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Old 09-04-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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Flying Cloud bathroom - 1952?

Hello folks,

I'm looking for some suggestions regarding bathroom installation in '52 Flying Cloud. Has anyone done this and if so do you have some suggestions on how to proceed? I really want a toilet and sink and would love to have a shower as well. Any info greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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Have included link to a layout/floor plan of a 1954 Flying Cloud. Unfortunately, our bathroom had been converted to a closet so cannot show any pictures of ours.

Good luck.


http://www.airstream.net/members/doc...954FCflyer.pdf
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Old 09-04-2003, 04:41 PM   #3
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Hey 54 Flying Cloud,

Thanks so much for sharing the literature. Most helpful.

Perhaps you could answer another question -- what is the first year that bathrooms were available in Flying Clouds? Just trying to learn more about these early models. I'm mostly familiar with 59-61 Airstreams and they have bathrooms.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-25-2005, 05:39 PM   #4
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Bathroom in '51 Flying Cloub

I've got a bathroom in my '51. It may be the stock location, right behind the wheel well on the street side. I've redone it and I will take some pictures in the next week and figure out how to post them. It's small, but works fine. The trailer came with the area already designated for bathroom but it had a raised floor to the height of the wheel well and a porta potti on that. I've ripped all that out, put in a solid waste tank, a sealand toilet, and am just now plumbing it. I'm not real excited about cutting the hole in the ceiling to run the tank vent but it's got to be done. It has an ugly door on it right now as it came but I will change that once I get all the other things done. Let me know what all you want pictures of so I don't miss anything that's important to you. Also, I did not set mine up for a shower, but it could be done using the right wall board and sealant I suppose.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:22 PM   #5
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I've got a bathroom in my '51. It may be the stock location, right behind the wheel well on the street side. I've redone it and I will take some pictures in the next week and figure out how to post them. It's small, but works fine. The trailer came with the area already designated for bathroom but it had a raised floor to the height of the wheel well and a porta potti on that. I've ripped all that out, put in a solid waste tank, a sealand toilet, and am just now plumbing it. I'm not real excited about cutting the hole in the ceiling to run the tank vent but it's got to be done. It has an ugly door on it right now as it came but I will change that once I get all the other things done. Let me know what all you want pictures of so I don't miss anything that's important to you. Also, I did not set mine up for a shower, but it could be done using the right wall board and sealant I suppose.
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I have a 57 FC with streetside bathroom which will have toilet, sink and shower. Shower is stainless tray that is plumbed. My question is how to hook up toilet & shower to exit blackwater outlet. Should I have a small blackwater tank under toilet? Bought trailer and tore out cobbled plumbing.Thanks jpmarek@yahoo.com
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:28 PM   #6
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I have a 57 FC with streetside bathroom which will have toilet, sink and shower. Shower is stainless tray that is plumbed. My question is how to hook up toilet & shower to exit blackwater outlet. Should I have a small blackwater tank under toilet? Bought trailer and tore out cobbled plumbing.Thanks jpmarek@yahoo.com
My '72 has a small black tank under the toilet, on top of the floor. Which means that you need a low profile toilet. I just installed a Sealand low profile yesterday, works out great.
You won't want to plumb your shower into the black tank. Unless you exclusively use full hook-ups. The shower is going to fill it up too fast IMO.
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My '72 has a small black tank under the toilet, on top of the floor. Which means that you need a low profile toilet. I just installed a Sealand low profile yesterday, works out great.
You won't want to plumb your shower into the black tank. Unless you exclusively use full hook-ups. The shower is going to fill it up too fast IMO.
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I did not hook up a shower yet but when I do it will drain to the grey waste tank. the toilet is a sealand low profile and it does require a 3" outlet to the black waste tank. I have set my bathroom up with a raised floor to allow for the shower pan to drain to the grey tank when I do finish the shower. I also have the tanks inside at this point but am intending to move them to under the trailer. At this time I do not have the belly pan installed and am not sure I will put one on it. I've got my trailer sitting quite low as the car we tow it with is lowered quite a bit so I could see a belly pan taking a severe beating. The tanks are low profile so I can tuck them up at the axle. For now they fit and work fine inside with no problems other than having lost a bit of storage space. As noted by Dave, if you have the shower drain to your black tank and you are not at a campsite with full hookups you will be filling that tank up very quickly. Also, you will need to make sure you have a P trap on that shower, and remember, if the black tank overfills you will have an ugly mess in your shower pan.

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Hello folks,

I'm looking for some suggestions regarding bathroom installation in '52 Flying Cloud. Has anyone done this and if so do you have some suggestions on how to proceed? I really want a toilet and sink and would love to have a shower as well. Any info greatly appreciated.
I have a 1954 FC with a bathroom. I would like to completely restore the toilet as original as possible. The black water tank is fiberglass perhaps 7-8 gallon capacity and fittings are all nonstandard. But there are advantages to the system including a vent from the back of the stool pedestal to the vent stack. My problem is the pedestal is cast iron and the working parts are rusted enough the spring won't close the trap. I think there are compression springs on each side of the shaft accessible by very small working ports. Again the rust interferes with function. Did you have any luck with your project? If so will you share ideas? Thanks
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Our '51 FC had no original bathroom (a PO had built what I can only assume was a curbside bathroom--a room with a hole through the floor/belly pan that had a smell which can only be described as 'unique'). The interior was a wreck and the original rear bunks were gone so I'm in the process of building a rear bath in the end cap. The whole deal sits on the grey tank (under the subfloor and held in place by newly welded in frame supports) and the shower pan and lav sink drain directly therein. The toilet is composting, so no need for a black tank. Not a 'stock' floor plan, but it's got decent space and is what will best suit our needs.
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