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Old 08-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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a dry bath

I have had several conversations asking if we could convert the closet into a dry bath/shower. Reasons are mainly due to the need of cleaning and wiping everything down after a shower so the toilet can be used without all the water, soap residue,hair etc..
It makes perfectly good sense and am looking into this as a possible option. The main draw back in my mind is losing the storage space of the closet.
Just looking for some input to estimate the possible demand for this.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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I have read and re-read your post and I have no idea what you are asking about?

What exactly is a Dry Bath and isn't the entire trailer one?

I really just do not understand?

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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I really just do not understand?
This is my interpretation of what Robert was asking:

The 22' Oliver is based on stretching the 17' Oliver, which is based on the 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe floor-plan. Many people consider the bathrooms in these trailers "Wet Baths" as you are standing in the shower stall to use the sink, or use the shower stall as legroom when seated on the toilet. Apparently he has had customers ask to re-configure the space by eliminating the closet in the front corner, and enlarging the bathroom into the vacated closet space. Then a shower curtain or shower door can separate the shower from the rest of the bathroom. Now the toilet and sink are in a "Dry Bath" space as only the shower stall itself would get wet. This is how the 21' Bigfoot is configured; with a separate shower, which I presume is Oliver's competition in this price point.

So the question boils down to: Is is worth loosing closet storage space to gain a shower stall separated from the rest of the bathroom?
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As I understand it, in the RV world, where a shower or bath is physically separated from the toilet, the toilet stays dry when you shower and accordingly the arrangement is referred to as a dry bath. In most smaller units, the the toilet sits in the middle of the shower tray, gets wet when you shower and accordingly is referred to as a wet bath.
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Alrighty then.

Now I get it,thanks.

Not all that intuitive without the explanation though and of course I had no idea who the O.P.was,still don't really?
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Life was simpler back in the days of the dry sink and the water closet. And before that, the crick and Hey there, not so close to the wagon!

I don't mind sponging or squeegeeing walls and wheel wells but I sometimes dream of somebody in Arvee Land providing a shower pan that slopes to the drain.

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. . . and before there was three rooms and bath there was one room and a path.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #8
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Not all that intuitive without the explanation though and of course I had no idea who the O.P.was,still don't really?
Robert Partee is part of the Oliver trailer manufacturing group.

Robert, I appreciate the fact you come here to FiberglassRV and ask OUR opinions! Truly!!! It's refreshing that a trailer manufacturer wants to know what folks think, before it's done. You have joined a SMALL group of manufacturers that do that here.

I don't need a dry bath. Every inch put into a bathroom of any type has to be taken from someplace else... in this case the closet. My closet is my pantry/cooking implement/coffee maker storage. Wouldn't want to lose that!
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I am with Donna on this one . The storage space is much more important than having a dry bath and to me the dry bath offers little advantage
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Lance Travel trailers offers a dry bath in their smallest units, a 16' and a 19' trailer, the 1274 and 1575 seen here Travel Trailer Selector | Lance Camper
just drop the sink, put the shower where the toilet is and move the toilet to where the sink was.
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The Lance 1274 is the only one without a slide-out. I'll still pass. YMMV
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The problem with having a dry bath is that you still have to wipe down the walls and clean the toilet. With a wet bath, that just gets done after a shower.

I use a squeegee and a sponge.
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The Lance 1274 is the only one without a slide-out. I'll still pass. YMMV
I realize that Donna, I was merely pointing out that with proper configuration, a dry bath is possible in a Casita or Scamp or Oliver without taking up any more room that a wet bath does now.
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But Jim, do you know of ANY all molded towable that is manufactured with a slide out?

My favorite layout is the Air Stream Eddie Baur Edition, but check out the specs.... that sucker is wide and LONG: Airstream, Inc :: Floorplans
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