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Old 08-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #15
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Bath Tubs - Step Tubs

Some have up to 23" of step but the one for the Terry/Prowler with a 17" step should be a perfect fit. Taller would make for a more comfortable seat height.
That does look like it would be a perfect fit. I was bit shocked at the price though. I have already decided to buy a tub that needs to be raised a bit. I found one at the following location:

Wholesale RV Parts, RV Supplies, & RV Accessories for Motorhomes, Campers, Travel Trailers & 5th Wheels. - RV Parts Country

I paid a total including shipping of only $120.98 dollars. It was in stock and I had it in less than 1 week. It is made by Lyon which seems to be a major supplier of such things. When I bought it just a few weeks back it was selling for 104.84 and I see the price has gone up a little since then but it still looks like a bargain if you can live with the lift.

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Old 08-19-2009, 07:39 PM   #16
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That looks like it would great.

So on the installation where the formica panels join each other there is an aluminum extrusion and you'll just caulk that with something like silicone?

I think it's the joints that are troubling me the most; in that as the trailer flexes and shakes I imagine the joints would start opening up. I can't however think of a better plan. Still puzzled....
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:12 PM   #17
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Floating shower surround...

For my shower enclosure I am thinking of using the type of panels mentioned by Zep at the beginning of this thread. I think they are called FRP for (Fiber Reinforced Plastic). I have also seen them in gray at one of the Lowe's stores here in my area. I believe that they may be available in other colors too. What I had in mind to do was to cut my side panels first and fit a strip of wood (or maybe plastic) around the curve on the outside surface of the side panels. I would then attach the front and back panels with glue to these strips of wood which should help hold the corners tight to each other. To do this I will have to assemble the shower surround away from the wall. I can then slide it into place. I do not intend to attach the back panel to the wall at all. I want the shower to be floating away from the wall a short amount. I think this will help prevent body movement from stressing the seams. If the FRP is not stiff enough by itself I can overlay some 1/8" or maybe 1/4" plywood on the surface between the surround and the wall. I plan to use some sort of caulk along the joint as well to help ensure that they are water tight. The jury is out as to which type.

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:29 PM   #18
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The Formica panels join just the way the original panels did. I used the original walls just removed the flower print vinyl and attached the Formica with contact cement. When I took the original walls out there was very little sealant under the aluminum extrusions and none inside. No sign of leaks either.

When I put the walls back I used silicone sealant between the panels and the extrusions and between the extrusions and the wall. The silicone will flex with any minor movement of the walls during travel.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #19
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What is the best calking to use in the shower?
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #20
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I am using GE Kitchen and Bath silicone sealant available at any hardware store.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:44 PM   #21
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shower wall's

Truckasaurus,
I all projects cost get’s to be an issue. What I have seen is clear core acrylic laminates for the wall’s you would get a look that will wow anyone who see’s it the color’s are great and it is suitable for shower stall’s. It is .060 thick the exposed edges can be polished to join at the wall. I would recommend axiom silicone we use it in the solid surface business it is made to join none porous surfaces like corian and one again the colors are great when it comes to calking we apply the caulk in a descent bead then we spray with Windex and wipe with a wilsonart laminate chip that you can get at any home center it will leave a perfect cove and make you look like a pro . attached are the links to the products I have spoke of.

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Old 09-25-2009, 02:52 AM   #22
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Dean,

That looks like a nice trick for installing a clean caulk line. Thanks for sharing it.

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Old 03-22-2010, 01:36 PM   #23
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What was your final solution on the shower, Truck?
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:55 PM   #24
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I'm actually moving towards doing some bathroom stuff. Has anyone had any field experience with the laminate referred to by Tighe?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:07 PM   #25
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Any specific suggestions on what adhesive to use to attach Fiberglass Reinforced Panels to the painted aluminum shower walls?
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #26
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Hey Dean, thanks for the great post, that stuff looks great. We had a mass clean out at work this week so I have a stash of partial sheets of honeycomb, both Aramid and Aluminum/ Aluminum- composite so my plan is starting to come together.

I was hoping to make a frame using aluminum extrusion from these guys, 80/20 Inc. - The Industrial Erector Set® then fab up panels with the composite and skin with something waterproof but the material you linked too looks the best. I'm going to start measuring up tonight. :-)
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:35 PM   #27
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Bath Is Finished

I finally finished the bath and it came out great! We have been camping this Fall and everything has worked really well. Here are a few pictures of the finished bath. I posted pics of the entire interior in the Photos section under "1980's Airstream Trailers". It was a worthwhile project!
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Wow! I love that look! The white is so clean and crisp, and the dark grey in the shower pan and seat is gorgeous!

Is the shower grey paint, too? I need to hear the details of that job, it makes it look better than brand new.
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