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Old 01-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Most despicable findings in vintage units

Several weeks ago, I brought home a really good-looking 1963 Safari. It pulled great. It has a straight body with only a few dents and scratches. The interior actually looked good. It had been renovated 'after a fashion'. Interestingly, it has an 8,000 lb axle. The floor had been covered with OSB, then stick down tile. There is a dinette, kitchen area, side toilet, and double bed in rear. I decided that I would take out the double bed and investigate the rear. Boy, am I glad I did! The toilet and sink both drained into a large wooden pan which was lined with fiberglass. There was a 4 inch pipe which drained out on the ground. There was no water access to the toilet to assist with flushing. The fiberglass/wood 'tank' had leaked on the rear floor which had rotted through and the frame under the rear is badly rusted. Nothing which cannot be repaired, but I am surprised by the wood/fiberglass tank which drained directly to the ground.

My tentative plan is to put in a typical gray water tank and a solar powered composting toilet.

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Gray Tank & Composting Toilet Installation

Hi Gooseylucy,

Sorry to hear about your misfortune! Here are some photos of our gray tank installation and some links to info on our composting toilet which you may find interesting. Good luck with you project!


The Eco-Discovery Tour-Our Composting Toilet
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