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Old 02-23-2018, 09:41 AM   #1
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Whats with this old 1980 international bath mirror?

Hi forum friends. I am into a bath renovation of our 1980 25 ft international (see "1980 international 25ft Bath Renovation" thread) and I was wondering what people have done with the "mirror and its bulkhead" in any renovations. I am not a fan of the whole mirror setup in our bath and wanted to remove and replace with a better option. I am not just referring to the actual mirror, but also to the fairly large plastic bulkhead which is the base for the mirror hinges and support arm and also houses an electrical outlet. None of the searches I have looked at show this "mirror setup" as we have. Maybe everyone has come up with better options or i don't know what it is properly called and so my searches are lacking. Given that we are trying to "open" up as much space as possible in the trailer, this mirror setup seems like a waste of valuable head space. I have included a pic. Please let me know what others have done or why my plan of removing all together is bad. Pics would be great if appropriate. Thanks. Rick
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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My trailer has an oak medicine cabinet that is a similar shape to your plastic bulkhead. My mirror swings up to reveal the storage.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply CRH. A medicine cabinet seems like a better use of space then just an electrical outlet as mine is. I plan on removing the mirror setup today to see if I can come up with something better. I know that there are so many out there that have done so many imaginative things with the space. I am just looking for ideas or potentially things to stay clear of. Any pics are appreciated.
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I took out the mirror and its plastic attachment tray for lack of a better word. It already makes the whole bath better. I must admit I did not like that setup. Now I have to figure out what to do with the electrical outlet. My wife had a good suggestion. Maybe I can incorporate it into the bath light. I will look to see if I can find a suitable light outlet combo. Any other ideas are welcome! Thanks. Rick.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:36 AM   #5
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I took out the mirror and its plastic attachment tray for lack of a better word. It already makes the whole bath better. I must admit I did not like that setup. Now I have to figure out what to do with the electrical outlet. My wife had a good suggestion. Maybe I can incorporate it into the bath light. I will look to see if I can find a suitable light outlet combo. Any other ideas are welcome! Thanks. Rick.
Your lucky your is just a small piece. In our 70, it's an entire end cap and side shower insert. If removed, it's bare ribs and external sides....and a replacement end cap in any fashion is work and expensive. We are not sure what we are going to do with ours. Congrats on the great Christmas gift!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-02-2018, 07:10 AM   #6
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Here's what I did (so far) with our 91 remodel/refresh, removed the plastic junk thinking I would make something similar in stainless but like the new open feel and may just leave it this way. If I need a mirror the 3 on the wardrobe doors are still there.
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This is what's behind the infamous rear bath end cap!!![emoji19] which means husband's physical curiosity got the best of us both... Not what to do. Lol
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