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Old 02-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #43
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I was also worried about placing the toilet in exactly the right spot. I was worried an unforeseen issue might arise it if wasn't precisely in the stock location. Now that I've done it I realize the exact location isn't really that critical.
The main thing to watch out for is the metal frame, as you thought. The drain hole is centered on the bottom of the tank. I don't know the exact measurements off hand and can't check right now. However, I believe the tank is about 5" away from the edge of the doorway- about 1" from the back wall. As for the sidewall, it curves so that is another story-- the ensolite actually comes off the wall and covers maybe 2-3" of the floor. The tank actually sits at least 1" over the ensolite. There would be more room to spare in that direction except the ensolite just beyond where I put it has LOTS of wiring under it, plus the copper gas line. The hole in the floor has about 1/4" clearance to the edge of the metal frame


Just buy the tank/toilet/drain plumbing/vent plumbing all at once from SCAMP and go to town. Shipping is high from SCAMP but will still be a better deal than buying from someone else. Getting all of the bits and parts for the toilet from Scamp will save you a lot of head scratching.

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Actually installing the toilet was very easy. Plumbing will be another story- I will be doing it all from scratch with just slightly more than zero plumbing experience.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #44
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Ryan: thank you for the info Rob
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #45
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Ryan, how are you going to bolt the upper cabinet? I see what looks like wood block inside the cabinet...
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:32 AM   #46
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Rob- I took some measurements for you last night. From the bottom of the tank base to the outer edge of the aluminum threshold into the bathroom is 6.25".
From the top of the tank to the outer wall is about 3". From the top of the tank to the back wall is about 1.25".


Donna-- Those blocks are 1/2" of solid poplar with a layer of 1/2" birch ply glued to them, using only solid wood blocks would lead to splitting. 2" stainless bolts/nylok nuts/washers through the shell. Butyl used as a sealant. They will get snap caps eventually. My trailer has zero snap caps or their retainers left. Seems they dissolved from UV exposure long ago.
I plan on doing some light touch up body work and spot painting then waxing before I replace all of the exterior rivets and add Snap caps to them.
In the photo of the shelf it is only bolted on the outer front edges, and a single bolt in the back. Thus the sagging you can see on be back left and right of the shelf. I didn't want to bother with all of the bolts until I get everything fitting just right.
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Donna-- Those blocks are 1/2" of solid poplar with a layer of 1/2" birch ply glued to them, using only solid wood blocks would lead to splitting. 2" stainless bolts/nylok nuts/washers through the shell. Butyl used as a sealant.
THANKS Ryan
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thank you ryan
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #49
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Upper cabinet above sink has been completed- minus doors and paint.

In an effort to get them to fit in with the fiberglass cabinets I've routed the exposed corners with 3/8" radius bit- it makes all the difference in the look. I used wood putty on the routed corners to help fill in the small voids inherent in this cheapo sub floor 1/4" plywood I used.

For a similar finish to the existing cabinets I'm using an Oil based, interior/exterior, color matched, gloss paint. The oil based paint definitely self levels much better than all of the "non oil" paint we use these days. It took some experimenting and frustration before figuring out the best application method for me was using the same 4" high density foam rollers I used when painting my kitchen cabinets. Oil based GLOSSY paint is not forgiving as every little dust fiber and surface imperfection is highlighted by it. Looking past the imperfections-- it's a good match for the existing cabinets.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #50
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I finished bolting both of the new cabinets in-- then removed them for paining. I used "no residue" duct tape patches to cover the new bolt holes for the rain until I put the cabinets back in.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:54 AM   #51
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New cabinets are painted and installed. I added some smaller open shelves between the rear over head cabinet and side cabinets.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #52
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For the kids, I added 3 outlets between the upper and lower bunks. The top and bottom ones are standard cig-lighter style outlets. The middle one is a dual port USB outlet.
I plan on building a small corner cabinet in the bathroom which will help conceal the back side/wiring.

Additionally, not shown in a photo- I installed another dual USB port on the side of the stove overhead cabinet. We can charge our phones-iPad with it while they lay on the open shelf.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:02 AM   #53
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My new 20 gallon Barker water tank (12x12x36) is installed. I opted to install it as far forward and towards the outside wall as possible, then route the majority of the plumbing and pump under the sink cabinet.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #54
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Bubble foil insulation added under both dinette benches- only 1 is pictured here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #55
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Black tank is now properly vented to the outside. I may use the vent pipe as a backfill/rinse port. I'm thinking I may just use some magnets to attach the Louvered vent cover.
The cover doesn't need to be completely rain proof- as any small amount of water that sneaks under the magnets will just end up in the black tank anyways. So long as its not large amounts that significantly add volume to the black tank I'm okay with it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #56
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Ryan, I cant tell from the pictures but is your toilet assembly white or bone. I only saw bone listed on the Scamp page and the one I wanted is half the price that I see from other dealers. Not sure how they do that but I liked the price much better but really wanted white and not bone as they called it.
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