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Old 01-06-2019, 11:09 AM   #15
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We Just purchased a 2019 globetrotter from colonial. will be picking it up in march. Never really did much RVing but we are planning on retiring soon and seeing the country. We are nervous, excited, and having a bit of anxiety.Looking for some reasurring tips . Not sure if we bit off more than we can chew.
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You will be fine. Lots of great friendly help here. It’s not as bad as some make it out to be. Enjoy.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:13 AM   #16
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My suggestion would be to plan on at least two days at Colonial to thoroughly use every system in the trailer!! Colonial will fix, adjust, replace anything that may need attention, ask your sales person to check every thing before you arrive! There are always items that need attention, I have had several transactions with Colonial and they are a first class operation!!
Your cordial, friendly, understanding attitude will go along way to making the whole experience a great experience.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:29 AM   #17
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Our composting toilet mod

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I wanted to start this thread so owners would have a place to post question, information, and MODs on the modern 27’ Globetrotters.
We have a 2019 Globetrotter 27 FBQ. Our first mod was to install a Nature's Head composting toilet. We had Jackson Center do the work and they did a great job. This allows us to boondock for longer without having to find a dump station. Our gray and black water tanks are combined using a Valterra sewer shut off valve, so our gray water holding capacity is doubled. Our fresh water lasts longer since we are not using it to flush. I empty the pee bottle nightly. The jury is still out on how long we can go before dumping "the solids" but it is looking like two weeks so far. We are still working out how much water to mix with the coconut coir so things work well for us.

At some point I'll post a detailed summary of how the work was done and pictures over in the toilet sub forum, but here's a pic of the installation.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:35 AM   #18
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Our microwave drawer mod

Our 2nd mod was to remove the microwave and turn the drawer into a pantry drawer. We don't use or cook with a microwave so for us it was wasted space. I removed the microwave and stored it at home and we had Jackson Center fabricate the pantry drawer out of the microwave drawer. It was done in a way where I can restore it to being a microwave drawer and reinstall the microwave for resale.

We use the new drawer to put our plates and mugs in. Picture attached.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:49 AM   #19
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Looks like the exact layout of my 2017 International Serenity. Only modifications I have made is to stick suction cup holders in strategic places for hanging clothes, pot holders, and small towels.
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Our Planned Mod

In addition to the two mods I just posted, as I mentioned in this thread we also plan to have Jackson Center convert our lounge to a cabinet with drawers and a counter top using the same materials in our Globetrotter. Below are pics of what it looks like now and one of something like we want to do.
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When we get ours I would like to swap the toilet to an elongated bowl Dometic 320.
We installed a 321 in our 23D and it worked out great!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...let-swap-2902/

Can someone give me the measurement from the center of the toilet base to the wall. And the distance between the back of the toilet and the wall?
My best guess is we will need approx 1 1/4” of space between the toilet and wall to have enough room.
See photo below to see measurements needed.
I went to the GT today and got some measurements for you. Unfortunately I misread your email and got the dimension from the back of the base to the wall, not the center as you had asked.

But from the back of the base to the wall is 5". And from the back of the seating area to the wall is 1". Maybe that will help.

Sorry, I'll try again tomorrow!
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When we get ours I would like to swap the toilet to an elongated bowl Dometic 320.
I may be wrong and can't confirm because ours was replaced with a composting toilet, but I think the toilet that comes "stock" in the Globetrotter is the 320.

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #23
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Beautiful Contemporary Model. Love the Upholstery much more than the International Signature Ultra Leather that you Slide in.
We were set to buy one.
The Local Airstream Dealer said the Best Deal he could offer me was MSRP. Said it would be bad for me if I paid less than MSRP because it would make it hard to resell. What?
We opted for a 25 Foot Safari. Saved almost a Hundred Thousand. Happy Campers. Too bad for the dealer.
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I went to the GT today and got some measurements for you. Unfortunately I misread your email and got the dimension from the back of the base to the wall, not the center as you had asked.

But from the back of the base to the wall is 5". And from the back of the seating area to the wall is 1". Maybe that will help.

Sorry, I'll try again tomorrow!
That’s great thanks. 1” To the wall is great news. I can probably make that work.
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I may be wrong and can't confirm because ours was replaced with a composting toilet, but I think the toilet that comes "stock" in the Globetrotter is the 320.

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Is it an elongated bowl?
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In addition to the two mods I just posted, as I mentioned in this thread we also plan to have Jackson Center convert our lounge to a cabinet with drawers and a counter top using the same materials in our Globetrotter. Below are pics of what it looks like now and one of something like we want to do.
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How are you liking the cream upholstery? That’s the color we are going with.
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Our 2nd mod was to remove the microwave and turn the drawer into a pantry drawer. We don't use or cook with a microwave so for us it was wasted space. I removed the microwave and stored it at home and we had Jackson Center fabricate the pantry drawer out of the microwave drawer. It was done in a way where I can restore it to being a microwave drawer and reinstall the microwave for resale.

We use the new drawer to put our plates and mugs in. Picture attached.
This is very nice. Great idea. Keep them coming guys.
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