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Old 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #15
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no bathroom for us ...we're very happy to have a portapotty--for emergency use. normally we use the facilities wherever we are. NEVER have found the bathrooms to be gross, smelly or unusable. we enjoy our "last walk" of the night, before bed, to the facilities...
dennis finds most RV bathrooms just a bit too snug of a fit.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #16
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If you have to ask that question, you need a bathroom. Better that than a new trailer 3 years later to get the bath. That describes many of us here, although the bathroom is included in a little longer trailer.
We got a larger trailer to get the bath. I use the portapotty in the camper almost all the time. We rarely use the shower, but it is there when we need it.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #17
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I have a 2005 13'Scamp delux with the toilet/shower and I wouldn't have it any other way. The best part is when it is cold and damp outside and you can take a nice warm shower before going to bed at night.

(And when you need the toilet in the middle of that night.)
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #18
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Based on previous experience you are going to have far greater chance of odor issue using a porta potty than a black water tank.

Ran into a few nasty campground washrooms this year and some REAL nice ones. The real surprise nice one was at private campground - The Orange Grove in Bakersfield Calf, very clean, lots of nice tile work and it may even have heated floors - one of the worst was a state park in Arizona.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #19
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I'm new here. But I'm going through this same thought process. I want to upgrade from a Little Guy 5 wide teardrop. I'm curious as to what year Scamp started including bathrooms in their 13 footer?

I've only looked at two trailers so far, and neither had a bathroom.

I camped at a state park after they had turned off their water in the part we had to camp in. I was with a group doing some volunteer work. The outhouses were clean, but a bit ripe and needed to be pumped out. Oh how I wished for a trailer big enough for porta potty or bathroom!
Scamp has offered a head/shower in the 13 for many years but only on the deluxe (wood interior) as an option.
In the spring of 2008 they began offering the head/shower in the standard Scamp (fiberglass Interior) as an option.
Prior to that time you could buy a Scamp with a head, but no shower.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #20
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Even places that keep their bathrooms clean can get nasty between cleaning. I rarely use our shower but during those times, having a bathroom is nice, but then, our bathroom is in a 16' trailer.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #21
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wish we had a bathroom....
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:54 AM   #22
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Hmmmmmm, now that is interesting. Having only camped at maybe a dozen campgrounds total we have never ran into a nasty bathroom. Even Florida's rest stops are sparkling clean. Would love to see a poll as to how often folks run across icky bathrooms? Rarely, Occasionally, never? And in which Regions were you traveling through? And were they Public or Private Camgrounds? State, Forest etc?

Just curios,

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i agree, we always use the facilities and have never had a problem. it might depend on where you camp though. we stay in national or state campgrounds.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:59 AM   #23
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Hi: Warren Shumway...The older we get the more important it seem a bathroom is!!! Close only counts in "Horse shoes" as they say. Our 5.0 has the largest wet bath that Escape builds and that's a bonus!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:11 AM   #24
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It's different strokes for different folks kinda of thing. As with most, I started as a tenter and backpacker... no bathroom available except in nature and made facilities. As I've aged, I'm glad I no longer have to dress in the middle of the night to go to search out a bathroom and the weather has no bearing in my decision to wait it out! I've never found dumping the black tank to be problematic. I wear gloves and use chemicals in the tank. For those of us that are parents and changed dirty diapers... trust me, a black tank is not nearly as nasty!

But, the decision is personal. What someone else needs or what someone else's kids handle may be totally different than your own. Good luck on your decision, it's one you'll live with the entire time you own a particular trailer.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #25
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At night

We have a 16 ft Scamp with bath . We use the campground's bathroom during the day and the campground's shower if it's clean . We basically use the bathroom at night when it is a real convenience especially when raining or cold. I have not found there to be a lack of storage space due to the bath I still have a cupboard above the bed that's totally empty . Our longest trip in the Scamp has been 9 days so that may change but we like the bath
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #26
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We have a 13' SCAMP and use only a porta-potty. Since we camp at RV parks and state campgrounds (Oregon) we only use it at night-time. We value our storage area; it holds a lot.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #27
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Thanks again

Thanks again to all the positive suggestions. Since I will be using this around New England for business too, I have put a deposit down for the 13' scamp with the bathroom. It will cut down on the space (which the dogs will miss if it's raining outside) but I sure love the thought of bathroom if i have to park in kmart or walmart parking lot late one night.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:39 PM   #28
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Thanks again to all the positive suggestions. Since I will be using this around New England for business too, I have put a deposit down for the 13' scamp with the bathroom.
Best wishes,

Warren
Best wishes to you too Warren. Be sure to post pictures when your new egg is in your possession!
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