Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1966 24' Tradewind
portland , Oregon
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 38
Question how to remove the bathroom from 1966 trailer


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.

Thank you

steverad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 07:22 AM   #2
Rivet Master
68 TWind's Avatar
1968 24' Tradewind
Oxford, , Mississippi
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,517
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.
Good luck

68 TWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Silverhobby's Avatar
1967 26' Overlander
1968 30' Sovereign
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
BULLS GAP , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,301
Send a message via Yahoo to Silverhobby
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.
Kevin with Baity the Lab/Pointer
//------AIR # 7303------\\
WBCCI 17109
visit my restoration blog at:
Silverhobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 02:16 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
airstream66's Avatar
1966 30' Sovereign
Bethany , Illinois
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 136
Images: 22

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.
Cory, Angie, and 'Lucy'
1966 Sovereign International
2003 Black Chevy Silverado w/q-steer
airstream66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
1966 24' Tradewind
portland , Oregon
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 38
Thumbs up

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.

steverad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 09:00 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
Alumanutz's Avatar
1966 22' Safari
Chico , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 178
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.

View my Airstream Blog at
Grown men, dressed as clowns, concern me.
Alumanutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
Confused in Bham
1964 24' Tradewind
Bellingham , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
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.
beyond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 10:57 PM   #8
Rivet Master
goransons's Avatar

1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,340
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
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.

Scott & Megan
1963 Safari from the 1963-64 Around the World Caravan
wally:Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer![/COLOR]
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Classic 1966 Airstream Travel Trailer eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 08-29-2009 11:20 PM
1966 airstream 22' travel trailer eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 06-22-2009 07:10 PM
how do I remove bathroom from 54 cruiser tinman54 Sinks, Showers & Toilets 2 09-21-2008 03:45 PM
Need to remove a 1966 GT Black Tank rideair Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 5 11-15-2006 05:16 PM
1966 Overlander ... Bathroom removal gitnmybelly Sinks, Showers & Toilets 17 02-12-2006 11:49 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.