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Old 07-30-2018, 02:08 AM   #281
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I can't help either. No boxes are present in our '67.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:25 PM   #282
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I know. It is a secret storage compartment where a guy can stuff a bunch of thousand dollar bills.

Or they are high tech speakers using electromagnetic waves to transmit sounds perfectly.

Or they are catch basins in case a seam or rivet starts leaking rain water above them.

Maybe they were junction boxes for some wiring done years ago.

But actually, I really don't know.

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Old 08-09-2018, 04:48 PM   #283
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No boxes are present in our '67.
I seem to have forgotten what the inside of our Trade Wind looks like. We do have the boxes.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:16 PM   #284
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Probably just extra reinforcement for the roof. I assume the opening is for the Air Conditioner...
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:40 PM   #285
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thinking about bathroom layout

I just clecoed the shower tub in place to envision the new bathroom. Thinking about sawing the bench off at right edge of the tub and building a cabinet with a sink in that space and placing the toilet in the right corner. Nice to have a blank slate to work with.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:16 AM   #286
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The 1966 "airliner" bath design wasn't Airstream's best one. I think the "sink over tub" and console enclosed toilet was a carry over from the 65 and earlier trailers.

The bath design changed in 67 and is better in my view.

Building a sink vanity is what I did. I also located the toilet between the frame rails over my new black tank. I did install a tiny shower stall, and no tub. I have seen better bath designs on these forums. Mine works, but not fancy.

Clean sheet designs are fun, but there always seems to be constraints. Like that big rear window, or waste water tank locations, or the spherical ceiling.

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Old 08-13-2018, 09:02 PM   #287
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The 1966 "airliner" bath design wasn't Airstream's best one. I think the "sink over tub" and console enclosed toilet was a carry over from the 65 and earlier trailers.



The bath design changed in 67 and is better in my view.




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I actually like the 66 “airliner” bath design, with the console toilet and the huge bathroom cabinet as it packs so much stuff into a small space. I love having the area under the toilet console open to the rear hatch. This is where my two golf cart batteries are along with my 1,000 watt inverter and Victron solar controller and 12v panel. Everything is so accessible.

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Old 08-15-2018, 07:15 PM   #288
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You are right about the big cabinet in the bath for toiletries and clothes. You are right about the "one stop servicing" in the rear hatch. I think the bath in the 66 had a lot of floor space because of the bi-fold door, and the hidden toilet. When I went with a free standing toilet between the frame rails, I had to convert to a pocket door.

So yes, the 66 design has advantages. I think the changes in 67 made it even better.

My 75 Overlander bath isn't as handy in various areas. There is a big vanity under the big rear window. There is no hidden toilet, but there is a toilet seat and a very small hidden "clothes hamper" behind it. The wardrobe, or shelved closet (owner's choice) is about the same size. The overheads in the bath are big and hold a lot more stuff than my 66 toiletries cabinet. The tub is in the same location. But the shower is not too good. I will try to improve that a bit. There is very little room in the rear cargo compartment. The holding tank drain manifold is between the bumper and the body. There is fresh water plumbing lines in the rear of the trailer. The cargo compartment is about a foot deep, that is all.

Okay, back to Slats and his 66. I'll stay quiet.

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Old 08-16-2018, 05:10 PM   #289
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Waiting for the electricial or someone like him

Before moving on to today's topic, I need to take a bow to Touring Dan, whose advice I ignore at my peril. I really appreciate his straightforward no nonsense approach to all things Airstream. He reminds me of Emerson's definition of common sense - genius in working clothes. It is good to have someone around to ground me when I take off on my flights of fancy.

That said, I did something somewhat practical today. I built a little cabinet for my new Inteli-Power AC/DC Distribution Panel Converter/Charger. I decided to make it out of cedar, both because it is light weight and, being in the closet, will discourage moths and like critters from settling in. I attached it to the interior wall by buck riveting aluminum angle brackets to the wall at the top and bottom of the cabinet. I used rivet washers to guard against the rivets popping out from road vibrations. Pics below.


Also below are pics of my street side insulation and interior wall progress. It is mostly in place with clecos at this point and I have left the overheard wire runs exposed pending a visit this Monday from my electrician, a guy who comes highly recommended and who does both boat and rv electrical systems. He is going to drop by to assess my wire runs and to see about hooking everything together.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:09 PM   #290
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Electrician sprinkled holy water

Dale Mitchell of Baldwin Kansas dropped by today, looked over my wire runs and said to go ahead and insulate over them and install the walls and ceiling. He will be back after that to help me hook everything up. He suggested two marine deep cycle 12v batteries instead of golf cart batteries.



Progress pics below.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:03 AM   #291
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Looking good.

I may have missed it from one of your previous posts, but what glue did you use to put up the reflectix? and rock wool?

Thanks, Mark
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:53 AM   #292
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I used 3M spray adhesive for both. It comes in two strengths, #77 (red can) and #90 (green can). Use the #90. It is only a couple of bucks more, and well worth it. The cheapest I have found it is at Lowes.
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Hi: I have always understood golf cart 6v batteries have more energy stored in them than the 12v deep cycle batteries. Boondockers like the 6v battery power packs. I did install an AGM group 27 battery in my Overlander as it is a "vent less" battery and I wanted the battery weight over the front of the trailer, not the rear. There are now lithium ion batteries starting to appear with more power, and much more cost.

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Old 08-22-2018, 07:39 PM   #294
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Hi: I have always understood golf cart 6v batteries have more energy stored in them than the 12v deep cycle batteries. Boondockers like the 6v battery power packs. I did install an AGM group 27 battery in my Overlander as it is a "vent less" battery and I wanted the battery weight over the front of the trailer, not the rear. There are now lithium ion batteries starting to appear with more power, and much more cost.



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I am with David on the preference for golf cart batteries over 12v deep cycle batteries. Did he provide a reason for his preference?

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