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Old 01-23-2009, 10:23 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Tom Bray View Post
I am thinking that since I have some aluminum that would be appropriate and I have a friend who just happens to have an 8' break, it may well be made of aluminum. He thinks he may be able to weld the seems too.

I also have to see how much that teak floor mat is going to cost.

I need to draw it up and see how hard it is going to be to make the thing.

I am still exploring the fiberglass option. I just haven't found a place that can do the work.


Aluminum can be welded with GMAW or GTAW processes with great success but it does take specialized equipment to do it well. It is also important to know what material grade you are welding so the correct electrode can be selected. The attached table lists recommend filler alloys for structural aluminum welding applications.

Also certain grades of aluminum "Age Harden" and don't behave well in a brake.

PM me if I can provide any information.

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #16
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This is an example of a form made from sandable foam, made entirely by hand with a bandsaw and table saw and some glue.


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Thanks DoorGunner and Zep. I may yet tackle this before summer but more than likely it is a next winter project when I can put the trailer in the shop and one of the cars in the air'hanger.

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I appreciate all the information. I have about a month before I can actually do anything on this part of the project so, in the mean time I will see if I can find someone local who could make the pan.

I also need to research making my own out of fiberglass or aluminum.

The fun part is that I get to take the bathroom apart again ... I am getting tired of doing this (third time is a charm I guess).

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Salita Shower Systems fabricates a shower floor (pan) out of solid stone. A little more expensive but worth it. 866-963-1606
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #20
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Salita Shower Systems fabricates a shower floor (pan) out of solid stone. A little more expensive but worth it. 866-963-1606
That must weigh a lot. You would want to keep the weight down in an airstream. Lighter is better.

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This is an old post, but one that I found many times while scouring for solutions in trying to figure out how to build a custom shower pan. Here's the solution we came up with, which is 100% mortar free with materials you can buy at your local big box hardware store:

I plan on posting a second post after we wrap things up along with videos, and will share the links on here when those are up.

Because of course we have a blog, every hipster family is remodeling an airstream these days and has a blog.
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