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 07-16-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
New Member
1966 26' Overlander
Cedar Falls , IA
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 1
1966 Overlander - lots of questions

Recent purchase of "LL" I call him the initials of the prior owner. Sat for 14 years with no attention. I have replaced all the window seals and recaulked around the vents. No leaks now. There is a soft spot by the front door, seems minor, dry rot in the bathroom which is extensive enough to go under the toilet but no further. I have tried to remove the bathroom tub/sink/toilet in one piece without removing the partition walls adjoining.

I understand now the rear to front original build issue of this task.

I don't want this to be a multi-year project, but not sure where to go from here.

I want to redo the plumbing, but so far I see no good threads with true details of the piece by piece items and good idea of how and where to position them. Meaning, my black tank is bad and I think a gray tank is in order. Where do these go? How do they connect? With the kitchen on the opposite side of the water lines, the plumbing does not make much sense. Have others switched the sink to the curb side? Would this help?

Who can assist me with a schematic, parts used to boost me along.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190714_113536.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	385.1 KB
ID:	346833   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190630_143446.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	407.1 KB
ID:	346834  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190606_185850.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	584.0 KB
ID:	346835   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190608_142352.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	220.8 KB
ID:	346836  

2manycars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 06:25 PM   #2
Rivet Master

1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,623
Congratulations on your 66. Our Safari was gutted when we bought it and it took almost a year to renovate. You are correct on the rear bath. If all bulkheads and cabinetry were out, it would go out the door upside down and backwards. Our plumbing comes off the front freshwater tank, picks up the shore water on the street side, then around the rear picking up the toilet, sink, shower and terminating at the kitchen sink. I would think you could run all new Uponor Whirsbo PEX without much problem. You may need to detach your rear bath and raise it enough for floor repairs and plumbing for the tub drain. We eliminated the ďPĒ trap under the tub and went with a Hepvo trap. Much easier. As far as the black and grey tanks, you will need to remove part of you belly pan to install a grey. Our black and grey do not mix. We have separate gate valves. Iím sure someone must have a plumbing schematic. Good luck and when someone makes a post on this thread, it moves back up as a new post. So, those who didnít read it initially, may see it now and lend a suggestion. Oh, just noticed your gas shut off valve inside the living space. You may want to check on that.
Bubba L is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 07:36 PM   #3
Rivet Master
68 TWind's Avatar
1968 24' Tradewind
Oxford, , Mississippi
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,564
My good friend Tom put this together back in the day when he redid his 67 Overlander.
Should be a lot of good info for you.
Bruce & Rachel
68 Trade Wind
2001 Toyota Tundra
68 TWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 09:07 PM   #4
Rivet Master
TouringDan's Avatar
1966 24' Tradewind
1995 34' Excella
Lynchburg , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,086
Looks like you found a good original 66 Overlander. We have a 66 Tradewind and love it. The bathroom is mostly original except we replaced the toilet with a porta potty and the black water tank is now for gray water only. We redid the plumbing and made extensive floor repairs. You might take a look at my renovation thread- Danís 66 Tradewind Improvements.

TouringDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2019, 04:21 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
Rhino33's Avatar

1966 22' Safari
1980 31' International
Versailles , Indiana
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 245
Congratulations on your new addition. We also have a '66 and have done extensive work on the plumbing, particularly in the rear bath. I am also interested in any recommendations regarding the addition of a grey tank, but based on past assistance we received with both Luci and Betty (our 1980 International), this is the best place to obtain it.

Don't hesitate to ask anything and the photos are a great help!
Robb, Jenn & The Brown Dog (Dex)
Maizie, The Black Dog, May You Rest Peacefully
1966 Safari 22
WBCCI #4447
AIR #70157
Rhino33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 12:30 AM   #6
4 Rivet Member
1967 26' Overlander
Spartanburg , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 438
We have a still mostly original '67 Overlander Land Yacht which is a family heirloom. You might find helpful a product called "Git Rot" which is great to rehabilitate soft spots in the plywood floor which are still intact and Captain Tolley's leak finder for window leaks. I believe I found both on Amazon. Hope you enjoy many years of pleasure with your find.
Jacob D 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
1963 Overlander Restoration - Lots of questions, any help appreciated ThePooches General Repair Forum 13 09-26-2017 03:46 PM
1977 Airstream Overlander 27' with title, nice, lots of pics,lots of new updates eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 06-15-2012 10:50 PM
New guy with lots of questions Didgiman Member Introductions 2 05-11-2006 11:01 AM
Lots of questions Becky B. Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 14 04-21-2006 08:05 PM
lots of questions... Trent Stream General Repair Forum 3 10-07-2005 01:05 PM

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 02:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.