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Old 07-31-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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waterleaks everywhere

I purchased my 1969 overlander 27' last spring and I was ready to take it camping next week. I thought I located and fixed all the busted pipes but last week I noticed the commode leaking. Well I trird to fix that and would you know the water heater leakes and there are leakes under the sink/shower.
So bite the bullet I better take it all apart and replace all the damage.
Any tips as to where to start???
Im confused as to how to get under the sink and behind the shower.

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Old 08-04-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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I removed the bathroom of my '71 safari this past weekend and it's not as difficult as you think. Almost everything is held together with rivets which you'll find behind pieces of trim. I wasn't able to salvage some of the plastic trim but found out it's easily replaced with "boat vinyl". Unfortunately there's no other way to properly make the repairs. It's also a good time to check the floor and frame underneath. Good luck!

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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If you're using vinyl replacement tubing, cut the copper line somewhere under the bed, and slide it out through the rear compartment. You can do the same with the copper lines under the sink, just unhook it from the sink and pull it out.
To put it back in, slide the replacement in through the rear compartment, under/behind the shower, feed it along through the side compartment under the bed, and up to the sink area. You can so this with both hot and cold lines.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:20 AM   #4
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Take Overlander63's advice 1 step further. If the pipes go somewhere you can't reach, tape the flexible plastic pipe to the old pipe first. The curvature of the plastic may not follow straight from hole to hole in an unaccessable area. I do this when fishing electrical wires. I've also used a piece of plastic inside corner trim molding from the hardware store as it is stiff yet flexible.

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Old 08-05-2009, 05:26 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone who have responded. The project seems do-able now
I will posr final reports as they happen
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