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Old 10-24-2020, 09:50 AM   #1
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1953 FC Gutted. HELP!!

We have everything removed and now we canít decide if we should reinvent the wheel or just leave things exactly how they were was just revamping them. I donít love the tiny closet that the toilet and shower are in. I was thinking to make the kitchen galley on the street side, which would mean moving the fridge to the street side and then making the curbside a bigger bathroom. Have any of you guys done this do you have pictures?
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:21 AM   #2
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What could go wrong if.....?

If all the heavy stuff ended up on one side of the trailer? Or if all the heavy stuff was near the back bumper?

Even Airstream itself has designed a few trailers that were inherently unstable due to poor weight distribution. A search of "front kitchen 33 foot" could be very educational. Your post suggests that this is your first trailer... and a big total rebuild at that. Do a LOT of reading, thinking and learning before you make any decisions. Meet with others who have DONE 2 or 3 rebuilds to avoid having to "fix it twice".

Remember it is a (1) Small (2) Vintage (3).Trailer! Not a house! A tiny bathroom is irritating, but you only spend a few minutes there. A bed that is too narrow will irritate you for 7 to 8 hours every day. Wrap your head around ALL of the tradeoffs you will need to make to have a SMALL trailer.

It is generally simpler and safer to replicate the original layout when possible. Changes can be done, but professional advice and help may be appropriate!
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:22 PM   #3
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This is good advice thank you! We wanted to do an airhead toilet because we don’t have room for a black tank underneath the toilet. Honestly I’m not sure how there was a toilet there in the first place it’s very confusing to me. And I’m worried that the toilet will not fit in the original bathroom size. Has anyone got a composting toilet in the original size shower?
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:46 PM   #4
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Yes. We installed an Airhead composting toilet in the same location as the original toilet. Instead of a totally wet bath, we added a shower curtain and shower pan with a drain into the gray tank to separate the wet from the dry. It is tight, but doable.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:45 PM   #5
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If you are going to stick with a fridge that can also run on propane it must be vented (SO IT DOESN'T KILL YOU). This makes moving it a big challenge.
Of course if you get a 120v/12v compressor type fridge that doesn't matter as much.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:32 PM   #6
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Do you have a pic?
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