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Old 07-16-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Little things - mess with my mind

The new to me Eddie Bauer has the "same" layout as the old Safari 25 FB SE... except:
  • Porcelain toilet instead of plastic - nice
  • porcelain toilet is 2 inches higher than the old plastic fantastic - yipes that took some getting used to in the middle of the night
  • the flush lever is on the wrong side - you put your left foot in, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about... dammit where IS that thing
  • They hid the toilet paper dispenser - Where? Inside the cabinet CLOSEST to my left arm... and I'm left handed. That's gonna move!
  • The bathroom door handle doesn't stick out, it's a recessed slider. I like it because it doesn't grab my belt loop every time I walk by, but the first few mornings... panic nearly set in as I groped for entrance!
  • The overhead cabinets have sliding doors instead of lift-ups - they are SO pretty I almost don't want to put anything inside - If it ain't white it can't be stowed.
  • The kitchen layout is entirely different - but I LOVE my deep lobster bowl sink.
  • I'd forgotten how much I hated the stock shower head - put an oxygenics in this weekend
  • Shower door hasn't leaked yet!
  • Storage light and Poo light both still work - hooray for LED's - and the trailer is 10 days old!
  • I need to get another can of gray spray paint for the GRAY tank handle (now why don't they come with color coded handles from the factory?

I also like the clothsline in the shower.

I'm chuckling ruefully thinking what could have gone wrong had I traded for a 28' Serenity... with the lavatory on the other side of the hall. Talk about an OOPS moment or two.

oh well I'm adjusting - and "sitting tall"


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Old 07-16-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Hi from AZ. . . glad to hear you're settlin in & 'sittin tall'. . . How do you like that barn/garage door on the back ? Seems like kind of a double edged sword to me. . .but useful. thanks, for the report., and regards, Craig

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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Glad you have found contentment after your wreck.

I really like the "lobster" sink too because I can use it as a laundry tub.
I do not have a clothesline in the shower, but am going to buy a self-stick one. You could hang your clothes out before hitting the road - will be dry by the time you arrive.

My trailer does not have a toilet-roll dispenser. Always thought that was a bit strange.

The unmarked tank levers confused me at first too.

I like your porcelain loo. Will be easier to keep clean. I am wondering if the plastic ones discolour/stain with age. Anyone have that problem?
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Foiled Again View Post
  • They hid the toilet paper dispenser - Where? Inside the cabinet CLOSEST to my left arm... and I'm left handed. That's gonna move!
you're lucky, i have to remove my left leg to open the cabinet door that has the tp holder behind it! the tp sits in a plastic bin on the counter to keep it in reach and dry.

to get out of my shower i have to step into the center aisle because when the shower door hits the commode i can't reach anything or close the shower door with me in there. i use the sliding door only when company is there.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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If you want a round dishpan-thingy for your lobster bowl sink, a good place to look is the outdoor/picnic supplies aisle at WalMart. There are always lots of differrent colors this time of year.

They also usually have some in their kitchen/household goods aisle.

Of course, there are no round ones with the regular dishpans, these are meant to be serving bowls, etc. Inexpensive and perfect size.

Sounds like you a getting settled in and doing some nesting. That's a good thing.

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Old 07-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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