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Old 04-07-2015, 02:17 PM   #29
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My personal opinion:
I would keep the cabinets in wood grain.

I would keep the entire bathroom even if that means purchasing a new toilet and a new hot water heater (remote ignition on the water heater was worth the money to us, too.) Let me qualify this statement by saying that even when we tent camped we we took a bathroom with us, a Luggable Loo.

P.S. I have three kids and am "the wife."
We tent camp and I take a potty with us too :/ that's why I knew we would need at least a toilet.....
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:23 PM   #30
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The two older ones can have their own fort aka 'sleeping bags' with a sheet strung up to give illusion of tent - this all on a fold out dinette type bed for a few more years. The little guy can be in a Pack n Play for now. You and hubby can get cozy in the queen bed. They will all be in your bed by am so enjoy! Go with as deluxe of bathroom now as you can and the idea of separate camper down the road as earlier post suggested. My parents did that - bought a truck camper - once the oldest was 10. We got the trailer and they took the camper. We were not to get out of bed unless Nature called and we loved having separate space. They can call you on the cell or monitors if they need you. One parent stayed in trailer until we got used to it then it worked for the next few years until we were teens !
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:49 PM   #31
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For cleaning the interior considering the extra moisure from the broken windows, use a bathroom spray with bleach like Tilex Mold and mildew remover or Scrubbing bubbles with bleach that sort of thing and Mr Clean Magic erasers. You will be amazed at how bright the interior will be after you are done. I have done mine and it is an amazing difference. It doesn't hurt the vinyl walls, I pretty much used it everywhere windows and all. For the oh so lovely bathroom fixtures if you are wanting to rejuvenate them Krylon fusion for plastics works awesome. I did the bathroom in mine 5 years back with it, lots of colour options even metallics...

And if you are feeling really into brightening it up I did my End caps, fridge and the refrigerator scoop with the Krylon Fusion spray paint to. I should buy stocks soon...

Here's the thread on my end cap restoration...I think there may be a pic of my bathroom in there somewhere

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...ly-124989.html

then for replacing the windows and god know what else you need Vintage trailer supply and InlandRV are great sources for parts.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #32
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Oh, oh, oh....what year is your trailer, I have a window sitting in my front garden bed that would possibly fit the passenger side one that you have blown out. for some reason my 69' Safari came with an extra window, inner frame and all, maybe it'll work for you
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:55 PM   #33
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For cleaning the interior considering the extra moisure from the broken windows, use a bathroom spray with bleach like Tilex Mold and mildew remover or Scrubbing bubbles with bleach that sort of thing and Mr Clean Magic erasers. You will be amazed at how bright the interior will be after you are done. I have done mine and it is an amazing difference. It doesn't hurt the vinyl walls, I pretty much used it everywhere windows and all. For the oh so lovely bathroom fixtures if you are wanting to rejuvenate them Krylon fusion for plastics works awesome. I did the bathroom in mine 5 years back with it, lots of colour options even metallics...

And if you are feeling really into brightening it up I did my End caps, fridge and the refrigerator scoop with the Krylon Fusion spray paint to. I should buy stocks soon...

Here's the thread on my end cap restoration...I think there may be a pic of my bathroom in there somewhere

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...ly-124989.html

then for replacing the windows and god know what else you need Vintage trailer supply and InlandRV are great sources for parts.
I've been reading all of your posts since we got the trailer I've actually been sending the links to my husband's phone so he can see what my goal is
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:56 PM   #34
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Oh, oh, oh....what year is your trailer, I have a window sitting in my front garden bed that would possibly fit the passenger side one that you have blown out. for some reason my 69' Safari came with an extra window, inner frame and all, maybe it'll work for you
It's a 73
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:01 PM   #35
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Hmm, any of you more knowledgeable folks on these forums know if the side window from my '69 Safari would fit into her '73 Tradewind?
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:57 PM   #36
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When I gutted my '72 Ambassador, I moved the bath to the middle, and made a wonderful queen size bed in the back. I've got a Nature's Head composting toilet, and it works well. It was around $900, as I remember. Black water tank was converted to a gray water tank. The bathroom I built is a wet head, there is a shower handle that comes off the faucet. So the whole room can get wet... We have a tendency to use campground showers. Our use is primarily long weekends, so ongoing sanitation is minimized. We also installed a cold water shower (from a boat, a transom shower) in a small compartment out by the door. It's great for a quick bit of refreshment to get the salt water off you, or to clean muddy feet. Both of these are problems in Florida!

If you go with PEX for your water supplies, and 3/4" vinyl hose for your waste, the move is remarkably painless.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:08 PM   #37
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When I gutted my '72 Ambassador, I moved the bath to the middle, and made a wonderful queen size bed in the back. I've got a Nature's Head composting toilet, and it works well. It was around $900, as I remember. Black water tank was converted to a gray water tank. The bathroom I built is a wet head, there is a shower handle that comes off the faucet. So the whole room can get wet... We have a tendency to use campground showers. Our use is primarily long weekends, so ongoing sanitation is minimized. We also installed a cold water shower (from a boat, a transom shower) in a small compartment out by the door. It's great for a quick bit of refreshment to get the salt water off you, or to clean muddy feet. Both of these are problems in Florida!

If you go with PEX for your water supplies, and 3/4" vinyl hose for your waste, the move is remarkably painless.
Wow that's a big move would love to see pictures!!!
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:07 AM   #38
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Here's a chronicle of some of my adventures in trailer remodeling. Sad, to say, but I haven't been very good at updating it.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f354...er-114341.html
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:13 AM   #39
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To make that trailer what you want it to be it will take a lot of time and skill and money to do. Most trailers of that era require and gut, structural repair to the frame (usually in the rear) and then replace just about all the appliances with new ones. My 81 was on the brink of a total gut and remodel. I was able to save it but I expect, I will remodel as I get time. I expect I will have a second trailer to camp in while fixing up the other one. Camping a remodeling a trailer usually don't go together.

We have seen some Florida trailers that have had to have the whole frame replaced as a result of corrosion.

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Old 04-08-2015, 12:55 PM   #40
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You wouldn't need a black tank with a composting toilet.
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You wouldn't need a black tank with a composting toilet.
That's what I was thinking but wouldn't you need somewhere for the sink water to go since it doesn't have a grey water tank?
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:06 PM   #42
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I have a 1965 Airstream Land Yacht Tradewind 24' rear bath and the fiberglass wall, tub and toilet pedestal is cracked in a few places so I am considering taking out the fiberglass stuff and doing a complete remodel but not sure what will be the best options. I'm open to any suggestions, pictures to get ideas maybe buying metal formed walls instead of repairing the fiberglass and creating a whole new look almost like a bathroom you would have in a home. I'm very handy and experienced in carpentry, plumbing and electrical plus tiling. Called a metal shop in town and he said he could roll the walls to the fiberglass pattern but buying it would be cheaper, any suggestions on where to buy that from? Not looking to go back vintage either so it will be a complete do over inside. Any help will be appreciated thanks.
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