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Old 11-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #15
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Looks like you did a great job on it ZEP. That is a nice size trailer for weekend hops. I sometimes wish for a smaller trailer than my 31. It is hard to find smaller trailers that are not mega $$ or trashed.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #16
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Great...as usual.

The layout looks like my 56 Cloud....almost.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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Looks great. The layout indicates a irregular mattress ... But the pictures look square? Can your ease clarify...
It's just perspective. The bed is irregular, almost a trapezoid. Turns out having the width at the shoulders is sufficient. It was a real delight having a permanent bed.

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:56 AM   #18
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I'm doing over a 69 Caravel now and wondering where you put the fresh water tank in yours. Original was a large flat tank on the floor under the front window.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #19
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I'm doing over a 69 Caravel now and wondering where you put the fresh water tank in yours. Original was a large flat tank on the floor under the front window.
It was already installed under the floor, just ahead of the axle. I don't know if it was the same size as the ones you find in longer early 70s Airstreams, eg, Safaris, Tradewinds, and Overlanders, but all of those had similar fill, vent, and drain configurations, so I assume it was the same tank. INLAND RV sells them for about $500.
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Sorry that I'm not a totally vintage refurbisher, but I like it. I took out almost everything and replaced all with 1/2" birch plywood, new fridge, stove and water heater. No space heater.

You can see the microwave over the fridge. Continuing back, I put in a full length cabinet over the new bed. The bed is small, but comfortable for two 5'9" adults (yes, she's a little taller than I am, woohoo!). In order to get sufficient room at the shoulders, the bed alignment is slanted, which you can see by the upturned edge of the throw rug. The bed is supported on three cabinets that have doors held on at both vertical edges by velcro, so they pull off completely--the short one at the foot holds one 18"x22"x14" plastic box, the large one at the head holds two boxes, and the narrow center one holds tripods, shoes, whatever.

The new kitchen area has a large overhead cabinet that has a second shelf inside. This is my third remodel and I have found drawers to be my top need when remodeling. I still haven't figured out how to secure them when traveling, so I'm into bungees and hooks. Works great, looks like hell, but they can be removed as soon as you stop.

The front area is not quite done--still need a seat on the street side, but a folding chair works great for now. The Paduk table has an extension the comes out another two feet. You can see the storage area behind the bench seat--under it there are the two drawers and in the other end two small areas (doors held on by velcro) that hold 13 bottles of wine and two twelve-paks of cokes, etc.
Zep, working on a plan for my 69 Caravel and wondering what you did in the bathroom. Mine has the sink in the shower and I can't imagine how you could have a shower with it in the way. What did you do for a shower door?
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Mine originally had a sink in the small table next to the shower enclosure, but a PO had removed it. So we only had the kitchen sink.

My shower door was a plastic shower curtain. Worked good for both shower and toilet privacy. there really isn't any room for a solid swinging door.

You should have seen it when I had two shelves in the shower so I could use it as a mobile darkroom...

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