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Old 11-09-2008, 07:15 AM   #71
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Marcus,

Maybe it's only touchy FOR HIM.

Thinking along your lines of logic....Wally didn't put a black tank into my trailer, but I plan to add one. Think this will throw off the genuine nature? I am only having a toilet in the trailer because we usually take nice long showers at the campground (Which have never been disgusting where we have gone).

Anyhow, to each his own, and I don't blame you from keeping the shower (I do have one in my other trailer).

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Old 11-09-2008, 07:40 AM   #72
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Marcus,

Maybe it's only touchy FOR HIM.

Thinking along your lines of logic....Wally didn't put a black tank into my trailer, but I plan to add one. Think this will throw off the genuine nature? I am only having a toilet in the trailer because we usually take nice long showers at the campground (Which have never been disgusting where we have gone).

Anyhow, to each his own, and I don't blame you from keeping the shower (I do have one in my other trailer).

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Good points, Steve!

Indeed, I'll be adding a gray tank to my O'lander, something Wally didn't put in there himself.

I'm personally biased here, as one of the main reasons I was looking for this particular model was the full bath/shower. I passed up an absolutely gorgeous 13-panel '56 Cruiser because it only had a wet bath, and I wanted a full bath. I plan to do some boondocking and like the idea of having the full bath and shower to remove the grime that inevitably comes with spending weeks at a time off the grid and in the dirt.

But it's definitely a personal decision that we all must make, and it just depends on your intended use for the camper.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:05 PM   #73
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Doug, If I were doing it over, I would not bother with a shower. There is almost always a shower at the campground we go to. I find it a novelty.
We do use our shower and our oven,so I have to keep those.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:12 PM   #74
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I'm not real sure how to set up the tanks yet,I keep reading, but the rest of the plumbing and shower I don't think will be a problem be a problem.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:43 PM   #75
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Finally had a little time the other day and got the back piece of plywood cut.Also made the c-channel for the front and back,there wasn't much there originally.Also put extra coats of sealer on this piece because of the rear storage door,this area was in the worst condition.It also was kind of fun doing it in the living room.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:19 AM   #76
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tinman54, Just found this thread this morning. You have done a remarkable amount of great work in a very short timespan. I look forward to seeing your progress and following along.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:19 AM   #77
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Hello everyone,
I've been gone for a while, busy in the heating business for the winter and to cold to work outside on the Cruiser. I've been itching to get back to work on the Cruiser, probably like everyone else in the north country.

I spent the last couple months adding a new woodstove to the homestead and designing and building a model for our new Airstream barn 44'wide x 36'deep with a 14' ceiling in the Airstream part. I hope to start on this as soon as the ground thaws out.

I was just looking at ordering some supplies from Vintage trailer supply(fans, gaskets, rivets) and wondering if there were any recommendations on fantastic fans, basic fan, thermostat, rain sensor? I have 3 openings, so I was thinking a fan with stat front and back and just a vent in the middle? Not sure if the rain sensor was worth the extra $50.00.For now I want to get the windows redone, new gaskets/screens, install the fans, reseal all the seams inside and install a layer of foil faced bubble type insulation on the interior.

Between working on the Cruiser and the new barn and the fact that my daughter is getting married in June I may keep have enough to keep busy till the Madison rally, which I am hoping to get some more ideas at.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Hi Doug, Great thread! I'm new with the forums also and just read your thread. I have already gotten a fantastic fan and will be installing it in the front vent hole. This is because our sleeping area will be in the front. That way we can have air movement over the bed. Since it looks like yours will be inthe back I feel that the rear vent hole would be the spot. I did not get the fan with the rain sensor since I want to keep mine as simple as possible. Your thread inspires me to get going on mine but like you said we all have to work sometimes! I guess I'll have to go and drill some rivets tomorrow to get Frank off my back!

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Glad to see that you survived the winter, and that you are thawing out! I will be watching your '09 progress, and now you have an Airstream Barn to add to the mix, which sounds really nice. My plan is to install fans with rain sensor's in all the vent openings. I read enough comments here in the forums threads to believe that they are worth the extra $50. This way I never have to worry about leaving the vents wide open, as I know they will close for any sized rain. I would hate to have a wet bed or floor by being away during an unexpected summer rain. Just MHO!

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now we may have highjacked the mans thread here, but the rain sensor needs to dry out to work again. You might want to use your fan before it has a chance to do that. I do know that leaving for the day and forgetting to close the vent, can lead to worries as the afternoon showers move in. It is a hard choice.
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Thanks for the replies guys,I have thought about it either way.I know working with water sensing switches in the heating business they can be a problem to dry out and when we leave our camper we dont leave anything open. In talking to some other streamers they liked having 2 fans, one to blow in and one out, the thermostat option I think will be nice at night. We won't have an a/c (too noisy) so the fans will be nice.
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cool barn!!!

Are you going to make the ceiling high enough to lift a shell off with chain hoist? We have a pole barn but the center is too low for a high enough lift.
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I am going to try and get a 12' - 14' ceiling in the center area and 9' in my shop.
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