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Old 09-03-2021, 06:47 PM   #1
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Mystery compartment behind toilet in 70's trailers

When I took my trailer apart for the eventual rebuild, there was a shallow compartment in the cabinetry immediately behind the toilet. As I look at trailer pics from, I see that there was probably a backrest (which mine no longer had) that covered that compartment.

I assume the compartment was for storing TP or reading materials--am I wrong in this assumption? Anyone out there have more detailed pics?

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Old 09-05-2021, 06:26 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2021, 06:36 AM   #3
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For Laundry?
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Old 09-05-2021, 06:41 AM   #4
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Yes there was a compartment in there, if I remember correctly it had a fold down door, with spring hinges to keep it closed.
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Old 09-05-2021, 07:17 AM   #5
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Airstream called it a clothing hamper. Our 73 Safari had one too. We removed ours as it takes up a bit of space and if you install a replacement toilet, there may not be enough room for the lid to stay up.
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Old 09-05-2021, 07:43 AM   #6
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It was called laundry hamper & had removable cloth laundry snapped in. my 76 still has as I pur. new in 76, I never use this feature as have pop up mesh bag placed in tub for dirty clothes etc. This factory hamper does not hold very much.
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