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Old 03-15-2019, 04:46 PM   #15
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Winter Projects: Bathroom Facelift

While we love the layout of the '67 rear bath, we weren't enthralled with the color.

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We want to go with a lighter, more open feel as we rebuild, and decided to repaint the bath white. For the Tub and rear end cap, I used the brush-on Rustoleum Tub and Tile 2-part epoxy. While not perfect, I am pretty happy with the results on the tub. I am not sure it was the best choice for the end cap, but we shall see when everything comes back together.

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I used Homax Tough as Tile on the sink because I ran out of the Rustoleum and couldn't source it locally. It did not turn out well. Looks like reptile skin now, but is usable. I am not sure if I am going to try to sand it down and try again, leave it as is, or make a new counter and sink.

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For the other plastic components, I used BIN Primer. So far, I am pleased with how that covered and looks. We may end up adding some color, which is why I went with a primer to start.

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I also used the BIN primer on the interior skins when I took them off. After scrubbing and cleaning them, I just painted right over the vinyl. So far I've had no issues. It doesn't crack or peel when the skins flex, and both plastic components and skins have faired well through the -50 degree lows we've had this winter.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:12 PM   #16
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Looking good, it just takes time and perseverance.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:51 PM   #17
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1. I wish I had a way to flip the frame over. Working on my back with the angle grinder was hazardous. Painting on my back was just annoying.
2. I wish I paid more attention to the door. The PO had replaced that section of subfloor, and I didn't realize the small cut out for the door frame. Thats one of the things I need to go back and fix.
I understand both issues completely. We had our frame sandblasted because I thought the sand would get into the nooks and crannies better, but the cost... The POR is surely difficult from underneath! I was fortunate to be on a concrete floor with a creeper, but the paint gets everywhere. Gloves helped--some.

Why can't our previous owners have figured out what the rotted floor looked like? What a pain to try to cut the plywood with a chisel and other devices once the shell was back on!

You've started a great thread.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:45 AM   #18
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Looking forward to following your progress. Good job on all of the pics so far.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:37 PM   #19
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Winter Project: Window Screens and Screen Door

All, thank you for your encouragement!

Another one of the projects for this winter was refinishing the window screens and screen door. This was a very easy project that provided great results. The hardest part was the prep, but after some scraping, brushing, and sanding they were ready to go!

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I primed them with self-etching primer, then painted with Rustoleum Enamel. The finish is softer than I would have hoped, but does look much better than before.

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Finally, I used aluminum screen to finish the job.

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Old 03-24-2019, 12:28 PM   #20
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Over the winter I also gave the old range hood some love. It had some rust damage from water seeping in, the fan motor didnít work, and it just needed a little face lift.

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Got nearly all the rust off, and decided to prime with Rustoleum Rust Reformer. I also found a new fan motor and blade. I had to make some modifications to the mount to accommodate the new motor, and then increase the shaft diameter for the fan blade. I wasnít able to find the right combination of motor and fan with the right blade and shaft diameter.

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I decided I wanted to add some lights directly to the Range hood. I had two extra LED lights that I wasnít using for the recessed lighting throughout the trailer, so in they went! Add a new switch after repainting, and another small project out of the way before summer!

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Old 03-24-2019, 08:16 PM   #21
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Nice work on the range hood. I like the lights you added.

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Old 04-11-2019, 09:38 AM   #22
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Thanks Dan!

I havenít done a lot of physical work on Otis in a couple weeks, but Iíve been putting some effort into planning out the waste water and fresh water systems.

I am about 90% sure I want to go with a composting toilet to remove the requirement for a black tank, since the original design only accommodated one tank.

Currently, I am trying to estimate how much gray and fresh water capacity I will need. Having never camped like this before, I would really appreciate your feedback!

I understand usage really depends on the two of us, but right now my design requirements are for two adults, for 4 days. I donít think we will often, or ever, go boondocking longer than that.

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:52 AM   #23
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Amazon will ship the Nature Head composter to your door Prime. ;-) Had one shipped out by chena lakes a year ago. We are currently redoing a 18 footer and a 1967 safari. Wish I would have known you were here. I had some leftover parts. We had to go shell off for our safari as the floor and frame had very significant issues.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:56 AM   #24
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Let me know if you need any help with anything on it. I have tools and a tiny bit of know how. I do know electrical though. :-)
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:05 AM   #25
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Badpaddler, would love to meet up at some point. I wasnít sure there was anyone else crazy enough to take on an Airstream Reno this far north! Sounds like you are a bit further along than I am, and Iíd love to see what youíve done!
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Badpaddler, would love to meet up at some point. I wasnít sure there was anyone else crazy enough to take on an Airstream Reno this far north! Sounds like you are a bit further along than I am, and Iíd love to see what youíve done!
Definitely. Our safari has stalled out right now. I have the aluminum walls in, but have been waiting for it to warm up to do the segmented end caps. Spent a tons of money at alaska steel for aluminum for sure. We are completely redoing everything from cabinets to plumbing, wiring, etc... the 58 18 footer is a more simple reno.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:07 PM   #27
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I am about 90% sure I want to go with a composting toilet to remove the requirement for a black tank, since the original design only accommodated one tank.

Currently, I am trying to estimate how much gray and fresh water capacity I will need. Having never camped like this before, I would really appreciate your feedback!

I understand usage really depends on the two of us, but right now my design requirements are for two adults, for 4 days. I donít think we will often, or ever, go boondocking longer than that.

Thanks for your thoughts!
Dan

If you are only talking about 4 days, you might consider a Curve porta potty. I have attached a photo, but there are more photos and discussion in the trailer renovation thread- Danís 66 Tradewind Improvements.

The advantages are: it is cheap, about $150; it is light, less than 10 lbs; it is smaller, so it fits within the console. If you install it and you donít like it, you can then install the composting toilet. You havenít lost anything except $150. We like it and no need for a black tank.

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