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Old 07-16-2019, 03:49 PM   #1
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1966 Overlander - lots of questions

Recent purchase of "LL" I call him the initials of the prior owner. Sat for 14 years with no attention. I have replaced all the window seals and recaulked around the vents. No leaks now. There is a soft spot by the front door, seems minor, dry rot in the bathroom which is extensive enough to go under the toilet but no further. I have tried to remove the bathroom tub/sink/toilet in one piece without removing the partition walls adjoining.

I understand now the rear to front original build issue of this task.

I don't want this to be a multi-year project, but not sure where to go from here.

I want to redo the plumbing, but so far I see no good threads with true details of the piece by piece items and good idea of how and where to position them. Meaning, my black tank is bad and I think a gray tank is in order. Where do these go? How do they connect? With the kitchen on the opposite side of the water lines, the plumbing does not make much sense. Have others switched the sink to the curb side? Would this help?

Who can assist me with a schematic, parts used to boost me along.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your 66. Our Safari was gutted when we bought it and it took almost a year to renovate. You are correct on the rear bath. If all bulkheads and cabinetry were out, it would go out the door upside down and backwards. Our plumbing comes off the front freshwater tank, picks up the shore water on the street side, then around the rear picking up the toilet, sink, shower and terminating at the kitchen sink. I would think you could run all new Uponor Whirsbo PEX without much problem. You may need to detach your rear bath and raise it enough for floor repairs and plumbing for the tub drain. We eliminated the ďPĒ trap under the tub and went with a Hepvo trap. Much easier. As far as the black and grey tanks, you will need to remove part of you belly pan to install a grey. Our black and grey do not mix. We have separate gate valves. Iím sure someone must have a plumbing schematic. Good luck and when someone makes a post on this thread, it moves back up as a new post. So, those who didnít read it initially, may see it now and lend a suggestion. Oh, just noticed your gas shut off valve inside the living space. You may want to check on that.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:36 PM   #3
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My good friend Tom put this together back in the day when he redid his 67 Overlander.
Should be a lot of good info for you.

http://www.knology.net/~tcwilliams/AirstreamIndex.htm
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:07 PM   #4
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Looks like you found a good original 66 Overlander. We have a 66 Tradewind and love it. The bathroom is mostly original except we replaced the toilet with a porta potty and the black water tank is now for gray water only. We redid the plumbing and made extensive floor repairs. You might take a look at my renovation thread- Danís 66 Tradewind Improvements.

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Old 07-17-2019, 03:21 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your new addition. We also have a '66 and have done extensive work on the plumbing, particularly in the rear bath. I am also interested in any recommendations regarding the addition of a grey tank, but based on past assistance we received with both Luci and Betty (our 1980 International), this is the best place to obtain it.

Don't hesitate to ask anything and the photos are a great help!
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:30 PM   #6
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We have a still mostly original '67 Overlander Land Yacht which is a family heirloom. You might find helpful a product called "Git Rot" which is great to rehabilitate soft spots in the plywood floor which are still intact and Captain Tolley's leak finder for window leaks. I believe I found both on Amazon. Hope you enjoy many years of pleasure with your find.
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