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Old 12-16-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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Move a rear bath to a side bath?

Anyone ever do it. So many rear bath AS are out there for sale. Anyone change one from a rear bath to a side bath?
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. I am currently doing that right now, converting from a rear bath to a side wet bath. It is a hugh amount of work, but doable
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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Aerowood how far have you gutted the trailer to move the bathroom? Did you have to go as far as shell off? rjacques asks a great question. Im interested to here more about this idea.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
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I am doing a shell on full restoration and reconfiguration on this thread. I will start on the interior soon. I will also be doing a full scale mockup with rigid foam insulation as soon as it warms up abit here in Colorado.

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:03 AM   #5
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Anyone ever do it. So many rear bath AS are out there for sale. Anyone change one from a rear bath to a side bath?
Changing from a rear bath to a side bath, usually requires an increase in axle rating, as per Airstream.

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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Changing from a rear bath to a side bath, usually requires an increase in axle rating, as per Airstream.

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I have already done that.
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It is also possible to sneak in a small toilet/shower area next to a queen bed, all in the rear, with only minor plumbing changes. I did this in my '72, involved a total gut but shell stayed on.
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It is important to keep the weight distribution / balanced unchanged (or at least very close to original) when doing any major reconfiguration of the interior. Tongue weight needs to remain at about 10% to 15% of the total weight of the trailer.

Andy, WHY do you need to "increase the axle rating" if you are not increasing the weight of the trailer and not changing the weight distribution / balance?
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It is important to keep the weight distribution / balanced unchanged (or at least very close to original) when doing any major reconfiguration of the interior. Tongue weight needs to remain at about 10% to 15% of the total weight of the trailer.

Andy, WHY do you need to "increase the axle rating" if you are not increasing the weight of the trailer and not changing the weight distribution / balance?
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Because Airstream specified it that way.

Going from a rear to center bath, Airstream increased the axle ratings by 400 pounds, each.

But as always, it's the owners choice.

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I'm interested what you're going to put in the back (when you move the rear bath to the side). I'm thinking about changing my rear bath to a bed nook (removing closets and all the bath stuff).

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Old 12-27-2008, 11:01 PM   #11
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I would like to put a queen size bed in the rear. We like the floorplan of the 85/86 25 foot airstreams.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:25 PM   #12
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Guess I'm getting too old.....I would sell the rear bath trailer and buy a side bath!
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