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Old 05-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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13' Scamp shower idea

I'm a new member, but have gotten a world of information allready!
We haven't gotten any pictures of our new 'baby' yet .. it's been raining since we brought it home. :cry

I just read Paul's thread on his entire rebuild, and spray-liner shower idea. Pretty cool ... I'm considering it, now, myself!:

But also ..

I thought of recessing a shower floor into the middle of the floor, and then putting a plywood plate back on top, with carpet to match the rest of the floor. Pull up the cover plate, suspend a plastic circular shower curtain, and attatch showerhead via hose to the sink. My question is .. is there anything in the middle section of the floor .. it appears to be framed in by 3'or so frame .. shouldn't be a problem, unless there is something IN there ... This option would allow me to keep the current configuration intact, and still add the shower. I don't mind .. actually prefer .. the port-a-potti separately.

Anyone know of anything in the middle of the floor in this location?

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Old 05-12-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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Dennis,

I don't think there is anything in that area. The gray tank on a Scamp is usually behind the axle if it is installed. You can look under it and see. Nothing is between the wood you see and the carpet.

If you install the shower that way make sure that you seal the edges of the wood where you cut it. That will prevent it from soaking up water and rotting. Then caulk around the shower pan above and below to keep out any water.

Scamp also uses a 12vdc pump to get the water from the shower to a gray tank. You may want to purchase one from them for that purpose, if you have or intend to install a gray tank. It is usually installed behind the axle which is higher than the shower will be.

Good luck with your project. I doesn't sound like such a bad ideal to me. I sure will save a lot of space. A fantastic fan close above would be nice too.

Ron
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Old 05-12-2003, 10:30 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what is underneath the center of your Scamp. Someone did something similar with an Aliner.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...801&page=1#6605
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Thanks Ron and Berita ..

Good suggestions, both. I might look at the portable model ... I hadn't thought of just setting the pan on the floor! :-) It can double as a wash bin ... and moving it outside in the screen/add-a-room for airing would be handy too. Definately would need to be dry before stuffing away!
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:00 PM   #5
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For my draining, I hadn't planned on using the existing grey water tank, but having a small portable rollable one, just rolled under the trailer, connected with a hose. I haven't looked to see how convenient the existing tank is or isn't to get to though .. . With a little in-line pump, it might be just as easy to do that .. and one less thing to haul around!

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Old 05-13-2003, 09:34 AM   #6
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The shower in the ever-popular Roadtrek Motor Home works the same way as you are contemplating, Dennis.

<img src=http://www.roadtrek.com/Uploads/images/30_Slp.jpg/>

The shower pan (#9) is covered until you want to take a shower, then you remove the cover, and pull a 360 degree curtain around you.

So, keep thinking it through! Where there is a will, there is a way!
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My mom and I were discussing this issue a few days ago since the only thing missing from my Trillium is a shower. She suggested a large plastic storage box such as made by Rubbermaid. You'd need to make sure it didn't tip easily, but you could rig a drain in it (somewhere online I have seen a home hydroponics system that uses Rubbermaid storage boxes with drains cut into the sides). Once done, you could dry it off and store things in it under a permanent bed or in the tow-vehicle.
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Once done, you could dry it off and store things in it under a permanent bed or in the tow-vehicle.
... like all your bath products. Cool.
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