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Old 05-25-2013, 03:36 AM   #29
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Run new 110v and a new box. Chuck all the old electrical panel stuff... Wire it like you would a house. Add new boxes with ground fault protection. They are cheap. The existing wire is better than what you could get these days. Check it carefully. Get a new converter. I added protection for the wire where needed. Last thing you’ll need is a short in the wiring. DON’T forget to add new carbon and propane detectors. With a new DC panel with new fuses. IF you do it now it could save you and your family.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #30
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Right now my wife and I are really trying to come to an agreement about the layout. When we do I will order new tanks. There was no gray tank and I have no idea where the fresh water tank was. It was not there when we got the trailer. I know they historically were under the front window. I plan to put a new one into the frame box. I read some of the comments about the belly pan and I think I am going to elect to keep it off. Just leave the part that curves under the trailer up to the front to back frame member. This will give me access to the tanks and allow me to build a frame to hold them that hangs down from the 4 inch frames current space.

Thisisliving, I did take out the wiring when I was cleaning the inside. I really debated about it because it really looked pretty good. There was also a lot of wiring that was just run that was never used. Some of T.V. antennae wire too, you know that flat brown stuff. I had not seen that in years.

Most of the rubber grommets that the wire ran through look great. I will try and find some more for any new runs I may need to make.

This is the hard part for me. Laying it all out and visualizing what could be. But I have a lot of work to do before I need to be too worried about that. Lots of frame work is sitting right there waiting for me.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #31
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You can find grommets for running your wire through at Lowes. They have a few different sizes.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #32
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Used a grinder with a wire wheel to clean up the hitch, took off the old jack that was rusted and not working and got a new one. Put a metal prep on the hitch and wheel wells. I think it turned out pretty good.



Now I need to get some new tanks and weld in supports.



I do have some questions. I would like to do a small bathroom in the back. I only have about 21" from the side of the trailer to the rear window. Is it possible to get a toilet and sink, maybe a wet bath in a 21" width? I will try and create a picture of the layout I am thinking of. I have to get this done so I can order a black and gray tank and get the floor back in. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #33
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I would like to do a small bathroom in the back. I only have about 21" from the side of the trailer to the rear window. Is it possible to get a toilet and sink, maybe a wet bath in a 21" width?
i see where you are going. if you put the bath on the passenger side (i think, maybe its the drivers side - you better check), the forward wall can be a bit wider because when you are looking in the rear view mirror from the drivers seat, i's at an angle, and from that position you can see the whole window even if one wall is wider than 21". I am looking at a similar issue with the bath for my 57. i just have to remember what side it is
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:02 PM   #34
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Just an idea: you could extend your bathroom over the window. That's the original layout in my 1961 Bambi. In the pic, if you can visualize the center of the trailer(placement of the fan at top) you can see that the bathroom covers about 5-6" of the window. The curtain runs through the gap at the rear of the wall to cover the BR portion.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:01 AM   #35
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i see where you are going. if you put the bath on the passenger side (i think, maybe its the drivers side - you better check), the forward wall can be a bit wider because when you are looking in the rear view mirror from the drivers seat, i's at an angle, and from that position you can see the whole window even if one wall is wider than 21". I am looking at a similar issue with the bath for my 57. i just have to remember what side it is
NJtoNC - I think I see what your talking about. I made a bad drawing from ms paint.



I can see how that would work. I am not sure it is on the right side for the view part you were talking about through the rear view mirror.

Thanks for the input. It all helps me to see how it can work.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:05 AM   #36
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Just an idea: you could extend your bathroom over the window. That's the original layout in my 1961 Bambi. In the pic, if you can visualize the center of the trailer(placement of the fan at top) you can see that the bathroom covers about 5-6" of the window. The curtain runs through the gap at the rear of the wall to cover the BR portion.
Ragin-cajun - Thanks for your input too. Your picture is helpful. I have thought about just splitting the window. How does that work logistically for you? I guess you would just have to do the lock on the window on both sides of the wall to open it. Does it feel awkward? Do you have any problems with that set up? Here is what this would be like.



Do you have more pictures of your bathroom? I would really like to see how it is set up on the inside.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:12 AM   #37
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Banjoboy, yes, to open the window, I have to unlatch the BR side first, but the crank is above the stove, so it's not difficult to open--and the whole unit is SMALL so reaching around the wall is really easy! :-)

I'll be glad to get some pics for you, but it'll be first week of July before I can do it--sorry. It's locked up in storage and we're gonna be out for a while.

Hope I was able to give you food for thought!
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:21 AM   #38
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Thanks Cajun! It is interesting that they used that design originally in the Bambi.

I got my wife the coffee table book from David Winick, Airstream Custom Interiors. He does a really cool bathroom in back on the side, but he the shell he has, has a smaller window offset to one side.

I reread your post this morning and looked at your picture again. It looks like the wall that bisects the window has a gap so the window is not blocked by the wall and your curtain door extends to cover that gap.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #39
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Yep, Banjoboy, you got it! I was surprised to see that layout, too, but it's original and I've seen the same on pics of other units like it.

My light next to the stove isn't original thanks to the PO, but the wall cut out with the plexiglass cover is. The design allows the stove light to indirectly light the BR so that there is no electricity in the BR. One of these days I'll come across the original lighting, but its been a goose chase for two years now!
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #40
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Sorry it's taken a while. My summer is really busy-in a good way! 😃

Here are the BR pics if you're still interested.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:11 PM   #41
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Sorry to have gone 'underground' for so long. I have been preoccupied with other projects. But we want to get the floor in, the windows in and the shell weather proof before Labor Day 2017 so we can use it on a church camp out as an aluminum tent. :-)

I am missing a window frame for one of the three side windows. The opening is 21 1/2 by 28 1/2.

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Does anyone have one of these they would be willing to sell or do you know where I may get one?

Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:46 PM   #42
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Looks like I just answered my own question. Did a bit of searching and found this:

http://airstreamsupply.com/Windows/w...dows-Hall-Mark

Looks like my window is: HWH-2 (+$235.00)

Not cheap but at least it is available. Any other sources you all know about?
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