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Old 12-19-2014, 06:11 PM   #267
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

That doesn't look too shabby either! You guys have been holding out on me this weekend I'll be finalizing the tank selection and I'll order these things Monday

Do you drill your own holes and put on your own fittings, or have the factory do it?


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Old 12-19-2014, 07:31 PM   #268
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T Marco, Neither! I used, and I recommend the grommet fittings that Inca Plastics sells. They work great. I too work in a rotomolding factory and make diesel fuel tanks similar to the ones Titan sells. We use grommet fittings for fuel out and fuel return. They are leak free.

The rubber grommet is molded with a sealing ring that presses into the tank. Then when the ABS pipe is installed, it "presses" the sealing diameter tight to the tank. It works good. The ABS pipe protrudes through the subfloor and ready to receive the drain line.

Here is a photo of the Inca Plastics grommets. I figured out where my toilet, sink drain lines and tank vents would penetrate the floor, and then hole sawed the floor to clear the ABS pipe. Then I mounted the tanks and marked them through the holes in the sub floor. Now I know where to drill the tanks and mount the grommets. Finally I remounted the tanks and pushed my ABS pipe connectors into the grommet. Done! A flexible seal that is quite durable.

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Old 12-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #270
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Well hello Stream Life. Welcome to Air Forums. Maybe you're interested in old Globetrotters like T Marco and I. All marco wanted to do was repair a cracked shower pan in his trailer. One thing lead to another and bam! He's doing a total renovation.

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Old 12-21-2014, 02:47 AM   #271
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David, thanks so much for the pictures and explanations, I don't know how this happened, but in my extensive research I was still left thinking that the things you just showed me were done by the factory (On other tanks I've seen). I was stressing about making diagrams for them because I couldn't really predict exactly where everything was gonna go without having the tanks in front of me. I'm so relieved! Thanks again buddy!


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Well hello Stream Life. Welcome to Air Forums. Maybe you're interested in old Globetrotters like T Marco and I. All marco wanted to do was repair a cracked shower pan in his trailer. One thing lead to another and bam! He's doing a total renovation.

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Hello! Actually my wife and I are picking up our first airstream at the end of this month and we are beyond excited! It's an '83 Excella 31' that's been completely gutted. When we're done with it, we're going traveling around this continent for about a year and a half to 2 years. We absolutely love this forum!!
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Oh boy stream life. The 31 excella is a very nice rig. You will thoroughly enjoy "building your own Airstream" and then living with what you built! We have an 86 Limited that has been in the family since new. It's a nice large size for comfortable rainy afternoons.

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Old 12-24-2014, 04:03 PM   #274
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He's back baby!!!!
Picked up my gray tank today. Time to install this puppy.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:36 PM   #275
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Rails are welded in. I'm ready to start figuring out where to drill the holes in the tank.
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Put this tank holding thing-a-jig back on- moved it much closer to the new jack (husky brute). By the way, the husky brute has a lot of great features, but don't let pictures fool you, it's made out of plastic.
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Measure twice and drill once! LOL
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Good Morning T Marco. You might not want to drill your tanks until you have the shell back on and have engineered your drain piping according to the location of your shower pan (the original question you had!) You also need to spot the toilet over your black tank or figure out the black tank drain line and vent. Your gray tank and drain lines also need to connect to a vent so water drains smoothly.

I suppose you're going to mount something else on your A frame causing you to move the propane tanks forward. Generator? Solar? Battery box? Spare tire? I've seen all these things mounted on the A frame.

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Thanks for the tip on waiting to drill, I'll hold off for a bit. And you are a smart one! I'm going to be mounting a mini-split AC condenser behind the LP tanks

Today I welded the stuff in for the fresh tank, so I could eliminate the heavy wood that went under it in the original design.
I cut down the weight quite a bit, didn't sacrifice and strength, eliminated the potential for more rotting wood, and made the tank more accessible from under the trailer if I ever needed to get at it again.
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That's about 160lbs of pure Man standing at the center point of just one of the angles. Thankfully I didn't break an ankle trying to get that picture.


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Now I'm going to weld little plates under the angles for the underbelly sheet to screw into


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