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Old 02-09-2013, 04:00 AM   #29
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full length mirror on at least one of the wardrobe doors in the bathroom too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:31 AM   #30
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top tin photo is the pattern I am using in the trailer, the other two are just color samples. Open for any feedback out there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #31
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I think you need to do some more research before you buy a larger converter.
The A/C does not run off of the converter. The 15 amps it requires is from the 120 volt AC power. (Shore Power)
Not sure what kind of toilet you are planning on. I feel more research is needed there as well. If there is power that requires high wattage. I would think it would be AC power, not 12 volt DC. The 55 amp converter should be more than ample for your needs.
As for the Shore Power, you should install the receptacle that is specifically designed for RV use. In reading thru your comments regarding the outlets and other items on the panel list. I would suggest you acquire qualified help. In most cases you will need a single 120 volt, 30 amp receptacle the is specifically designed for RV or TRAVEL TRAILER use. They are available at Home Depot and other BB stores. It is important that you understand how to wire the receptacle as well as the panel inside the trailer. The proper grounding technics must be followed to the letter. YOUR LIFE AND THAT OF OTHERS WILL DEPEND ON IT!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:27 AM   #32
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1963 trailers came with a porta potty, so no black tank. I don't have the grey tank either. I'm not thrilled at all about pumping poop. My solution: I found a great deal on a brand new incinolet, burn that stuff gone, toilet! No black tank for me!! It draws 15 Watts, so I must plan accordingly. .
Someone must have updated your bathroom because there would have been a black tank (above the floor)

I have the same fabric on the gaucho, wild huh?

I agree with you about the black tank and am putting in a composting toilet.

Like the embossed metal, the powder coat will be more durable than painting it yourself.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #33
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Does the toilet require 15 watts of 12 volt power or 15 watts of 120 volt power?
Also when considering converter size. Not all 12 volt devices will be running continuously. Especially since it appears you have 1 battery.
There is a website. Called "The 12 Volt Side of Life" or something like that, which is a good resource. It may be helpful.
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Thank you for the input! I am going to use a bonded electrician for sure! My brain scrambles to watts vs amp thing all the time. I really don't fully understand where the a/c draws the juice. I thought if you are plugged into shore power, juice flows into the converter, which sends the appropriate juice to the fuse box for the 120 systems and sends 12V to the battery to keep it fully charged? If not plugged in, I thought the battery would send juice back to the converter to flow 120 power back to the fuse box to run the electric appliances? Am I off base? Teach me, I can learn! Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #35
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In the DYI season of redoing an airstream, I remember a grinding plate installed with the fuse box and converter. I have not tracked one down yet, but it's on the list.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #36
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Thank you for the input! I am going to use a bonded electrician for sure! My brain scrambles to watts vs amp thing all the time. I really don't fully understand where the a/c draws the juice. I thought if you are plugged into shore power, juice flows into the converter, which sends the appropriate juice to the fuse box for the 120 systems and sends 12V to the battery to keep it fully charged? If not plugged in, I thought the battery would send juice back to the converter to flow 120 power back to the fuse box to run the electric appliances? Am I off base? Teach me, I can learn! Thanks.
Normally this is not how it works, a converter only changes 120V AC to 12V DC, an inverter Changes 12V DC to 120V AC.

Normally 120V comes into the trailer goes to the circuit breaker box then to all AC appliances, including the converter which supplies 12V to the battery and 12V lights/appliances.

You can get an inverter/converter (combined unit) which will have 120V go to the inverter/converter then to the circuit breaker box and the 12V and automatically switch from supplying 12V and letting 120V pass through to supplying 120V by inverting from the battery. This would be better with the air conditioner not powered through the inverter/converter since that would quickly drain the battery, also some type of alarm to tell you when you don't have shore power.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:23 PM   #37
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Thank you all for the posts.

TREDDING, I'm now the newbie, could use some help. Did you go with the incinerating toilet? If yes, what has your experience been?

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I am starting with a completed gutted bathroom. Nothing original at all. Blank. I'm going to start with replacing the sub floor, and using a single sheet of vinyl laminate in a river rock pattern. I am also going to rebuild the wardrobes on each side of the bathroom with some cedar lumber I have left over. The closet on one side will have a box built into the bottom for the load center and power converter (protected from all water!). Shelves in that closet, bar and shoe holders in the other.
I found a 32' rounded shower tub for the corner, and a half oval brass shower curtain rod with an overhead support (oil rubbed bronze). Im going with Dura Faucet 5 Function Massage head, 60" Stainless steel hose (also oil rubbed bronze) set up (for water on a hose functionality).
1963 trailers came with a porta potty, so no black tank. I don't have the grey tank either. I'm not thrilled at all about pumping poop. My solution: I found a great deal on a brand new incinolet, burn that stuff gone, toilet! No black tank for me!! It draws 15 Watts, so I must plan accordingly. I'm going to run one access to the grey tank, under the floor, running width of the trailer, but within the trailer frame. I'm thinking 25 Gallon tank? Still learning this part.
Between the incinerating toilet, running along the back wall, a custom cabinet with storage for toiletries and linens. Cool counter top with a vessel sink. I think I am going with this hand painted cooper sink from Mexico.
Since I am using Benjamin Moore Alkyd Low Lustre paint for metal, I'm considering using tin on the bathroom walls, and paint them using the same metal paint (maybe in a different tone) to show off the curves of the trailer. I could also use tin molding to have any plumbing or electric, venting infrastructure I might need to hide).
Those are my plans for the bathroom at this point.
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