Originally Posted by Ag'71
I've got a 1971 Overlander. Next to the toilet is a 6" round hole that leads to the back battery compartment. What is this hole for? There is nothing in the bathroom or at the toilet that would need a hole that size. Thanks!
We have that same cut out in our 71. It's beside the toilet on the left side near the floor and goes into the trunk. At some point that was probably the accepted method of getting into the rear hold down bolt on the toilet.
When we laid the vinyl tile in the bath I used a piece of that tile to cover the hole from the trunk side and taped it in place with the silver foil duct tape. Anything that would blend in with the interior (I presume minty green) ABS finish would work.
While your in there. Take a look at the where the back of that lower panel meets the wood. You'll find the ABS is lipped and held to the wood with an occasional screw. Our ABS was cracked at several of the screws from the weight of people standing next to the bath sink over the years. I fixed that by using strips of 3/8th or 1/2 wide cabinet angles with one leg cut off of them. It strengthened the bath floor more than you would expect....