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Old 12-08-2010, 08:35 AM   #21
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Lady,

Yes, of course. We looked at that exact model when we were buying ours, and I now remember it clearly. Actually, the one we looked at had a brand new frame with 6" steel members, and the furnace, water heater, and cooktop had all been converted to diesel.

They had put all the money into those things though, and left some very odd things. For example, if you looked out the drain of the shower, you could see the ground. And the interior was 100% original, but minus the flooring.

Needless to say, it didn't gain many points with the DW, so off we went.

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:57 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=RV H-D Lady;924503]Aage, my black tank sits right on top of the floor, with a platform built on top and around it. The toilet sits on top of the platform.


Actually only the top of the tank sits above the floor. You'll see the rest of it if you remove the belly pan. I believe the tank is really sort of "L" shaped. It's a shame they put such small tanks in our trailers. George.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:19 AM   #23
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I'm hoping the picture will attach to show my black tank sitting on top of the floor... About 95% sits above the floor with a small section where the slide vavle attaches sitting below the floor in a spot where the floor had been cut out.

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Old 12-09-2010, 07:35 PM   #24
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I see what you mean Sally. It's only a 10 gal. tank, so maybe not much is below the floor. Honestly, if your going to go thru the trouble to replace it, I would see if you could get a bigger one to fit. Of course that would require modifying the box that the two tanks sit in from underneath. Just a thought. George.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:44 PM   #25
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How do you remove the shower pan in a 1978 Tradewind? The pan is loose and seems to spin around the drain so it seems like that is the only connection point. I tried to unscrew the drain and started to spin but the spokes inside the drain snapped and I have no way of rotating it. Will I need to cut the pipe underneath the shower pan to remove it?
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:25 PM   #26
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How do you remove the shower pan in a 1978 Tradewind? The pan is loose and seems to spin around the drain so it seems like that is the only connection point. I tried to unscrew the drain and started to spin but the spokes inside the drain snapped and I have no way of rotating it. Will I need to cut the pipe underneath the shower pan to remove it?

I had the same experience on my 76 Tradewind. I ended up going from underneath and either unscrewing the tailpipe or just cutting it off. My drain was super corroded. Good luck!


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Old 08-27-2014, 07:24 AM   #27
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I also got mine from underneath. The belly pan had a screw-off panel directly underneath the drain. Once I got that off, it was easy to see what to do.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #28
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My 73 Argosy is in the same shape as the before pics and I'm not looking forward to this job. I figure the twin beds and everything aft of them must come out. Am I right?
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I had the same experience on my 76 Tradewind. I ended up going from underneath and either unscrewing the tailpipe or just cutting it off. My drain was super corroded. Good luck!


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Got it out fairly easily thankfully. I just pulled a little harder and and it popped right off. Thanks for the info though!
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:01 AM   #30
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WAHOO!! I got the shower pan out. It only took one length of metal strip hammered under the pan, then voila, it popped up. And here's some pictures of what's underneath....... It's not a very pretty. Guess I'll put in a new black tank while I'm at it.
Thank you SO MUCH for posting pics. I feel like not enough people do. No I feel more comfortable tackling my own shower pan.
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