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Old 03-16-2021, 04:35 PM   #1
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1955 Safari Question

I am in the process of fixing my 55 Safari.
At some point the layout was changed...and I am thinking about restoring the original vintage Safari layout with kitchen and bath room in the front.

My question is...did the vintage Safari bathroom include a shower?
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Old 03-16-2021, 05:23 PM   #2
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From what I remember from a friend of ours that had one, there was no bathtub. It had a shower wand hanging on the wall. It may have been a wet bath, I donít know. Iím glad youíre restoring it to the original. We restored both our trailers to the original floor plan. Good luck and post some pictures.
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Old 03-16-2021, 05:46 PM   #3
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Looking at the 55 Safari floor plans there appears to be a floor drain in the original bathroom but there does not seem to be a separate shower area.
I will be using a composting toilet instead of the old push pedal throne that came with my Safari. I don't think a bit of shower water will bother a Natures Head as long as the lid is down.
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Old 03-16-2021, 06:12 PM   #4
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Just talked to a friend of mine that had a 55 Safari. She said it was the original wet bath (shower). The Canadian had extended the streetside aft wall of the bathroom toward the dinette to give them a little more headroom. The trailer now is in Arizona, but I keep in touch with the new owners.
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Old 03-16-2021, 06:36 PM   #5
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Our ‘56 Safari has a toilet, small corner sink (like this one) and a wall mounted shower faucet extending up from the sink faucet. We added the tank under the toilet during our restoration because it didn’t have one. I believe the ‘55 Safari is similar, but instead of the small wall-hung fiberglass corner sink it had a cabinet mounted sink across the front. So I don’t think it would have had the wet-bath because the wood cabinet would get wet. Here is a link to the ‘55 Safari brochure from the Airstream website that might help. You may also want to check out the vintage Airstream photo archives especially this bathroom sink photo. If you’re retrofitting a compost toilet in there, you can do whatever works best. I will say, our bathroom is rather small (we call it “the birdbath) not sure of the size of your composting toilet, but the ones I’ve seen are bigger than our standard Sealand one is - you may need to make your bathroom larger than the original one.

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Old 03-16-2021, 08:13 PM   #6
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My Safari restore will not be total original.
There were a couple of mods that I will be sort of locked into.
But a larger bathroom footprint is definitely in the cards.
The redo has a folding bunk bed arrangement that I plan to keep.
And there is a double roof vent for the fridge that is in the location of the "original" wardrobe.
Otherwise I am looking at forward kitchen, dinette under the panoramic windows, original lp heater between the kitchen and entrance door, beds in the back, and front end bathroom.
As close to original as reasonable, given what I have to work with.
I think I ama gonna love the move back toward the original footprint.
Plus mod upgrades...solar and such.
And my Lady likes it too!
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