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Old 01-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #21
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I found the all-season mats from the Rav make a good surface when using the outside shower. Keeps dirt from splashing up.

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Old 01-12-2010, 05:37 AM   #22
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I found the all-season mats from the Rav make a good surface when using the outside shower. Keeps dirt from splashing up.

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Good double use of something you already have along on the trip. Great idea!
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:15 PM   #23
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

These are pictures of my prototype sink in the down and up positions. The bolts will be flush mounted and the shelf for the faucet will painted enamal white with a soap dispenser and tooth brush holder. The sink is easily removed via two hinge pins. Everything metal is stainless steel.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:17 PM   #24
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

These are pictures (hard to take a pic in the bathroom!) of the sink in the approximate place it will be mounted. When up it clears my shoulder seated and the kids can leave it down when they use the bathroom.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:45 PM   #25
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Hi: Thane... I get the picture...but how does it drain Is there a cross member 1x2 in the wall by the stove counter to mount the sink into? Look in the oak paneling for tell tale signs of staples. Alf
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #26
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom


I don't get how it drains in the up or down position.

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Old 01-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #27
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

I totally dig it.. It's a usable sink!!

The drainage issue could be a flexible plastic tube (ridged) that forms a P-trap near the "hinged area" when the sink is down and when the sink is up the P-trap basically "un-curls" allowing the sink to be in the Up/stowed away position.. If that makes sense.. just an idea..

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Old 01-31-2010, 12:30 AM   #28
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Thane is a master of ideas and their implementation. Check out his postings from November of 2008!
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:11 AM   #29
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Jeffz has it right and thanks SandraL for the kind words.

A flexible drain hose similar to this http://www.rvupgradestore.com/index....OD&ProdID=2361 (except without the shown fittings) will go from the sink to a white PVC pipe mounted on the wall. The white PVC pipe will go through the wall and over the furnace; it will have a thermal sleeve to protect it from any furnace heat. The white PVC pipe will connect to the existing black PVC vent pipe next to the furnace; this vent pipe is under the cooktop.

When the sink is down the flexible drain hose forms a P trap. When the sink is up the flexible drain hose is somewhat taut and the sink stopper will keep out odors.

This picture shows blue tape where the wall next to the cooktop is supported by framing. The top tape lines are for the support for the cabinets above the cooktop. The bottom tape lines are for the support for the galley countertop. The vertical tape lines are for a support for the wall.

The white PVC pipe for the flexible drain line and small hot and cold water lines will penetrate the shower wall below the bottom tape lines. The hot and cold water lines will be rigid white trailer plumbing that connects to the water lines under the galley sink; they will have a thermal sleeve to protect them from any furnace heat.

The sink will be mounted to the right of the vertical tapes lines, at about that the same level.

The only part that worries me is increasing the strength of the aft shower wall. I’ll need to cut it open and slide a structural support (plywood or marine plastic sheet perhaps 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick) between the aft shower wall and the original framing. The structural support will attach to the framing supports noted by the blue tape lines. I may add a few bolts to attach the structural support to a wooden spice rack that I may add above the cooktop. I’ll patch the shower wall with a sheet of pre-cured fiberglass sheeting perhaps the approximate size of the entire aft wall so that it would not be obvious.

It’ll probably work; I just don’t want to cut open my beloved trailer.

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Old 01-31-2010, 02:32 PM   #30
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

I know this sounds crazy.. but what about an aluminum tube (square) that can be bolted on the inside of the shower (width wise) an attach the sink to it.. (Visualize a towel rack).. Not to sure if that's easier to deal with, but the aluminum would kind-of match the sink and maybe just as secure.. That way you wouldn't have to patch up the wall..

anyway just a thought..
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