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Old 01-31-2010, 04:49 PM   #31
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Good idea but I couldn't figure out a way to tie the support into the trailer frames. Let me know if you think of way; I am always open to suggestions.

If you push softly on the outboard and aft shower walls you'll note that (at least on mine) the wall flexes and there is a gap between the shower wall (the fiberglass liner) and the rest of the trailer. That gap is fine as it keeps the fiberglass liner from rubbing on the rest of the trailer but it makes it hard to mount anything heavy on the wall.

For a while I considered injecting foam into the hollow wooden wall between the cooktop and the shower (from the cooktop side of the wall) and then injecting foam into the space between the shower liner and that same wall (from the shower side of the wall). I would mount the sink in the same area and add bolts through the walls and into a wooden spice rack to cover the injection holes above the cooktop and provide a tension support.

I am not sure how a foam installation would hold up. It would be easy to do and if it failed I could go back to cutting a hole to remove the foam and use my original thought of a stuctural support about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Sorry this is may be hard to read, it's difficult to put the concept on paper.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:45 PM   #32
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Are there any structural horizontal pieces of wood in that general area? (I don't know what to call them, even if they exist.) Maybe a call to Reace might help.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:07 PM   #33
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

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Good idea but I couldn't figure out a way to tie the support into the trailer frames. Let me know if you think of way; I am always open to suggestions.

If you push softly on the outboard and aft shower walls you'll note that (at least on mine) the wall flexes and there is a gap between the shower wall (the fiberglass liner) and the rest of the trailer. That gap is fine as it keeps the fiberglass liner from rubbing on the rest of the trailer but it makes it hard to mount anything heavy on the wall.

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Just talking out loud here, but it seems to me if you foam it and the foam doesn't provide enough support, you'll play hell getting any wooden support in there. I'd consider cutting a rectangular hole in the wall just large enough to fit a slab of wood in the gap. Coat the wood with gorilla glue and use some small (temporary) screws to hold it in place. Do you know the depth of the gap between the walls?

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Old 02-01-2010, 11:23 PM   #34
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Thanks for the thoughts. If the foam didn't work then I would I would have to cut a pretty big hole in the fiberglass shower liner anyway to install a support like a sheet of plywood that was big enough to mate with the existing supports for the cabinets above the cooktop and the galley countertop. Taking out the failed foam would be fairly easy, though messy.

The gap to fill is small, 1/4 to 1/2 inch but the problem is making sure everything ties into structural supports, not cabinet facing material.

I sort of have a way to maybe cut a 15 inch wide by 12 to 24 inch high hole in the fiberglass shower liner and snake in a piece of plywood 14 inches wide by 48 inches or so, but I fear I'll need a much taller hole to do it right. Anyhow, thanks for the ideas.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:37 PM   #35
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom


I can't read this thread any longer. It is causing me too much pain.

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No holes were drilled in reaching this conclusion.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:56 AM   #36
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

I'm with you Glen. My bathroom sink is looking bigger and bigger with every post!
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:55 AM   #37
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Hi: HokieEscape...Dan In your line of work you should be quite comfortable with a drill...and using a small sink Alf
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:51 PM   #38
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Re: installing a sink in the bathroom

Terrifying thought....holes in the trailer. Especially since they went to such effort to keep it holeless...yes, I know the outside. But I also understand why you want the sink....little friends like e coli. I think if you can find any stuctural areas to one diagonal board it would probably require the least demolition and provide more support than plywood would. But as you said.....it's cutting that hole..........that removeable sink is a fabulous thought and find. As everyone has pointed out ....call Reese......imagination will only take us to how big a hole you are going to cut.
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