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Old 09-18-2017, 07:15 AM   #41
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I do not have a wet bath, only a privacy room in my Scamp 13. I did install a composting toilet, but I have no shower.

My plan, if I ever order a new Scamp, would be to request just the shower, no toilet installed. I will transfer my composting toilet to the new Scamp. I have wondered why folks with wet baths, who do not like having to wipe down and dry the toilet do not just cover it with an inverted garbage bag while showering. Seems that would keep it perfectly dry. When done showering, just pull the bag off and hang it outside to dry, wipe down the walls and floor and you are done, no need to dry all the nooks and crannies of the toilet.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:21 AM   #42
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The wet bath in our Oliver is the cleanest part of the trailer. Shower, quick squeegee and wipe with a small microfiber towel and done. No curtain, nothing on the floor. We have a small rug that we put outside the door during a shower and it goes back in after. Easy. Mike
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:23 AM   #43
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I put a vinyl grid I bought at West Marine to help keep the shower floor dry when not showering.
I also have a small squeegee to wipe the water to the drain after showering.
Basically we get the wet shower wet and then use it dry and it is better than walking through the rain to the bath house.
The wet bath allows us to have a bath at all in our 16' Scamp.
Originally our Scamp had a side bath which was more useless for my wife who is pretty tall. I rebuilt the whole trailer incorporating a wet bath in the center front with the floor dropped and the toilet on the side.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:11 AM   #44
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no free lunch....

in our small spaces whenever you add something, you give something back (space, usability)....

I like everything about my wet bath....but I've improved it some. It might be worth noting that there are two kinds of wet baths really: The ones that are built with a pan and panels and a sink fastened to the wall.......and a complete molded bathroom (BF had them in 2 pieces with horizontal seam, like mine....the newer 17.5 is all one piece)

I wish mine was a WEE BIT bigger...but you can't have everything! I have looked at an Adventurer 20 foot Class C Moho that has a VERY NICE wet bath....I'm not sure if it's bigger than mine or if it's just that it does not have the seat (that's where the sink is located)...they solved the height issue (no seat required, or you can just sit on the toilet) by adding a big bubble skylight in the bath...that makes it feel like you're showering outside!

I don't "squeege"....when I'm done showering I hose the whole bathroom down (hot water)....leave the curtain loose, close the door and leave the light on....I have a computer fan that is wired to the bathroom light....I usually leave that on all day (solar panels on roof and light is LED)....and hour or so later it's plenty enough dry in there......(but I travel alone, so that's different I guess)

finding the right floor covering is key I think....so if finding a place for the curtain to hang flat, so it doesn't get all crumpled up while stored....I rerouted a heating duct into my bathroom (white pipe near the floor in the pic) so it gets a little heat when the furnace is used...the curtain covers the duct when it's deployed for showering....(that Adventurer wet bath has a heat duct built in under the sink)

if somebody made a wet bath that was 5 feet by 5 feet...I'd put one in a house! oh, and I'm with Carol...I would NOT give up closet space for anything....
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:24 AM   #45
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adventurer pic

found a pic of that wet bath in Adventurer Class C...."porthole" on wall is extractor fan...it's got everything...medicine cabinet, TP holder, heat duct...and just out of the picture a full room bubble skylight
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:29 AM   #46
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A dry bath takes up a lot of space in a small trailer, especially when considering the amount of time it's used per day... or so. BUT, the truly limiting factor is the holding tanks. Then, if you're hooked up to water/sewer, you may very well have access to the park's showers/bathrooms. I'd use those and let someone else clean them!
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:55 AM   #47
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I am glad I did a lot of tent/car camping in my early 20s. It means I am not so fussy about things like wet baths, dry baths or even sponge baths. A good characteristic that makes me a suitable candidate for the small FGRVs and boats too.

Some folks are never going to adapt to anything other than a luxury spa bathroom which will lead to unhappy camper syndrome. No point in forcing it on them, they should not have to adapt for what amounts to a choice in leisure activity.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:49 PM   #48
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Thanks, yes, I need to plan well to sell the concept better.
Maybe you should try out a small trailer with a dry bath. Once she realizes how small the shower compartment can be, she might better appreciate the spaciousness of, say, a Scamp front wet bath. The toilet area actually increases the elbow room.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:21 AM   #49
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I've been keeping the fingers off the keyboard about this wet/dry bath thing but sorry, I've got to chime in as this is just about the strangest reason to eliminate the trailer that has everything else you want, SMH. One thing I find interesting is after 30+ years of RVing none of my camping buds who have had every type of RV out there have ever mentioned a problem with having a wet bath. I've had both types, I can take a shower in either which is the main point. With the wet bath I covered the stool with a large trash bag, easy and works well. Can't remember ever wiping down the walls as they were always dry by the time I needed to use the throne . If you really have a thing about drying the walls, you're standing there with a towel you've just used....bed size and seating are much more important in the scope of our eggs.
OK, off the soap box, let the beating begin .
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:37 AM   #50
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Lack of a dry bath was one of the stumbling points for us going molded FG, same for going to a truck camper. Our last trailer, a 16' Starcraft hybrid, had a dry, it was much nicer to use then the one in the Escape, and by the way, it had smaller holding tanks then the Escape. Now that we've had the wet for a while we're used to it and it's not a concern. I do stand in the aisle to shave and need the door open to dry after a shower, just too darn tight. I know, a diet would help.

A wet bath is a turn off for a lot of folks.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:19 AM   #51
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Seems to me this thread isn't really about wet bath versus dry bath, but about compromise.

Nat's dilemma is really a marriage issue, as he is ready to live with a wet bath but his wife is not. I wish him well in the complex dance of give and take that is marriage, but no amount of logical arguments or testimonials is going to help! If there's one thing I've learned about marriage it's that you can win the argument and still lose.

If the decision for them, or anyone else, requires a dry bath, there are two molded choices, both fairly large: Bigfoot 21' and 25'. There are also plenty of non-molded choices, some smaller. The only real way to have your perfect trailer is to build it yourself. For the rest of us, it's about compromises.

You can have small. You can have molded. You can have a dry bath. Pick two.
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