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Old 07-19-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

So I wanted to put in a new shower pan in the bathroom and taking it out kind of caused a chain reaction. Any advice on putting this back together?
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Not sure if this information helps with your suggestions but...
A. I bought the rivet kit from vintage trailer supply
B. I took some reference pictures as I took things apart.
C. I labeled a couple things.
D. This is my first trailer, got it a month ago, I'm kinda handy, but never worked on a trailer. From what I can see so far, these things are not really meant to be repaired?
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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The good news is that everything is put together with rivets. The holes are still there. All you have to do is line them up and install new rivets. Easy, eh? I would take my 'before' pictures and use them to start lining things up in an open space...the garage floor? When you have a better idea how they go back together....start at the back where framework is attached to the interior wall...and work your way out until it is put back together. As with all things while restoring one of these Airstreams....one step at a time. Good Luck!!
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I haven't had one that far apart before.. but, I think you can fix it..
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It is just a matter of staying with it. It can go back together..... You just have to make it happen....


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Old 07-19-2014, 11:37 PM   #6
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

Thanks so much for the encouragement and advice! I feel a little better about this now. I had to "finesse" things out a bit and most pieces are are now a little tweaked.
Are these easy fixes? I assume I'll need wood glue? Clamps? I'd say 95% of the stuff I took out suffered similar damage.
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Lol,,, that is a little more than tweaked....

You now might be ready for a remodel that does away with this stuff....

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Holy crap! That is beautiful! Is that your "rig"? Wow, I don't think my skills are to par for something like that. Did that start out as replacing your shower pan too? What was the original condition of your trailer?
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This is what I started out with:
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This is where I'm at now, good news, the shower pan is finally out!
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I redid the bath last year and its documented here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...up-100164.html

Looks like you are gutting the trailer. What is your ultimate goal with it? Are you planning on putting everything back in? If so, you need to be a bit more careful pulling the stuff out, lots of the plastic parts will be very brittle and will crack otherwise.
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The aluminum track can be repaired to one degree or another, and the wood like stuff can be replaced with something similar, but patience in removal would have saved a lot of time overall.

Next project use a sharp chisel and a good sharp drill bit to systematically remove the rivets.


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Your Globetrotter looked pretty good in the "before" picture. Why did you gut it?

Tell us your plan. A shower pan is a foundation piece of a whole bath design. You have to have a drain and a shower valve. You also need to consider where to put the shower drain water. You may not have a gray water tank at all, and you can't dump it on the ground. Do you plan on a portable tank?

My son's 69 Globetrotter has a very small all plastic "wet bath", which in my opinion isn't just everything. He has never used it.

A Globetrotter is a smaller Airstream without much room. Why do you need a shower? Most parks have shower rooms. And you can do a lot of body cleaning with a wet washcloth. You might be able to design a nice sink and toilet for your Globetrotter in the small space you have and don't worry about a shower.

Remember the 5 times rule. It will take you five times longer to put back together whatever you disassemble. You've started a BIG project. Have fun with it.

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The bathroom in my 72 Trade Wind was in bad shape...with rotting floor. In my shell off restoration, I did away with the full bath. As said before, most decent campgrounds will have a shower. I say, let somebody else clean up. I will have a sink and urinal...but I don't want to deal with a shower or a full toilet inside the AS...or the weight of a black tank. I have also installed an outdoor shower...so when I am boon docking, I can rinse off under the stars. LOL.

Don't get frustrated and in a hurry with your gutting. Remember, everything is held together with rivets. Sometimes, you can't see the rivets...but if you are patient and keep looking, you will find them. Dismantle slowly and carefully...and take plenty of pictures. It may be years before you get everything back into your trailer. There are things that you won't remember...and the pictures will help.
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