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Old 01-31-2019, 03:38 PM   #1
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We are trying to complete the interior of our 55 FC. I left the fun part for last, the bathroom. The PO had torn out the bathroom before we took ownership. We are going back with the exact layout as was originally there. The shower is small but doable. Iím at the stage of needing a shower pan. The layout is 26Ē x 24Ē. The challenge is finding a pan with the correct dimensions AND the drain in the correct location. Does anyone know of a custom shower pan company or a DIY method of making my own? I would appreciate any ideas or experiences. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:08 PM   #2
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I rebuilt a 55 FC and ended up building an aluminum pan, folded, vulcum'd and buck riveted.
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Hello bubba L: Building a shower in a vintage Airstream is a pain. Maybe the best shower pan is the original tub with a shower curtain. I regret making a shower in my old Trade Wind. A wardrobe may have been a better use of space. I guy can get pretty clean with a sink and a washcloth.

RV shower pans are available. I purchased a 24 by 24 fiberglass one for my project. I would submit the drain location is not all that critical and can be easily replumbed in most cases. I used one of those folding curtain rods to give a guy a bit more room. Head room is marginal in the spherical shaped area that is the rear of an Airstream trailer.

Here is a photo of the pan I purchased. An internet search will provide you some options I'm sure.

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Old 01-31-2019, 08:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. The drain is hugging the inside of the street side main frame member, so relocating options are limited. I thought about a 1/4Ē wooden pan, coating with multiple coats of epoxy, then adding a colored pigment to a final gel-coat. Since Iím getting lazy, finding one ready to install is the way Iíd like to go. Thanks
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GRIFFORM.com has quite a nice selection of options.
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Hey Bubba,

I have a shower pan from my ‘64 SilverStreak. I’ll have to measure it, it may be bigger, but it’s yours if you want it.

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My husband and I have been looking at "neo angle" shower pans and shower units, not for a trailer mod, but to add a tiny bathroom in our cabana at one of the regional Airstream parks. However, a similar device looks like it might also work well in that trailer space due to its configuration.

The issues we are having are:

(1) Quality - the neo angles that we have found on the market are not great, and/or

(2) Price - as in, sky high for what is being offered

Anyway, not to hijack the thread but I'm also interested in this topic. What would work in a trailer would potentially also work in a small cabana.
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Could you put the shower pan on an elevated platform and run the drain line in the space below it? I know on our 32’ the shower pan is elevated and has a heat vent under it.
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Hey Bubba,

I have a shower pan from my Ď64 SilverStreak. Iíll have to measure it, it may be bigger, but itís yours if you want it.

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Ian, thanks for the offer. Even if the pan was the correct size, Iím locked into the location of the drain. But, who knows. Thanks
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Could you put the shower pan on an elevated platform and run the drain line in the space below it? I know on our 32í the shower pan is elevated and has a heat vent under it.
Bill, thatís an idea. With the shower 24Ē deep, the slope of the wall encroaches on the head space. In the 50s Airstreams, the walls had a pretty pronounced curve. I may cut a piece of plywood for the footprint and elevate it until itís too high just to see what I have to work with. Thanks
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Ian, thanks for the offer. Even if the pan was the correct size, Iím locked into the location of the drain. But, who knows. Thanks
Iíll shoot a couple pics and send them to you, perhaps itíll work, perhaps not. We are close so it would be convenient.

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