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Old 02-09-2016, 06:12 PM   #11
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Thanks Sam, nice shots. Clearly not from a phone camera!

What's that below and to the right of the sink? Looks like heat/AC?

Bathroom looks pretty good, and like it uses pretty typical components/config. Are there separate grey/black cassettes?
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Very interesting. My first trailer was a small (12 ft??) Estrelle made in Indiana by a European company. By hand, you had to raise one end of the trailer roof which included the end of the trailer, then raise the other end for the same results, open the top half of the dutch door to gain access to the interior of the trailer, then by hand lift one side of the trailer and lock in place, then lift the other side and lock in place. Trailer would sleep three, had a small sink with cold water only with foot control pump, a two burner stove top and a small refrig. Very little storage inside. We used it about 10 years before we bought our first Hi*Lo. I no longer have pictures of it in the towing position and only a couple of it in use.
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Thanks Sam, nice shots. Clearly not from a phone camera!

What's that below and to the right of the sink? Looks like heat/AC?

Bathroom looks pretty good, and like it uses pretty typical components/config. Are there separate grey/black cassettes?
The top vented metal plate is the heater. The bottom is the main fuse box.

On the left mounted on the bottom of the top bunk support is the thermostat.

There is a gray water tank and a clean water tank. I don't know how many gallons each is. I am going to try and measure these at a latter date. The Potty is a small self contained cassette that is serviced from outside.

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Wow Garry - that's a neat unit! Thanks for sharing the pics and story. Seems like a pretty simple approach to the problem, makes me wonder why they didn't catch on.

Thanks for the update Sam - for some reason I assumed all the tanks were cassettes like the black. Since there's more grey water, it could be problematic as a cassette.
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Wow Garry - that's a neat unit! Thanks for sharing the pics and story. Seems like a pretty simple approach to the problem, makes me wonder why they didn't catch on.

Thanks for the update Sam - for some reason I assumed all the tanks were cassettes like the black. Since there's more grey water, it could be problematic as a cassette.
I meant to comment on Gary's trailer. It does look like a nice small and simple pop up trailer. If I had found on like that I would have bought that in a heart beat.

The clean and gray water tanks are in the neighborhood of 15 to 20 gal and the potty cassette is 5 gal.
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I meant to comment on Gary's trailer. It does look like a nice small and simple pop up trailer. If I had found on like that I would have bought that in a heart beat.

The clean and gray water tanks are in the neighborhood of 15 to 20 gal and the potty cassette is 5 gal.
It was a nice LITTLE trailer and we did enjoy it on many trips in Arizona, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and here in California, but we needed something larger for our trip to Canada/Alaska in 2012. We had always wanted a Hi-Lo but at the time did not have the proper tow vehicle. We had the Estrelle 14 years.
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