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Old 09-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Question how to remove the bathroom from 1966 trailer

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I have a major dry rot on the subfloor and I have to remove the bathroom in order to get to the subfloor. I already removed all the inerior & the rivets that holds the trim around the bathroom. I believe I have to cut the drian pipes and remove all the rivets that hold the bathroom fiber glass to the wall. Any photos or tips would be a big help.

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:22 AM   #2
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Steve, you are on the right track. Every rivet you see in the bathroom will have to be drilled out. Along the floor, the flanges of the ABS plastic parts will be screwed into the floor. My 68 TW has a fiberglass endcap on on the top of the bathroom, no need to take that out. The drains in the tub and sink will unscrew from the drain pipes with the proper little tool you can get at ACE. Take your time and don't force anything. It will all come out if you get all the rivets out, but it can be very frustrating. I spent as much time studying and scratching my head as I did taking things apart. Keep all the trim that covers the rivets, it is impossible to find. When you get all the fixtures out, then you can cut the drain pipes in a place here you can reassemble with a coupler. Don't get in a hurry or it will cost you a lot of time on the rebuilt. There are many threads on the forums about floor repair. It is not rocket science but it it hard and dirty work if you do it right.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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I completely removed the whole interior from a 1966 Ambassador. We started at the entrance door and worked our way back.
The tub is fastened to the aluminum wall with many hidden rivets. I tugged on the bath tub and broke it loose with no damage to the tub. The heads of the rivets popped and allowed the tub to be removed.
Have fun and take your time. It can be done.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:16 PM   #4
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Steve,

Good Luck and keep us posted. I have cracks just starting all throughout the floor of my tub. I will need to replace it or resurface it soon or I will have rot as well. Wish I could be more help, but there are plenty of guys/gals on here that have done it and can help along the way.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your responses. I will update you with some photos soon. I think I will be working on it for a while.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:00 PM   #6
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Steve, I detailed some of this method on my blog with photos. I had to cut the water lines to the sink. Address is in my signature.

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Old 11-12-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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I recently got a 64 TW 24', and am taking out the floor to replace it. I accidentally ripped a portion of fiberglass of the sink side wall during removal and am wondering about danger of inhalation. Anyone have experience on asbestos, or fiberglass? Probably only two or three breathes of dust.
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its fiberglass, I don't imagine you have incurred any risk, probably get more exposure than you did just walking down the insulation isle at the big box store. That rip probably is pretty easy to repair, especially if its already away from the wall.
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