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Old 05-12-2003, 04:59 PM   #1
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Hi. We have a 13 ft. Boler with no modifications yet, just got it. Where do you store the porta-pottie? We have front bunks but there is no cut out for it. Eventually we want a front dinette but for now we need suggestions. Also is it better to go with a small one ( 8litre) or a larger one that would be much heavier? Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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When I first got my Surfside I thought I didn't have potty storage. I had front bunks. then one day I thought it strange that it only had a cabinet door on one side of the lower bunk. (duh) that was the potty storage cabinet. no bottom rail for ease of putting the potty in and out. You might try a search for porta-potty. (or something like it) some have put holes in benches for convenience.
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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Hi Barbara, :wave

My Uncle Ken had a 13' boler, and now has a 15' Trillium. He did the following modification on both... converting the front couch/bunk to a front dinette for two with a porta-potty home built in.

http://groups.msn.com/KenJamesPhotoAlbum/y...rwebpage26.msnw

I too have been shopping for porta-potties and can't help but think more is better. The styles I've seen seem to vary only in height as more capacity is added so that's probably what will guide my decision. I'll probably buy the largest capacity for the space I need to fit it into, which I think will be around 12 litres

Our short term plan is to store it on the floor when travelling, and use a tarp to build a temporary 'outhouse' when we're not travelling.

Our long term plan is undecided. I like the modification that my uncle did, but then, I may like the couch/bunk and not want to loose it. Since I'm unsure, I'm doing the easier of the two...nothing. Hee hee.

Jana ~ You're lucky to already have a home for your potty. I'm jealous. :yep

~ Melanie
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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astounding!

Melanie, after seeing the pics from your uncle's trailer, and the other
posts by people in various threads here, I am astounded at the inventivness,
ingenuity, and workmanship of the people who post to this site.

I thought it was a big deal when I trimmed a couple of inches of the table
in the trailer. Here you are in the company of people who must spend every
waking minute coming up with new (and useful) ideas for their eggs, and
apparently think nothing of gutting them completely even to redoing the
frames. They take aging discoloured trailers (like mine) and turn them
into brand-new looking shining Ovoids From Space.

My hat is off to you people!
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:30 AM   #5
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Hi Melanie
I made a cover with a cushion on top for our porta-potty. It sits infront of the closet and the closet door can still be opened. We found it a real pain to have to slide it out and back into it's cupboard when needed.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec0f368b0236pottycover.jpg/>

We've also debated turning our front into a small dinette like Ken did, but like you don't want to lose the bunk. So why can't the bunk stay as it is, useing a free standing table. Then when the dinette is in use the bunk would be a nice padded backrest. That's just one of many thoughts to do once the kids are grown. They don't use the bunk now anyways but at some point in the distant future.....grandchildren!
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Old 05-13-2003, 09:30 AM   #6
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WOW!

Nancy, that is beautiful! Can you come to my house! I can sorta sew, but yours looks so crisp and beautiful. I would never have thought of covering it like that. What a great idea!
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Old 05-13-2003, 10:37 AM   #7
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Thanks JR
But I must admit, the material was wonderful and easy to sew with. Nice and stiff and holds a crease beautifully which is why I chose pleats at the corners and on the bed skirt instead of ruffled.

Oh and I do have colour co-ordinated pillow shams now. Sigh, its an addicition.
Nancy
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:08 PM   #8
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Thanks Nancy that is a great idea and just what I'll do. I hope you don't mind me copying your idea.
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that's poy-fect-o!

Nancy! That cover for your port-a-potty is perfect!! That's exactly what we need! Me too! I wanna steal your idea too! Thanks for the pic.

~ Melanie
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That is really nice, Nancy. That fabric skirt on the bed is just what I need. looks more homey then wood. and that covered potty. that is - I don't have a word. it's too perfect for just good or wonderful. :thumb

I say get a awning room and dine out. :)
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Barbara & Melanie
Go ahead and copy it. I'm flattered.

Jana
That bedskirt covers up the bins underneath that we keep our clothes in. We never eat in unless we're travelling in bad weather and then we just sit on the bed and front bench.

Nancy
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Hi again Nancy, Was wondering what method do you use to keep your storage bins under the table/bed in transit...Everything of ours that`s under there ends up on the floor in the middle....Saw someone used a cargo net so am curious what you use or do you not have this problem in the Trill....Thanks, Benny
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Nancy For the porta-pottie cover do you have two separate pieces eg. a lid and skirt or are they combined and just lifted off as one unit? I can't get over how good it looks. Gotta make one. Barbara
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We still have the original carpet under the table which keeps the bins from sliding. These bins also have feet at the bottom and are not smooth like most. These "feet" fit into grooves on the lids so they can be stacked. They are also 4' long and just over a foot wide. Found them at Zellers and they fit perfectly leaving no unused space.

Barbara
The cover and pillow were made as two separate pieces but ended up getting attached together as the pillow kept falling off.

Nancy
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