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Old 04-03-2008, 07:22 AM   #1
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Take my bathroom - please!

I'm new here, so forgive me if I'm off on the protocol. I have a 1965 Tradewind in okay to bad shape. I want to gut it (I know, I know-sacrilege!) and do something funky with the interior. The bathroom fixtures (toilet, shower, sink) all seem to be in pretty good shape but I just want them to go away! I'd be happy to give them to someone who wants to come and remove them. A trade for some windows might be nice, but I don't want any money. The airstream is located two and a half hours north of NYC.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
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I'm new here, so forgive me if I'm off on the protocol. I have a 1965 Tradewind in okay to bad shape. I want to gut it (I know, I know-sacrilege!) and do something funky with the interior. The bathroom fixtures (toilet, shower, sink) all seem to be in pretty good shape but I just want them to go away! I'd be happy to give them to someone who wants to come and remove them. A trade for some windows might be nice, but I don't want any money. The airstream is located two and a half hours north of NYC.
The rear bath in your and many AS were the first thing to be installed when built. Depending upon the care you 'gut' it... it will have to be the last thing to remove.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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Good to know--thanks!
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:49 AM   #4
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I'm not a restorer, but

I'd think long and hard before throwing away stuff in your Airstream. You may want to relocate your bath or eliminate it entirely. One simple piece of advice - don't.

Eliminating a bathroom is probably the number one way to lower the value of your RV. Moving one can be done, you'll end up doing a frame off renovation, and replacing every inch of pipe and wiring in your unit, have custom black and gray water tanks built, etc, etc, etc.

If you just want a new toilet and sink, fine, put those in, but do know that they don't make the "bathtub/shower pans" that fit your rear bath model any more.

Most people will say.... get one with the layout you like and refine that.

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I'm new here, so forgive me if I'm off on the protocol. I have a 1965 Tradewind in okay to bad shape. I want to gut it (I know, I know-sacrilege!) and do something funky with the interior. The bathroom fixtures (toilet, shower, sink) all seem to be in pretty good shape but I just want them to go away! I'd be happy to give them to someone who wants to come and remove them. A trade for some windows might be nice, but I don't want any money. The airstream is located two and a half hours north of NYC.
Do you ever plan on selling it? if so I would carefully consider what you want to do. All of us want to make our AS our own but changing its basic design is not good for its value.
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I've given this a lot of thought and while you may add your on touch ,the "basic layout" of most all Airstreams are well thought out and are seldom if ever improved on by owners. Remember, I didn't say never... and Michelle is right you want to carefully consider eliminating any of the basic systems because it will most definitely lower the value.
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Yeah, I'm sure what we want to do will ultimately lower the value. We've spent a couple of years thinking about trying to restore it, but that's not happening, so we're going to go the opposite, and I know wrong, to some, way and gut it and do something completely different. It's pretty trashed as it is. I'd hoped to give away the bathroom fixtures to a good home, but nobody seems intersted...
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If you have room to store the bathroom pieces away, people do occasionally pop up looking for those parts, and if you're lucky enough to have someone nearby who wants them, you can probably make some money on them, but finding the right buyer might take a little time. Those bathroom parts are impossible to find, and someone who needs them down the line would be pretty lucky to find yours.
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- some of the "alt" re-do's are great, hope yours is too!

- try to learn as much as you can about WHY certain design issues exist. for example: the bizarre gray water "loop" in the plumbing, etc, since in your redesign you may want to avoid certain problems that could occur if you eliminate an original design...hope that's clear ;-) what I'm saying is certain things in an Airstream that don't APPEAR to make sense actually DO.. good luck!
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I'm looking for an entire bathroom. I have a 74 31ft. I baught it w/ no bathroom. Please let me know if you still have anything left. Thank you, Kevin Shearer
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I Need anything you have. I baught a 74 31ft w/ no shower, vanity, Etc... Please help. I can come this week to pick them up. Please call me or e-mail. Thank you , Kevin Shearer 610-587-3252 or 610-287-6369
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