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Old 12-04-2022, 07:59 PM   #41
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:26 PM   #42
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My kids donít think there is anything about this trailer that resembles their dispersed camping choices. I personally am all for the porcelain throne, and loved the Dometic in our previous trailer.

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Old 12-04-2022, 09:22 PM   #43
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You might want to swing by again and take a look at my toilet while you're considering. Sealand 311 I think, ceramic bowl and an elongated residential soft close seat. Quite comfy!
Hey Charlie! You shared your build sheet back in 2014 and helped us a LOT!

Was the Sealand 311 a direct replacement for the Thetford foot flush?
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Old 12-04-2022, 11:23 PM   #44
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You might want to swing by again and take a look at my toilet while you're considering. Sealand 311 I think, ceramic bowl and an elongated residential soft close seat. Quite comfy!/QUOTE]

Hey Charlie! You shared your build sheet back in 2014 and helped us a LOT!

Was the Sealand 311 a direct replacement for the Thetford foot flush?
Yup. No adapter ring needed; simple R&R. I didn't get the rinse hose option. It's also only a few pounds heavier as only the bowl is ceramic. Seat is wood.
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:42 AM   #45
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Mike is working on the bed and under storage, but found a few construction issues with supports, so it is good that we are doing this before we slept on it
Are you referring to the slats that don't go all the way to the side?

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Old 12-05-2022, 11:24 AM   #46
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Are you referring to the slats that don't go all the way to the side?

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Heehee. You must be psychic or this was an issue for more than one trailer. Yup, they are dangling in the wind. Yikes!!
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:30 PM   #47
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Heehee. You must be psychic or this was an issue for more than one trailer. Yup, they are dangling in the wind. Yikes!!
No, I'm not psychic, and this has been discussed several times in the past.

I have to admit that I was a bit surprised when I first disassembled the bed platform in my 19 and saw how it was constructed. It isn't the way that I would have constructed it.

Having said that, I believe that it's a non-issue. Look overhead in a big box store and you'll see that only the top chord is supported. The plywood in this case acts as the top chord.

Some folks have had the mattress removed and walked on the plywood and heard it creak. That doesn't mean that it's going to collapse. In normal use the mattress eliminates the point load and I've never heard of a bed collapsing.

I considered modifying my platform but decided, why fix something that's not broken. It wasn't a problem in the 19 and hasn't been a problem in the 21.

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Old 12-06-2022, 09:56 PM   #48
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If you are thinking of using the underbed crates, here's one idea. If you plan to use them for clothing/shoes, i.e. stuff you'll pack each time, you can fasten them together with those large heavy duty twist ties (available at home depot in a package with various sizes). that way you can pack them inside the house, carry them out to the trailer, and fasten (unfasten) them together easily. I put some flexible plastic cutting boards in the bottom of the shoe container so dirt wouldn't filter down to the floor.

Enjoy your trailer! The 17 is awesome.
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