Welcome to the forums and congratulations on the Trade Wind!. I suspect replacing the sink might be your best bet unless you are very handy with epoxy. Since you are new to the forums I will take a moment and direct your attention the search feature on the top most horizontal blue tab. You can use this feature to search all threads for key words, I recomend using the advanced feature where possible. I know the topic of damaged sinks has been adressed before and there may even be pictures posted. And on the topic of pictures by all means post some of your coach so we can all see and enjoy it

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Old 03-27-2006, 07:30 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forums. Too bad you are not in California another new member there was talking about taking out their bathroom sink. Still these parts can be found. Talk to "Balrgn" he has an Argosy that he's parting out in New Hampshire maybe the sink can be fitted. If it can be done he can do it. You can PM, (private message ) him or I bet he will just pop up on this thread.
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