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Old 02-02-2016, 03:42 PM   #15
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You might be able to see in the photos that the tub is placed against the interior wall of the fabulous 1970's floral patter bathroom wall. There is a bead of silicon caulking to seal the gap. The wall does not overlap the tub as it is done in other models. It seems the tub is screwed in place from the outside before the exterior skin/panel is attached. It boggles my mind if that is indeed how the Argosy was assembled.

I think I will have to cut the screws with either a reciprocating or oscillating saw. Has anyone experienced that same situation?
I don't know how the Argosy trailers were constructed, but your guess that the tub is screwed in place from the outside is highly unlikely. Maybe that entire corner is installed as an assembly, ie., the tub is attached to the surrounding wall and then everying is put in as one piece.
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I would look into a place that makes hot tubs and see if they could use the old tub as a base to build a new tub using fiberglass.
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My Understanding is that there is no replacement available because there was a fire at the Airstream factory/warehouse a number of years ago and the original mold was destroyed. I guess there is not enough demand for a replacement tub to be fabricated so we have to make due with what we have. I am sure I will be able to salvage this tub without having to custom build another. Although worst case I am sure one could have a fiberglass replacement made.
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I would think companies like Bath Fitters who custom fit a unit to go over your home bathtub could possibly do one up. Not sure how flexible they are in the odd-ball design side of their repertoire
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:54 PM   #19
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Once again I tried to remove the tub and I have given up the fight. I believe Belegedhel is correct in his assessment that "Maybe that entire corner is installed as an assembly, ie., the tub is attached to the surrounding wall and then everything is put in as one piece."

In order to remove the tub it looks like I would have to take out the rear window as the tub surround fits under the window flashing. I will repair the tub from the top surface and not from the back side. It won't be as pretty but I cannot see myself going down that road just to make the repair invisible.

Ill keep everyone posted on the ABS repair. Fingers crossed. Ill be trying Plasti-mend.

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Peter, I've "almost" reached the same conclusion on my 73. I can sand and resurface and make everything look good except the area right around the drain. I'm anxious to see how the Plasti-mend works for you. Good luck.
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If the Plasti-mend works...and you will want to use the tub for a bit to be sure it holds, then you can use one of the bathtub re-coating kits to restore a uniform finish. They are usually epoxy, but since the tub is never permanently submerged under water, a 2-part urethane finish will also spray nicely on it and give you a shiny finish that epoxy can't always achieve. You can get the 2-part urethane at a boat chandler.
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