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Old 04-06-2017, 07:06 PM   #1
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Bathroom walls

We bought our '75 Sovereign with the bathroom already gutted. If we are planning on tiling the shower what can we use on the wall to support the tile without having a moisture problem? Also thinking about weight cause the bathroom is at the back of the trailer? And what else can we use for walls in the rest of the bathroom? -again thinking about weight and being able to bend it to fit the curve...
If you've tiled your shower and have a solution to this and pics please let me see!! Thanks!

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:58 PM   #2
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I think tiling an AS shower is a bad idea, these thing move and flex too much plus the weight issue you already mentioned.
I am redoing our shower with sheet aluminum, by bath is mid ship so no complex contour to deal with and the hardest part as I learned in doing our kitchen back and side wall is keeping from scratching it during install.

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Old 04-06-2017, 08:39 PM   #3
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If you were turning your trailer into a park model, knock yourself out and tile away........tiling and towing don't mix at all; especially with a rear bathroom.

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Old 04-07-2017, 05:44 AM   #4
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While it may not be for wet solutions, some on here have used a press-on tile (in 12x12 sheets) in the bath. Was the original shower already trashed when you guys got it? If not, maybe some TLC on it is possible. Paint, patches, etc.
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:45 AM   #5
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Check out Hoffman Architecture. They professionally remodel Airstreams and use tile in bathrooms all the time. They use 1/2" marine plywood behind the tile, and they use resin mosaic tiles from a company called Sonite. Lightweight and flexible. They don't say what they use to waterproof the plywood but you could use Kerdi or Redguard.

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Old 04-07-2017, 09:42 PM   #6
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We used FRP panels, you can get them in lots of different colors we just went with white. If I remember correctly it took only two sheets to cover the shower and bathroom walls. The FRP was install onto the plywood with mastic.

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