• Lighting

    I installed a series of four 12v LED lights from Amazon down the middle of the ceiling where there was already wiring and also a matching one in the bathroom above the mirror.  These each have their own switch.

    I’m looking for a couple of wall lights nest to the front seats.

  • Air Conditioning

    This trailer didn’t come with air conditioning and instead it had a vent in the bedroom area. Fortunately it had a 110v  power already in that space.  I reinforced the opening with a wood surround that fit between the inner and outer skins.  Before installation I added a soft start kit to the unit which includes rewiring it with a larger capacitor and other electronic circuits that will allow it to start much easier and put less load on the trailer and camp ground circuits.  Then with some help I installed the 13,500 BTU Coleman Mach A/C unit on the roof.

    Next is the Ceiling Assembly install.


  • Exterior

    I built a compartment in the back bumper to house the sewer hose.  It’s made of aluminum angle and aluminum diamond plate fastened with pop rivets.

    I installed four trailer jacks under the trailer and added an extension so I can operate them with a drill and not have to kneel down. The second picture is a closeup of the extension and the bracket I made to hold it in place. The socket is magnetic and with the bracket it is held securely for travel.  This is a great time saver over the standard jacks.

  • Living Room

    At the front of the trailer centered under the front window I installed a 25 gallon fresh water tank and a SHURflo 4800 water pump.  The tank is fed from the fresh water fill on the outside of the trailer.  In front of the tank are mounted two Thomas Payne Theater Seats for RV’s and a center console that has a magnetic phone charger in the back of the console.  These come in three pieces that interlock together and they are fastened to the floor.

  • Kitchen

    On the curb side next to the Gaucho is a cabinet and next to that is the refrigerator and above, more upper cabinets.  These had to be a little larger than the bedroom uppers to enclose the refrigerator vent.  The countertop is laminate and above that are sliding doors and a panel with a monitor for water, grey and black tank levels, a water pump switch and 110v outlet.  To the left is the entry door.


    On the street side is the sink cabinet.  It houses the furnace and provides lots of storage.


    Below is the finished cabinet with the sink and stove top installed.  The flush mounted doors makes for a clean look.  The drawer front under the sink is a tip out with a tray mounted behind it for sponge and soap, etc.  Underneath the front lip of the kitchen and vanity countertops are L.E.D. strip lighting which can be dimmed as a night light with the remote.  The next picture shows the uppers with the vintage exhaust fan installed.  Somehow I lost the original fan but this one works.


  • Bedroom

    I should say here that I have kept with the original room divider locations although I left out the divider between the bedroom and kitchen on the curb side to open up the trailer a little more.  But the basic layout of the trailer hasn’t changed.

    On the curb side is the Gaucho that is a couch that converts to a bed by the use of seven 150 pound full extension drawer slides which make it possible not to have any support on the outside when extended. The drawing shows how it converts and under is some storage space.

    Above the Gaucho are uppers similar to the originals except I made them with a curved lower edge.  The curve is very time consuming to make but I think the rounded shape fits the design of the trailer better.  The latches are designed for boats.  The knobs lock when pushed it and it’s easy to see that all the cabinet doors are secured before travel.  In the latched position they are very low profile.


    On the street side is a divider separating the electronics in the bathroom from the next cabinet which is a closet with storage to the right and above and next to it is a vanity.

    There is an 8 inch space from the bottom doors and the floor which is a chase for plumbing and wiring between the back of the face frame and the wheel fender.

  • Toilet

    In one of my early posts you can see how I modified the fiberglass tub to make room for the new marine toilet.  The cabinet behind the toilet has a cutout to provide access from the back side through the rear  trailer door.

    The toilet has a vertical back that fits tight to the cabinet and mounts with four brass bolts through the floor.

    Accessing the back of the toilet through the exterior compartment door you can see the plumbing and electrical connections.  The waterline that feeds the toilet solenoid looks pink right now because it is full of RV antifreeze.  This will get flushed out before our first trip in the spring.

  • Tub Skirt

    On the other side of the bathroom the tub needed a skirt to finish it off and hide some of the plumbing.  This took some head scratching to figure out how to make it.

    I made a curved form (below) and laminated two pieces of bending plywood, fir veneer on the front,  birch veneer on the back side and placed them in my vacuum press.  I modified some of the original aluminum trim to finish off the top and bottom of the panel.

    Also on this side of the trailer is a divider that separates the tub from the bedroom mounted in the original aluminum track.  It is white laminate that fits tight to the tub on that side and VGF (vertical grain fir) on the bedroom side.  On the lower left corner I made a cutout for running wires around the back of the tub.

  • Bathroom Cabinets

    All the cabinet faces in the trailer are Vertical Grain Fir plywood finished with a catalyzed lacquer (no stain). You’ll notice in the picture that the doors are a lighter color.  I installed the face frame and it was some time before I installed the doors.  Exposure to the sun darkens them and in time the doors will catch up and be the same color. Notice the small white control panel below the double doors for the marine toilet to be installed.

    All of the cabinets were built and installed starting from the back of the trailer and progressing forward in that order.

  • Electrical Equipment

    Besides the hot water heater and the black water tank, much of the trailers electrical equipment is mounted in the bathroom cabinet.  This includes a Battle Born 100 Ah 12V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery (there is room for a second battery that will be added later), a Progressive Dynamics Inc.  Intelli-Power converter, a GoWISE Power PS1004 3000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter, a Parallax Power Supply panel for 120v and 12v circuits and a Bayite DC 6.5-100V 0-100A LCD Digital Power Display panel.