Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
New Member
1967 17' Caravel
Aurora , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2
Question Floor repair under toilet in '67 Caravel

I bought a '67 Caravel last October in as is condition. This spring, could not get dump valve to work so I took it to Windish RV (Denver, CO). They could not get it to work either, but recommended I pull the access covers from the underside for visual inspection, etc. I pulled the two rear access covers, to find a rotted floor under the toilet/holding tank area. Since I am new at this, I am asking for recommendations on what to do. Also, the fiberglass in the bathroom is in far less than great shape, and the shower floor has been replaced and patched in with tub/tile caulk - looks kind of sloppy. Does the interior need to be disassembled to get the fiberglass bathroom lining out, to accomplish floor repairs? Then the insulation above the access panels was wet (not good). So I have corrosion issues with the aluminum too. It looks like it will be difficult to keep this undercarriagge dry. Anyway, if texts are available on repair methods for this trailer, that would be helpful. By the way, the dump value still does not work. I'd like to use this trailer, rather than have a huge disassembly and repair job this summer, but first things first. Thanks in advance.
kleinrh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 01:42 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
Arlington Hts , Illinois
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 37
Images: 8
Your course of action depends on how severe the damage is and how ambitious and capable you are. Without seeing pics, it sounds to me like you have a fair amount of disassembly ahead of you to get at the rotten floor area. There may be more decay underneath, affecting the positioning of the black water tank. To my dismay, I am working on a similar project right now on my '64 Globetrotter, replacing the black water tank and remounting the toilet.

Best wishes, and sorry I don't have better news for you,

koltys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 05:40 AM   #3
Silver Mist
LI Pets's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Riverhead , New York
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,011
Images: 28
For meaning answers we need pic's.

The short answer is to fiberglass the floor as a temporary fix and replace the rotted floor off season.

LI Pets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 05:47 AM   #4
Rivet Master
yukionna's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,282
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Congrats on the purchase of your '67 Caravel and welcome to the forums!

You have come to the right place for answers. As LI Pets has indicated, photos would help. In the meantime, check out this threads for an idea of the work involved with removing the shell of the trailer to replace the floor.
Good luck and let us know how you make out!
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 06:36 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Aerowood's Avatar
1971 21' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Arvada , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,533
I live in Arvada and am doing a shell on complete floor replacement on this thread: PM me if your want to take a look. I will be putting the remainder of the new floor down this week.
Aerowood is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toilet Replacement 3Ms75Argosy Sinks, Showers & Toilets 22 02-18-2007 07:51 PM
Rear toilet platform rotten, now what?? MontanaArgy Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 9 08-14-2005 06:46 AM
Toilet Overflow bentguy Sinks, Showers & Toilets 4 07-09-2004 03:07 PM
toilet doesn't hold water.... Chuck Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12 10-08-2002 10:03 AM
Toilet valve problem Charles Q Treichel Sinks, Showers & Toilets 1 09-04-2002 10:59 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.