Hey Folks…New to the forum and a new owner of a 1970 Land Yacht International. I am already into my first project. The angle support the blackwater tank decided to succumb to the forces of gravity on the way home. The brackets are rotted out as is the a good deal of the galvanized pan holding the tank. After removing the tank, and admittedly a bit concerned about what other gremlins I might find, I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of everything. The rear portions of the frame have some minor surface rust, but the remaining sections in underneath the belly pan still have most of the factory black coating on them…same with the cross members.
The only problem I found is the about 4 inches of the back plywood is rotted (rear bath). I’ve been using the search feature here, and the summation is that they have floor rot or they did and it’s been fixed. I feel like I caught mine early…
I understand there is a rear plate that holds the body to the plywood. I was hoping a few folks might be able to look at the pics and tell me if this a gut the bathroom to access that rear plate and repair, or if its something that can be addressed from below. I am still trying to sift through the forum threads to gain a good understanding of ins and outs and what exactly I am looking at... Gutting the bathroom doesn’t scare me, but I also don’t care to make more work than I need to – having said that – I need it to be done right. I don’t like to half ass things…
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Thanks in advance for your time,