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  1. knotdonne
    Hi Timzog. You asked about room size for compost toilet. My van is in storage, but I have a 2007 Airstream Interstate so I can't measure. Their is no more than 1.5 feet extra width for the Nature's Head toilet and I'm pretty sure it's less. There's room to turn the handle and unbolt the bottom. We have about 3 feet in which to stand to take a shower, maybe less, but I don't think you could make the room smaller than an Interstate's bathroom. I can measure in May when we get it out but if you can find the specs for a 2007 Interstate 22RD bathroom, then I think that's the smallest you could make the room.
    BTW, it has changed our lives. We use the van all summer and I take it by myself because I'm not afraid of the black tank dumping anymore. LOVE IT!

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  • About timzog
    City
    Ogden
    State/Province
    Utah
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    Gender
    male
    Trailer #1
    1980 20' Caravelle
    Other Interests
    hiking
    skiing
    tennis
    Occupation
    Chemistry Professor
    About My Tow Vehicle
    2003 Honda Pilot EX

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Posted 05-10-2012 at 06:33 AM by timzog Comments 0
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As I work out where all the mechanical stuff will go, I keep revising the floorplan. This is the current model with colors for the sleeping areas selected by their female occupants. Assuming that all goes well, I plan to share the purple one
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We decided on a wet bath since it really maximizes the usable space and will probably use Dridek on the shower/bathroom floor to keep it dry and clean.
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I'm planning on attaching the table...

Posted 05-07-2012 at 07:26 PM by timzog Comments 0
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I started removing the floor today. The toughest part was removing both of the 3/8" rusted out bolts that attach the shell to the frame in the front of the trailer. To do this, I dug out the wood subfloor around the bolt with a chisel and a screwdriver and then used a cutoff wheel to cut off the bolt. It took a long time, but it finally broke off and I could knock the bottom half out.
I used a chisel to knock a small circle of wood out around the floor screws and cut off the...

Posted 05-06-2012 at 05:50 PM by timzog Comments 0
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I've been doing a lot of work but haven't posted much to my blog lately. Some recent progress:
Patched hole from former kitchen vent.
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Removed old leaky plastic tail lights and patched holes with aluminum. Still need to buck in rivets but pop rivets are good enough for short term.
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I'm planning on ordering round LED lights which I like better anyway and would cost less than converting the old lights to LED.
Found...

Posted 03-24-2012 at 08:25 PM by timzog Comments 0
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My friend Derek came over and helped me buck rivets on 4 patches and my awning. I tried something different on these and I really liked this approach. Yesterday I applied vulkem to the overlap area, put in the patch and used 1/8" pop rivets to secure the patches. They seem to have more force than a cleco to me. Since I was able to do this alone, I was able to take my time and do it right without worrying about keeping my buck rivet buddy waiting. This morning before Derek came over, I...

Posted 03-17-2012 at 04:12 PM by timzog Comments 2
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Yesterday I installed a brand new Fantastic Vent 6000RBTA with a white translucent lid from Vintage Trailer Supply. I had to expand the hole at the corners since the old fan was more rounded. I used tinsnips to get within 3-4 mm of the corner and then used a round file to finish off the corner.
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I added some 1/2"x1/2"x 1/8" aluminum angle on the inside of the skin all around to minimize the strain on the plastic flange on the fan. I decided to do...
Recent Comments
great job
Posted 03-20-2012 at 11:12 PM by howco howco is offline
Hi, using the angle...
Posted 03-17-2012 at 11:09 PM by ROBERTSUNRUS ROBERTSUNRUS is offline
Thanks Ken,
Misery...
Posted 07-19-2011 at 09:24 PM by timzog timzog is offline
Wish I could help you,...
Posted 07-17-2011 at 05:42 AM by njloco njloco is offline
Tim, Very impressive...
Posted 07-10-2011 at 03:27 PM by purdiferis purdiferis is offline
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