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Old 07-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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'72 Tradewind proposed floorplan

This is a layout I am considering for my 72 Tradewind remodel. The trailer is gutted and I'm in the process of floor removal/replacement and frame painting.

Besides the obvious of stove vent relocation and restroom vent relocation, Does anyone see any weight distribution issues? Any input or alternate layout suggestions are greatly appreciated.

p.s. There is not currently a black tank installed. I plan on adding that as well as a grey tank addition.


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Old 07-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Looks pretty good to me. Are you placing the fridge and furnace where there is an existing panel on the outside? One thing I think might make a difference is the fridge and the pantry on the other side of the sink and countertop. It would feel more open in the front and more secluded in the bedroom. What did you use to draw the floor plan? I have looked at different layouts for mine using AutoCAD.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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I am assuming that the tanks were originally in the back along with the bathroom? You are going to put the tanks closer to the axel? That should be an improvement over the rear bathroom design. Your weight distrubution should be better although the nose will be heavier. It is better in the sense you won't be putting as much load on the rear end.

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Old 07-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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@Tikidaddy: I agree with you about moving the fridge but the existing fridge vents are where the fridge is drawn. I won't be reinstalling the furnace b/c I live in south Florida. I'll use a portable heater if I ever need to. I use Autocad.

@perry: there was only a small, corner black tank underneath the toilet. I would like to get the new tanks as close to the axels as possible.
Thanks for the input!
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Does your diagram show the existing window placements, or do you plan on moving them?

Does the refer move? If so, that's another blank wall required, and some venting.
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The windows are shown in the drawing as existing and will not move. He refrigerator stays in original position.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #8
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The windows are shown in the drawing as existing and will not move. He refrigerator stays in original position.
That's wise.

IIRC, the furnace is below the sink or cooktop. That's another item that requires special treatment. Were you able to leave it in its original place?
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Refer to post 4.... No furnace
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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Are you putting in the original stove or have you found a cooktop?
The original layout with the full stove and furnace on the streetside and the fridge and pantry on the curbside seemed a good side to side weight distribution setup.
Ditching the 40 pound furnace and putting the stove, fridge and pantry all on the same side would seem to put a lot of dead weight on the curbside.
If you have a better half that packs like mine, the kitchen side will crammed with every conceivable pot, pan and small appliance along with couple weeks of food. This might only add to the imbalance.
I'd weigh weight all the stuff and see what the actual weight is before setting anything in stone.
Overall the rear bedroom and front dinette are a better use of space than the front couch and rear bath in the original layout.

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Thanks Tom, I was thinking of going with a new cooktop and a convection but you're right, the weight will still be curbside. I thought about switching the frig with the closet next to the bath for more weight roadside but then I'm cutting more holes, and I'm really trying to avoid that. I'm a long way from a finished product but trying to get my layout nailed down.
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I'm a believer in having the range-of-motion about the countertop 'range' commanding an unobstructed trajectory out the entrance door...
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You're going to have to decipher that one for me Wabbiteer
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Think flaming frying pan pretending to be a rocket. (or ignited kitchen towels, cutting board, winter jacket, or anything that has gotten too close to the range burners)
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