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Old 07-05-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Tank adapter sources?

I am in the process of building a new black water tank/ toilet platform for my '65 Caravel. No problem finding a source for the new Thetford valve but I will need some sort of adapter flange or Thetford outlet flange that will be epoxied to the new tank. I believe the old one has 4 bolt holes but they were broken out anyway. There is probably one somewhere here but I don't know exactly what to look for.
Drain Valves and Sewer Fittings

Guess I have to call them tomorrow.

Any pointers here?

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Old 07-06-2007, 03:36 AM   #2
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Some Background Info and Pics

Here is a pic of my Caravel still in Central Florida where I got her and the other is the proposed layout. The bed frame is in, the shower is being built as is the black water tank.
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I am in the process of building a new black water tank/ toilet platform for my '65 Caravel. No problem finding a source for the new Thetford valve but I will need some sort of adapter flange or Thetford outlet flange that will be epoxied to the new tank. I believe the old one has 4 bolt holes but they were broken out anyway. There is probably one somewhere here but I don't know exactly what to look for.
Drain Valves and Sewer Fittings

Guess I have to call them tomorrow.

Any pointers here?

thanks

Barry
Barry,

Before you go much further, please check out your axle.

From the photo, it looks like it been bad for years.

The following article will tell you how to do it.

Dura Torque Axle

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Custom Shower Stalls for Vintage Airstreams

Andy I purchased one of your axles but still nbeed to get the shock mounts welded on. I have been thinking of going into business making shower stalls for vintage Airstreams. Here is a picture of one in process. I will have to photograph it when complete. Do you think you can get say $12,000 for one retail? They require quite a bit of work and epoxy is pretty costly too.

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Andy I purchased one of your axles but still nbeed to get the shock mounts welded on. I have been thinking of going into business making shower stalls for vintage Airstreams. Here is a picture of one in process. I will have to photograph it when complete. Do you think you can get say $12,000 for one retail? They require quite a bit of work and epoxy is pretty costly too.

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Barry,

I like it, how about more pictures. I think your price is a little high however.

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I have been thinking of going into business making shower stalls for vintage Airstreams. Here is a picture of one in process. I will have to photograph it when complete. Do you think you can get say $12,000 for one retail? They require quite a bit of work and epoxy is pretty costly too.

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That price is not bad.

Are they self cleaning?

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Old 07-07-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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They are too large to fit through the 24" doors so of the shell is on thay have to be assembled inside the unit. Did I mention that the custom soap dish pockets are a $500 option? For that I just ship the mold, epoxy and fibreglass cloth and the buyer has to make the pocket himself.
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You can try here for valterra flanged fittings. Once there click on Flanged Fittings.

I know you're talking Thetford, but Valterra's are more common.
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Thank you Tim

That is a great link and thanks muchly

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