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Old 02-18-2019, 04:59 AM   #407
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I opted to completely seal off my rear hatch. Given their tendency to leak and fall off en route I sealed it up with a thin bead of Trempro outside (allowing later access if I change my mind) and installed insulation and an interior panel over the access panel. I wanted the interior space more than an outdoor accessible storage area. When welding my frame i expanded the size of the rear bumper storage area for the slinky an other items.

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I don’t have any personal experience with composting toilets but several full timers sure seem to like them. Given I had them already, I’m going to initially use a standard toilet / black tank but may migrate to a composting toilet after I learn and hear more about them. The above floor black tank is a good suggestion if you end up not wanting to use a composting toilet. I like the fact that it would remain warm in the winter. No one wants a sh!t-cicle in their trailer in the winter.

I plan to place my bathroom sink in the curb side rear corner. The layout will look something like this:

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Old 02-18-2019, 10:02 AM   #408
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Brian - That is exactly what I plan to do regarding the bathroom sink, but flipped around for the street side corner.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:18 PM   #409
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And here, again, is the sink I would love to put in, if I can ever get the folks at the Gage Hotel in Marathon TX to find out where they got them when the place was rehabbed back in the late 70s.
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I sure like your rear bumper storage area. Let the rain fall, and then fall out of the way. My 75 will be similar.

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Old 02-19-2019, 06:45 AM   #411
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Dale and Terry get a '66 Tradewind

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Nice bumper storage design and tow hitch capability.

Lots of different ways to skin the cat. I love my rear hatch for access to the toilet (Curve porta potty), batteries, converter, inverter, 12v panel, solar controller and other stuff. I do worry about loosing my hatch cover.

My new bumper storage area is not open but the water drains out just fine.

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Dan - your nice and tidy electronics in the rear compartment are a work of art. I can see why you like it. Regarding the receiver on my rear bumper, it's not welded to tow but rather for a bike rack or platform for firewood, etc. Obviously I'll need to watch the weight of whatever is attached so I don't promote trailer sway. Keep fighting the good fight fellas. Our trailers are inching along towards user ready.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:06 AM   #413
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Slats , I was in Marathon all week end , only live 40 miles from the Gage . If I had known would have asked . I do know the contractor that dia the remodel has died a while back . But I do know one of the architects that worked on it . I’ll see if I can get any info this week .
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One of you vintage Airstream renovators needs to engineer a hinge assembly for our exterior compartment doors. My 75 Overlander has "removable doors" that are just waiting for me to forget to lock them before towing. The wife's 86 Limited has hinged doors that won't fly off. They swing downwards so they are out of the way. My son lost his fridge maintenance door on the highway but happened to find it.

I'm going to work on those compartment doors. I don't like those goofy Airstream "hinge hooks".

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That would be great if you could find out how to get one of those sinks. I’d love to have a Gage reminder like that in the Tradewind. I’ve stayed there on the way to Big Bend more times than I can remember.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:24 PM   #416
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mild progress

I got the room dividers (I hesitate to call something so thin walls) coated with stain blocker and set in place just for looking at today. I also stripped the dark varnish from the door frames and uncovered some pretty nice wood grain, walnut, I think. I kind of like the white dividers with the woodwork accents.
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The White looks great . But I could not get any info on the sinks . Keep up the good work . Blue
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The white walls with wood trim accents look very nice.
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Your dividers do look nice in white. Makes the trailer look bigger and brightens the light. I think light colors are good for "accents" as you mentioned.

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Looks great! I like it too. Are your cabinets going to be wood colored or painted?

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