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Old 09-23-2016, 07:41 PM   #29
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I didn't know the 71 Trade Wind had a wet bath. You might forget about the shower valve and shower head.
For us one of the best features of the Tradewind is the wet bath. The first thing to find is a similar diverter faucet. Not sure if I will be able to reuse the shower pan but I'm hoping to. The wet bath saves a lot of floor space and a couple feet of trailer length and for us makes a lot more sense than those silly little bathtubs. I'M 6'3" and I take a navy shower sitting on the head. I don't have much need for a greytank. Boondocking greywater drains to the ground. Where I can't do that I use a blueboy.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:19 PM   #30
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Okay then. Makes sense. My 66 Trade Wind had a little bath tub with a shower hose. The drain was leaking a bit and I had some floor rot under the tub. So it all came out and the subfloor replaced. I did installed a 2'x2' shower stall, but a man your size wouldn't fit. I feel I wasted that floor space. The wet bath does save floor space. The son's 69 Globetrotter has a wet bath that takes about 1/3 the floor space as my rear bath 66 Trade Wind.

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Old 09-25-2016, 02:11 PM   #31
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So, here is a summary of my success, or lack of, to seal the crack. I tried
Flex Seal, clear silicone and auotmotive black silicone. Any one of them would have worked for a small leak. Mine was just too big. They expensive Flex Seal did not do much better than the silicone. The black automotive silicone may have done slightly better.
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Old 10-28-2016, 09:01 PM   #32
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Never could get the leak plugged. Here is one photo of the corner where the black tank is installed. I had a little rot to the subfloor which I fixed with fiberglass resin. I sealed the subfloor with Dr. Rot penetrating epoxy. I got the tank drop shipped through Vintage Trailer Supply. Inland RV had them too but would have cost a lot more.

Photo of my new black tank, which is black.

Having an installation party Halloween to break her in. RSVP.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:34 PM   #33
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Scary big project for Halloween. Sorry, I can't make it, but thanks for the invite. You have the vent pipe, toilet flange seal, and dump valve to plumb in. But it is the right way to go to rectify the black water leak and crack in the old tank. Soon you will be as good as new.

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