Originally posted by CampSayler
... Wanted to remove the shower surround to take and get a quote (not to mention clean), but I am stuck. We believe our AS is a 1980 Caravel. There is no access panel on the exterior...how in the world are you supposed to fix a plumbing problem?
If your Airstream is like my Overlander, it will be a lot of work. My bathroom is at the very back. When built, the bathroom was installed first, then everything else was installed, and screwed to whatever was already installed.
To remove everything from the bathroom for a floor repair, I ended up having to remove everything else except the front bed, and furnace just to get access to the screws that held the bathroom partitions to the fixtures.
I have read that, at the factory, everything in an Airstream is brought in through the front door. Therefore, it should be able to go out the front door. Working by myself, I was unable to get the tub/shower-surround assembly out the door. Maybe with two people it's possible. I ended up leaving it in the Overlander, and moving it out of the way.
I do recall I was able to access the plumbing by removing various things before
the Airstream was gutted.
Keep in mind I have a different model, and there is 13 year production gap. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.