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Old 10-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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close to purchasing '70 27' Overlander - some questions

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been looking for a decent airstream to use as a guest cottage/office - spent a year checking out airstreams and i've noticed they are creeping up in value - even those that are in need of major resto.

found a 1970 27' overlander which has a leak behind the shower wall. it is leaking from the pice of pipe that goes to the shower head.

i guess the question would be is the shower one solid piece? if it is, instead of having to remove the entire fiberglass bathroom shell, can a rectangular cut be made wear the leak is located and the fiberglass piece be re-installed with some sort of aluminium trim and 5200 marine caulk for a tight waterseal?

would appreciate some feedback - thanks in advance!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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I would suspect tour leak is actually from the vent on the outside of the trailer which is just above the point you mention. The vent caps used then are notorious for it. You will need to remove the vent cap, replace the seal around the vent pipe, then reinstall the cap and seal around it as well.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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If you can take a few pictures to post we could get a better idea of you issue and perhaps it will reap some more informed advise. Okay so we want to see your Airstream! Pictures always help and provide a visual record for you
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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AVIATOR - the leak is in the pipe behind shower wall - when water is turned on it leaks from the shower pipe behind wall

the trailer has no external leaks - skin is excellent and trailer is in great shape with the only issue being the leak behind shower wall.

any help repairing appreciated:

1. would like to know if the fiberglass shower section is seperate and can be removed without much trouble?

2. or has anyone cut open the fiberglass shower wall to access the pipes and re-fit the cutout section with some sort of aluminium trim/5200 marine caulk for a less invasive repair?
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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is it a rear bath with tub / shower on the curb side? photos would help.
on my 75 the copper pipe from the valve to where the handheld shower connects behind the fiberglass was cracked from freezing. I had to replace it. in ours there is a fiberglass shelf on the curb side that can be removed to get down behind the valve. if there is alum trim across the shower / bath then it can be removed.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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It is probably leaking at where it goes into the valve. You can cut it out as you said and reapair it. I don't think you will find any other access to behind the shower.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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sorry but i don't have any photos and i haven't purchased it yet - i was hoping owner could send some but he has no pics of bathroom.

**does anyone know if the 1970 overlander shower has the seperate shelf like the 1975 model the owner above described?
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I had to cut thru the bedroom wall in one of my trailers to access the shower valve and repair it
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thanks so much for the information everyone!
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