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Old 07-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Hunter Compact-II Ideas, Updates, Bathroom Removal etc.

After much discussion it became apparent that the built in bathroom in our Hunter Compact-II represented a lot of wasted space that being used less than 5% of the time and could be put to better use. As a result I tore out the existing toilet and holding tank and replace it with a Dometic SeaLand porta-potty on the sliding track. The entire area above the new porta potty became a huge clothes and general storage closet. The original clothes closet (it was only about 12" wide) became a shelved storage area.

That and a few other projects have made the Hunter much more friendly to live in.

Here is a link to about 40 pics of these recent updates. Although the pics are in no particular order, you can see the following.

Hunter Mods 2014 Photos by advocateone | Photobucket

1. Change-out of original (and still working) Dometic RM23 refrigerator for later and larger Dometic 2193 that was salvaged out of a wrecked Scamper slide-in camper for $40.

2. Addition of a slide out food prep/snack table under the refrigerator.

3. Removal of the original Monogram pedestal toilet and holding tank, and replacement with a Dometic SeaLand porta-potty mounted on a set of heavy duty slides.

4. Construction of a large closet and storage area in the upper area of the original bathroom.

5. Conversion of the original clothes closet to a shelved storage area.

Feel free to browse the other files in that account
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I'm curious about the heavy-duty slides for the PortaPotti. What are they mounted to and what keeps the weight of a person on the pot from ripping that mount out?
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The slides are rated at 150 lbs each fully extended. They are attached to sheet steel mounting brackets, with tabs on the slides and the mounting brackets, as well as a couple of mounting bolts. The mounting brackets themselves are an inverted "U" shape with mounting flanges and there are total of four carriage bolts, extending through the now 1 1/2" of flooring, at the back edge, with large steel fender washers inder the floor to distribute the load.

Just in case: I also made a small block of redwood than can be slide under the front of the porta-potty tray to support it when extended. I will review if there is a need for this after more testing.
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