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View Poll Results: If the Park has Facilities and sewer hookup
All the time 28 29.47%
Part of the time 32 33.68%
Send husband to the Public Shower 2 2.11%
Never use the trailer shower 33 34.74%
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:44 PM   #15
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It's convenience. I've hung my... well... um... you know... over many, many places in the world... as I get older, I find I enjoy the warmth and comfort of having our facilities close to the bedroom, and clean, dry, and warm. I'm not germ-phobic, and I don't care what the condition of the bath houses is particularly, I just enjoy not having to go there.


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Old 10-29-2007, 06:59 PM   #16
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Well, this is very eye-opening and very entertaining since we haven't any experience with a bathroom in our trailer. Seems in the early go that the trailer toilet is more popular and gets more use than the trailer shower, but not necessarily all the time.

So far, there is one poor husband that is being sent to the public facilities. Maybe we should try and figure out who that is in another post...

Byron's into the nite trips to the head.

Per has shower faucets down by the floor which has me a bit puzzled. I agree Per, I'd move those up somehow....

We know that Gina puts coffee on before she showers and Lainey is having religious experiences with a flush toilet.

Thanks for all the responses, good info.

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Old 10-29-2007, 09:41 PM   #17
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I appreciate having a very short walk to the bathroom from my bed.

The rest of the campground's occupants appreciate the fact that I will no longer hog the facilities.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:03 PM   #18
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Lainey is having religious experiences with a flush toilet.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:24 PM   #19
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The porta potti in our Boler is now "built in" and gets used every night!!! During the day the outhouse or bathroom is fine..

We shower mainly in the campground shower areas, but if we are camping and there are none---the sink with hot water, and a towel on the floor work great. It's times like that when I am glad I have short hair and I can just dunk my head in the sink....
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:47 PM   #20
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Longtime tenters until the past ten years or so, last year we were cramping at a public lakeside park in WA state, in the mountains near Leavenworth. Somehow in driving into the park, just about empty in October, we missed a GREAT BIG RED SIGN. That night, in the middle of the night, I used our cramper loo, and a durn good thang! For it wasn't until we were leaving the park that we finally saw the big red sign:


I am forever grateful for that lil full bathroom in our 16ft Casita. We use public facilities for the most part, but when you gotta go in the middle of the night, oh mama, am I happy we have it.

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:16 PM   #21
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I love my full bathroom. If I am in a place with good facilities (like most COE campgrounds) I will use their shower. Otherwise, I use my own. I always use my own toilet facilities, no matter where I am. But most of the time I am camping where there are no facilities at all. One of my favorite uses of the Casita bathroom is when I am on the road. It is a great comfort to pull into a rest stop, or a fastfood place, and have clean, private facilities at your disposal. (I also usually get the food to go and eat in the trailer. The dog gets a plain burger that way and everyone's happy!)
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:29 PM   #22
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One of the best uses for the bathroom is a storage facility for items the make Beagles go Gah Gah. Trash and their food bag.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:07 PM   #23
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We never do #2 in the bathroom , preferring to use the toilet facilities in the park campgrounds for that. Also, we only use the shower when there are no hot showers available where we're staying. However, since more and more National Forest campgrounds are putting in hot showers, we find ourselves using our Casita shower less and less.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:50 PM   #24
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The toilet/shower is a great convenience, especially at night, and especially as we age. I can stand up straight for a shower in ours, and I get my exercise bending down to adjust the faucets, which are next to the floor on ours, or so it seems (gotta do something about that).
Learn to use your toes, Per!

I've seen this even in large conventional travel trailers, and noticed that it appeared to be the result of searching for a place which backed on to a cabinet space which could readily accommodate the plumbing... it's not like even a stickie has walls with 2x4 studs to run plumbing between. One example had the backside of the faucet in the under-sink cabinet - easy to build that way, but necessarily low.

This is one of the several reasons why someone (like us) with a shower would still use the campground showers: the shower crammed into the egg is great when it's the only one available, but it's likely to be a "compromise" design.
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:00 PM   #25
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I don't have far to go to get to my faucets.

It's different, but I don't find it difficult to use.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #26
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... and Lainey is having religious experiences with a flush toilet.
Kinda gives the saying "Holy cr#p" a whole new meaning doesn't it... Yay for onboard plumbing!
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:48 PM   #27
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I prefer a tub... the Boler has a loo but no shower. So we bring along a very large Tupperware container and set it in the "hallway," heat water on stove top.

One time I scooped water from the lake for a bath, son had his first. He asked, "Mom what are all these little pink things?" I didn't have the heart to tell him I had just cooked two dozen tiny lake shrimp. "Bugs," I said, and he was good with that.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:37 PM   #28
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I spent almost 35 years backpacking..........bathing and everything else in the woods. Then I migrated to tent and car camping.............still depending on the great outdoors. Then gradually moved to tent camping in campgrounds and RV parks with "facilities". I really grew to hate the public facilities. Then I built a teardrop trailer..........which only improved the sleeping on the ground and cooking with bent knees stuff. But we did have a privacy tent for showering and the porta-pottie. Great improvement. But with the Casita, we have the entire shebang right at hand. No more dirty shower stalls. No more backed up toilets. No trying to find a clean place to lay our clothes or being afraid to lay down a tooth brush. I paid what I think was a ton of money for this beautiful little trailer. I'll be darned if I'm going to paddle down to the showers and give up the pleasure of using my own! (can you guess how I voted?)

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