Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-10-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Ag'71's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 91
Images: 3
What's this hole in the Bathroom?

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!
__________________

__________________
Ag'71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
1972 21' Globetrotter
nc , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 253
Images: 2
hole

in my 70 globetrotter 20ft, there was a hole there that had a hose and a grill over it. the hose was hooked to a fan in the bottom of closet next to sink . it had a switch, when turned on it was the exhaust vent for the bath room. it did not have a overhead vent fan because there wasn't room for one. hope that helped you.
__________________

__________________
rock60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
gutsgolf's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Hattiesburg , Ms
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 126
Images: 5
Send a message via AIM to gutsgolf Send a message via Skype™ to gutsgolf
fan

my soverign has a little hole with a screen by the toilet and there is a hose that leads under the floor. it is a vent fan, hope yours is that easy
__________________
Richard & Marika
31' International
Land Yatch
"Silver Belle"
AS 16741
gutsgolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
Ag'71's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 91
Images: 3
Yes, my Overlander also has an exhaust fan located just to the left of the stool (as you sit) with a switch. A hose is run into the closet and vented out to the bottom of the trailer. Right above the 6" hole is a holder for a spray to wash out the stool. It was not there when I bought the trailer, but you wouldn't need a 6" hole for that small hose. Still wondering??
__________________
Ag'71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Maybe a picture of your bath layout would help. In my '73 Overlander, the battery is under the bathtub. As you sit on the "throne", it would be in front and to the left of you.

Do you have heating duck work back there? Again, that is in front of you under the tub in mine, but that may be a possibility. The idea is that the heat is ducked down to the black tank so that it doesn't freeze during winter camping.

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
jpeterman's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Graham , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 274
Images: 19
My 72 also has the vent fan run to the back with duck hose.
__________________
"AIR 17559"


wear it out, don't rust it out

Jerry
jpeterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 07:43 PM   #7
Addicted
 
exthemius's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Currently In: Skowhegan , ME
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 703
Images: 16
We have a hole which is for the vent fan in our 71 27' Overlander -- but it's certainly not 6" in diameter:

__________________
-Shawn
------------------
TAC OK-42

Visit our crazy full-timing blog (us,kids and dogs living the dream): http://www.airstreamingdreaming.com/

Join us at the TAC Walt Disney World Rally, November 4th - 10th, 2012: http://www.theairstreamersclub.org/rallies/tac-fw-wdw
exthemius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ag'71 View Post
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....
__________________

__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to repair hole in 72 bathroom sink... icebox500 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 9 08-23-2010 05:26 PM
Bathroom vanity and Bathroom vent lights... sovereignrwe Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10 01-05-2010 07:30 AM
Repairing hole in bathroom sink pickerdd Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 7 10-22-2009 11:24 PM
PO cut a hole in interior bathroom wall to fit the new toilet. Sregon 1967 Overlander 7 08-18-2006 10:30 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.