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Old 02-21-2018, 07:37 AM   #1
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Keeping the original rear Bathroom

We are in a decision pickle. Our 70 Overlander has the rear bath. We have gutted the trailer , but kept all the interior. Since we have decided to keep the rear bathroom , has anyone reused all the components ( repainted if needed) or did you ditch them in lue of building new cabinets and a new shower pan? We are not removing the end cap. With this being said, the storage on the shower wall is 2 piece. The original storage doesn't ,( IMO) seem to be watertight. Anyone come up with any ideas as to keep, reuse half or ditch all the components?? Click image for larger version

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Old 02-21-2018, 07:48 AM   #2
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If they are in good shape and you don't mind reusing go for it. They can be repainted to look good. Replacement can get costly.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:58 AM   #3
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I have no qualms about reusing it. We will need the river trim replaced however. Husband feels that making a simple wall length unit and stand alone commode, would be easier than painting, refitting, reriviting ..
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We are in a decision pickle. Our 70 Overlander has the rear bath. We have gutted the trailer , but kept all the interior. Since we have decided to keep the rear bathroom , has anyone reused all the components ( repainted if needed) or did you ditch them in lue of building new cabinets and a new shower pan? We are not removing the end cap. With this being said, the storage on the shower wall is 2 piece. The original storage doesn't ,( IMO) seem to be watertight. Anyone come up with any ideas as to keep, reuse half or ditch all the components?? Attachment 304635
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ID:	304636. This other photo shows the area of concern.. there was a shelving unit that wasn't very watertight taking up this space... If we replace the tub with a shower pan , what material can be inserted in this area that can be molded/slightly bent to fit the void?? Anyone ever work with this dilemma before? I'd love ideas. Thank you
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My 71 Sovereign has the same end cap. I would love to get rid of the shelf and upper storage to gain more shoulder and head room.
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In my 71 I have spent a lot of time trying to save the sink counter. I believe it is ABS plastic. The plastic has become brittle over time and crack keep reappearing. If I had it to do again I would replace it. I painted my tub on my 73 with 2 part epoxy paint and that worked really well.
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My 71 Sovereign has the same end cap. I would love to get rid of the shelf and upper storage to gain more shoulder and head room.
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In my 71 I have spent a lot of time trying to save the sink counter. I believe it is ABS plastic. The plastic has become brittle over time and crack keep reappearing. If I had it to do again I would replace it. I painted my tub on my 73 with 2 part epoxy paint and that worked really well.
Our counter and tub shell has a tiny crack that was epoxied . I'd like to rid the entire end cap but the price and time of replacing it is not an option .
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My 71 Sovereign has the same end cap. I would love to get rid of the shelf and upper storage to gain more shoulder and head room.
. I'd like to cut away the sides up to the top of the wall portion, find something to use as a wall and connect that to the remaining end cap. But, I am not sure how well the material of the end cap would handle the stress of being cut.
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Ours was not in very good condition, and hubby didn't like the low sink under the back window. So, we ditched it all and rebuilt everything. We left the toilet in original position (replaced it), and then built the sink cabinet over the water heater by the doorway to the bathroom. We put a step tub to fit over the wheel well against the front facing wall of the bathroom. It works for us. Rear end caps are hard to find, if at all. We were lucky ours was in good shape.

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Anyone have photos of their rear bathroom?? Our AS will be home in a few weeks ready to be put back together and I need ideas!
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We are in a decision pickle. Our 70 Overlander has the rear bath. We have gutted the trailer , but kept all the interior. Since we have decided to keep the rear bathroom , has anyone reused all the components ( repainted if needed) or did you ditch them in lue of building new cabinets and a new shower pan? We are not removing the end cap. With this being said, the storage on the shower wall is 2 piece. The original storage doesn't ,( IMO) seem to be watertight. Anyone come up with any ideas as to keep, reuse half or ditch all the components?? Attachment 304635
I am restoring a 63' safari and am not replacing the bath. I decided to use the space for computer/"nav" station. All the times we've been out never used it. that being said I am putting an outdoor shower off the back for emercencys and a dog wash. I would like to see what else your doing. Dan
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Ours was not in very good condition, and hubby didn't like the low sink under the back window. So, we ditched it all and rebuilt everything. We left the toilet in original position (replaced it), and then built the sink cabinet over the water heater by the doorway to the bathroom. We put a step tub to fit over the wheel well against the front facing wall of the bathroom. It works for us. Rear end caps are hard to find, if at all. We were lucky ours was in good shape.

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Kay, hubby doesn't like ours either.. the shower and toilet will remain in the same general area. I've been hunting cabinetry ideas and the lower portion of the bathroom isn't the problem as much as trying to find a fix for the area where the enclosed shelf/ sliding door was...
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I am restoring a 63' safari and am not replacing the bath. I decided to use the space for computer/"nav" station. All the times we've been out never used it. that being said I am putting an outdoor shower off the back for emercencys and a dog wash. I would like to see what else your doing. Dan
Hi Dan, husband is trying to talk me into removing the bathroom as well. He's already pulled all the propane lines also. Right now it's having a shell off repair and replace done. Other than that we have only ideas on paper.
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