I'd like to introduce myself my name is Edlin and I'm from TX. I purchased a 1962? (not sure if it is the correct yr. ) little Shasta camper and I'm gathering information to upgrade my trailer myself. She currently has some water damage near the vent that I am getting estimates on to fix. I would've taken a crack at it myself, however the trailer is at a relative's house 6 hrs. away and I fear it's too structurally unsound to move over large distances at the moment so I'm getting that fixed first so I can move it to where I live in east TX. I'm doing a partial renovation and partial upgrade. I hope to keep the outside as vintage looking as possible and upgrade the intirior with more modern amenities that make it more practical (like a shower). I prefer to plan things out thoroughly before starting any projects so I'll be reading as many threads as I can and keeping notes since this will be my first renovation.. My main priority is getting the shower/ toilet combination in, but I've been unable to find any viable solutions. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I guess that's all for now, it's time to start reading y'all's advice and taking lots of notes...
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It's a compact, it already has a toilet that was installed by a previous owner. It's really bulky since its a regular house toilet and after reading many posts by compact owners I figured I should be able to replace it with a smaller potty and put in a shower too without (hopefully ) too many complications. btw your compact looks great! I hope to get mine like that soon, right now it has nasty house paint all over it and has water damage :,(. Your beautiful camper is soo inspiring
Good luck with your changes. Here's the link to the blog page our daughter did for Hamlet. We LOVE our "bathroom." The shower works just fine, and the porta-potti is really easy to deal with (and not stinky). I'll be getting a lot of use out of it this summer as I stay at my job in Portland and my hubby supervises a major remodel of our house 120 miles north of here. Hamlet is happily situated in a small, grassy space in a really nice RV park by the Columbia river. He looks so handsome up against the thick laurel hedge, that he doesn't even feel inadequate so close to all the huge rigs just over the way!
vikx i was wondering if you had sent me the PM of Steve's last name? My PM box is empty, at least I think I'm checking in the right place.. it's the Message tab between Profile and Recent right? [sorry, if this is a stupid question (._.) ]
wow, Hamlet is awesome..I never saw the whole rebuild...a great inspriation. Thanks! Your daughter did a great job on the blog. The place in Solvang is cool...what are the odds?
Thanks. My hubby did most of the work that required standing. Between recovering from chemo and a hip replacement, the sitting down stuff worked the best for met. I did the manual labor (sanding, polishing aluminum, refinishing, sanding, stripping, holding things, sanding, polishing aluminum, planing, polishing aluminum, scraping, polishing aluminum, nailing, sanding, insulating, polishing aluminum, painting, sewing, and polishing aluminum.
We're taking him out again in a couple weeks. I can't wait.
Hamlet has been out many times (and like most other of these old guys, turns heads wherever he goes). We're going on a short, two-week road trip soon, but he's really getting his workout as I'm also using him as temporary housing while I do a 130 mile commute for the next several months. He's currently residing in a nice grass-surrounded spot across the street from the Columbia river in Portland. While I'm there, I leave the bed down, since it's just me, there's no "formal" sit-down dinner like we usually have. It's nice to have him over the way from the big rigs, that way he doesn't feel inadequate. We love having the little bathroom and extra storage. And especially, I like having my own place to stay while I'm away from home.