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Old 03-24-2013, 06:26 AM   #15
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Looking forward to starting many of the same projects you mentioned. I need to get the Airstream home first! The Airstream is 3 hours and 15 minutes away (at highway speeds). Looking at winter Storm Virgil might change plans for picking it up this Thursday!


This looks like a cool project someone put up on Pinterest, if I become a rivet master remolding mine, I might build one too.

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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Yes, we are lucky to have such wonderful weather here in Central California. It's supposed to only be 68 degrees today so I get to tackle the bathroom today. I would have done it last weekend but the husband was too sick to show me how to rivet correctly.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #17
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Welcome to the forum! THere's tons of great info here to help you along the way! Post more pics!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
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Thanks for the welcome!

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:13 PM   #19
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So, the bathroom is scary! Spencer is 6'3". I have no idea how anyone thought any of this was a good idea. I'm guessing the nasty brown is glue left over from the spray to attach the walls originally.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #20
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I picked up some water proof sheeting from Lowes today and I plan on trying to sheet as much as possible until we rip out the bathroom completely. Decided after reading the forum to go with the Homax Toughtile epoxy paint. Figured while I'm painting, might as well do the whole thing. We are painting the walls with Valspar Metalic Paint in Rose Copper. After making the mistake of taking off the ugly curtains to wash them and NOT marking where they went back, we picked a new curtain color that fits US.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:56 AM   #21
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Yeah, these 70's bathrooms don't fit the big guys too well. My husband, John is 6'4''. We try to camp at places that have shower facilities. We have a center bath model, just a shower, no tub. The shower door opening is only about 16 inches wide.

I told John that in a pinch, he could just stand there and turn around while I wash him like the dog.

He said 'no'.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:03 AM   #22
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We have a 69 caravel and our bathroom is so small u have to sit on the toilet seat to shower! On another note, I am very curious about your paint color! It sounds cool, will you post a pic after it is up?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #23
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Wow, thought for a second I was looking at the bath in my trailer. Dont know what the PO was thinking when they put down a wood floor in a bathroom. I found quite a bit of rot underneath that parquet with only a little bit of discoloration on the top. Water could leak down around the toilet and can also get underneath if it comes down between the walls from the roof or window. In my case the rot was only for the last 4 feet so that is what is being replaced. As others have mentioned, that bath is not for anybody that is of normal proportions. Hopefully I will be installing the new shower and sink/counter in the next month or so, that may help you if you have damage back there as well. I'm documenting it all as I go with many pix, that should help when I have to put it all back together. Look at the blog link if you havent already.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #24
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Bob, I thought the same thing when I saw your trailer! The floors made me do a double take. Never thought so many people would be that crazy to put down wood in a bathroom, let alone carpet! I've been trying to read and research a lot on here before I dove in head first. Since the "cabinets" have no shelves, at least I can see a lot of the floor before I pull up the parquet.
Cara, I never thought of that! Spencer would never let me do that either LOL! But what are they to do when they drop the soap? They wouldn't even be able to pick it up.
The funniest part is how low the toilet is. The PO was potty training their kids so they set it low. That was 12 years ago and they never changed it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #25
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But what are they to do when they drop the soap?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #26
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I am 6'6" and duck the vent covers and tilt anywhere other than direct center of the walkway. I have more clearance in the airstream than most basements I have been in. I usually clip my head in assorted parts of my own basement so I naturally duck when clearance looks low.

Anyway: Beats the hell out of tent! I want to turn the back bathroom into a sleeping quarters and move the sink and toilet. My wife thinks the shower will be awesome (she just got her eyes checked). I think when we get everything cleaned up, she will see the tub shower is there to say you have a shower/tub. Not for use by actual adults.

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:52 AM   #27
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Towed the Airstream 200 miles home, the brakes stuck a little the first 20 thirty miles but got home safe and sound. I found some unique trophies, flags, berets, trinkets from Airstream rallies. Big clean out today will post pictures later.

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #28
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Made some progress last weekend. Did my first ever riveting! Someone should have mentioned that this is not a job for small hands. The bathroom mirror cabinet was hanging so we riveted that first. Husband sure made it look easy! It was very satisfying getting the mirror back where it belonged. Click image for larger version

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I was feeling confident in fixing the tub and getting it ready for paint.
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Got all the way over done caulk pulled along with the duct tape. Goof Off is my all time hero on some of the junk I've had to clean off in this bathroom. The tub really needed to be riveted back to the wall and the seams fixed to make them more water resistant. While the rivet gun claimed two of my fingers, I still won. Glad I had no near by neighbors to hear my choice words.
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After getting that part done and prepping it for paint this next weekend, I went to work on prepping the front half of the trailer for paint.
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Can't wait till Sunday to start painting.
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