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Old 04-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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2007 interior in a 1972 - will this work?

Hi guys.
Here we are again with a crazy new idea.
We are able to get a 2007 20ft that the outside is totalled and use all the interior parts into a 1972 31ft.
Here is the main idea and questions:
1) How about using the bathroom from the 2007 Safari 20ft into the rear of the 1972?
In that way we can make a rear end like the 2007 23 ft as the floor plans are attached?
(1st pic is the one from the 2007 20ft & 2nd how the 72 could be)
2) not sure is the curves of the of the new body styles will be compatible on the older style?
Really excited about this idea....but again...this is another crazy idea
Please...inputs on the idea...
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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The newer model will be manufactured to different dimensions. Wider with a different radius. That doesn't mean it can't be adapted, but it won't be a simple swap.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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The newer model will be manufactured to different dimensions. Wider with a different radius. That doesn't mean it can't be adapted, but it won't be a simple swap.
Hi Kevin
We were under the impression that the radius is a little different....now how much off it will be that is a good question and therefore what kind of mods will need to be done to secure the stand shower will be the question
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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Some thoughts: you'll have to move the black water tank and all the plumbing. But you probably guessed that.

I think the biggest issue is that the rear window may be partly covered by the shower stall. If I remember right, the 20 Safari has a smaller offset rear window.

Plenty of folks have built shower pans on their vintage restorations. Given all of the plumbing work, and moving the frig vent (unless you lengthen the countertop), that isn't the biggest job here.

Hope you work it out - sounds neat! I also like that floor plan but wish it was more airy in front, something you can remedy in your longer trailer.

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Old 04-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Some thoughts: you'll have to move the black water tank and all the plumbing. But you probably guessed that.
Well honestly we were thinking on just using the same setup, tanks and hardware from the 07 into the older trailer...

I think the biggest issue is that the rear window may be partly covered by the shower stall. If I remember right, the 20 Safari has a smaller offset rear window.

Yeahhhh....that is next concern...and we were thinking on maybe using the rear window from the 07 as well and we have enough aluminum sheets to make the adjustments but not sure if having different style...
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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The layout you are trying to do was already made by Airstream back in the 1970 model year if memory is correct. Look into what was called a "Safari Special". It was 23' long from the mid-section back looked like a Globetrotter, Caravanner with the corner bath and double bed setup. From the mid-section going forward it looked like a 27' double with the large living/kitchen area or could have the twins up front with the dinette.

It's somewhat of a "odd bird" since most had the bath that goes across the back of the trailer. I've only seen two of them in 12 years of Airstreaming of which I own one of the two.

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