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Old 02-02-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,

Been awhile since I have been on, lots of bad things happened in life, but nothing bad happen to my baby AS, if you can call a 31 footer a baby. Any way I would like to rip out the rear bathroom and closets and put in a double or queen bed back there, and then rip out the port side twin bed and put the bathroom there. Any one got any good ideas pro or con on this? Reasoning behind it is that the wife and I are tired of sleeping right up front on the goucho bed. The only problem I see so far is moving the water heater, it would leave a huge opening on the side.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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One issue with moving the bath will be working around the wheel well.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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I, too, am considering this since I am planning on gutting my 74 Sovereign, but I am really concerned about placing a bath over the hub. Good luck and post pics when you get started!!
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Is the black tank still in the rear? How would you get the waste plumbing from the center of the trailer to the tank without elevating the toilet and running waste pipe above the floor?
In all other threads I have read about bathroom relocation, that seems to be the biggest stumper since the toilet basically empties into the top of the tank.
Our entire bathroom sits over the wheelwells and it is an ideal use of space but our tanks are located over the axles. The cabinets go over the wheelwell and you have all the space above the wheelwell inside the cabinet for storage and plumbing. It does force you to kick the toilet out toward the center of the trailer but it can all work.
I am just curious as to how the tank/toilet connection problem can be overcome with the toilet in the center and the tank in the rear.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:47 AM   #5
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The toilet will need to be located directly above the black tank. In a RV toilet, there is not enough water flow per flush to get waste from the toilet to a remote tank. Plus, plumbing a 3” pipe to a remote tank from the bottom of the toilet would be a nightmare.

Here’s another thread about relocating a bathroom: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...oom-60522.html.

We really tried to get a bath relocation to work. It was primarily the exterior hatches and other exterior holes in Little Girl that made us decide not to pursue the relocation. Like where to put the water heater, and how to patch the hole so it doesn’t look like a patch. So the bath will stay in the rear, but instead of twin beds we’re going to have a RV Queen size bed (aka a short queen I think).

You can do it – don’t get me wrong. There is enough room over the axels for a black tank. In fact, that’s where we’ll install the new gray tank. Just plan out the new plumbing before you start to install things. What convinced us to not move everything was we built mock-ups out of cardboard for all the fixtures involved (bed, water heater, tub, toilet, vanity/sink, etc.). Then play around with the positioning of everything. If you can find a workable location for all the parts, then go for it!

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Update

I have been able to get around the toilet issue by adding a mascerator to the toilet thus reducing the pipe size to 1". I plan on leaving the water heater right where it is and covering it, gonna use that as a table top for that side of the bed. Once the necessary funds are in order I will get started, I am still in the design stage. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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This is what I plan on doing, photo from GR.Janny
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Engtech, could you try to post that pic again - didn't take the first time, and we're really interested in seeing this. Does the macerator work off of 12 volts? Does that mean you could leave the black tank in the rear and run 1 inch pipe to it?

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One more try, had to attach it somehow This is how it should work.
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Yep, 12 volts and a 1 inch pipe to the rear. Yippie!
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Here's another look at the 1 inch pipe to the tank, it is the one on the right hand side, of the black water tank.
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