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Old 07-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Adding a bath to a 13' Burro or?

So many deals on 13' fiberglass units w/o bath (of course)

Any info on adding one??

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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Personally, I think it would be harder to add a bath rather than wait for a 13'er come up for sale with a bath....... Just my opinion, but can't see that it would be a easy chore!

I know it's hard to wait, but sometimes the wait is worth it.......... good luck!


Or buy a 13ft without and buy a outdoor camp shower.


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Old 07-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Several people have put in a portable shower like we did on our previous 13' Burro. Hubby rigged out a 4-sided PVC pipe into a square that we put shower curtains on and added screws to the ceiling for the fish line to hold them up. Then we bought a camp shower. Portapotty came out at night. Others build portapotty into the front seat.

And then there are people who turn the front bunk area into a bathroom.

Others created showers outside using shower tents.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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Thanks it's what I figured. I'm going to wait for a 16"
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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Well, after adding the bathroom in our Burro, we never used it and ended up trading up for a 16' Uhaul . However, we rarely use the shower in it. We look for clean campgrounds. Having the bathroom, or really a privacy room in the Uhaul, has been great though.

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There are a number of phone booth sized dome tents that are for shower/changing and port-a-potti use. Mesh floors that drain are a good feature for shower and toilet use. Depends on what you want or need as to if the "portable" approach will work for you.

Having added a bathroom to a home built motorhome I would say non-trivial undertaking to install a wet bathroom and I had a lot more space to work with than a 13 ft FGRV does. And metal floor so no wood floor to rot if I had a leak someplace.

I would rather use a portable toilet than many outhouses at rustic sites, and someone posted a neat solar shower that was just plastic milk or juice jugs with holes drilled in the cap to make it a sprinkler. Set in sun to warm, or fill with heated water. Easy pour handle and you can see how much water you have left.
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I like the milk-jug-shower idea and plan to steal it! Great idea! Thanks!
A co-worker has a new class A but did not plan to use the bathroom (to keep it new and fresh, I guess?). Instead they camp near restroom facilities. However, this weekend, she got stomach flu or food poisoning. Needless to say, the bathroom got broken in and well used. Made us think twice about what to look for in a trailer...
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Well, I can't get the link to post correctly from my original, Portable Camp Shower post. But here is the pic of it, self explanitory so shouldn't be a problem without the discussion.......





As well as another idea I ran across for a camp shower!
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This was my solution on a recent camping trip.

The water is heated in the black solar shower bag and transferred to the 2 liter pop bottle. Dollar store shower curtains are hung from a 1/2" plastic pipe hoop under the screen room, water is captured in a doggy wading pool. Total cost under $10.
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Having had my '83 Burro (13 footer) for a little over a year now, I can't imagine giving up the space needed for any kind of indoor plumbing beyond the existing kitchen sink... there just ain't now room for it! BTW, I camp by myself and seem to fill up the available space; with 2 people, you'd have to go outside just to change your mind! I love it for what it is, but don't think you should try to make it what it isn't. Rather, if you want more amenities, go for at least a 16 footer. JMHO, YMMV.

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Having had my '83 Burro (13 footer) for a little over a year now, I can't imagine giving up the space needed for any kind of indoor plumbing beyond the existing kitchen sink... there just ain't now room for it! BTW, I camp by myself and seem to fill up the available space; with 2 people, you'd have to go outside just to change your mind! I love it for what it is, but don't think you should try to make it what it isn't. Rather, if you want more amenities, go for at least a 16 footer. JMHO, YMMV.

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To each his own. That is what makes life interesting. But just to remark on the above post. We have a 13 foot Scamp with a shower and camode. My wife and I have no problem with the arrangement. We never use campground showers. Why would we want to with our own shower? And we rarely sit outside. The point is that a 13 foot with bath is very workable and in fact we would have it no other way. Granted as Froggie expresses, others may want and need the space but others do not. As I said, to each his own.
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To each his own. That is what makes life interesting. But just to remark on the above post. We have a 13 foot Scamp with a shower and camode. My wife and I have no problem with the arrangement. We never use campground showers. Why would we want to with our own shower? And we rarely sit outside. The point is that a 13 foot with bath is very workable and in fact we would have it no other way. Granted as Froggie expresses, others may want and need the space but others do not. As I said, to each his own.
Since you rarely sit outside, what's the attraction to going camping? Why spend the gas and camping fees if you're going to stay inside?

Wondering minds would like to know.
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Since you rarely sit outside, what's the attraction to going camping? Why spend the gas and camping fees if you're going to stay inside?

Wondering minds would like to know.
I'm an outside person (cooking, reading, eating etc.) and only dress and sleep in camper, or flee the bugs but.....

I never ever have to do the yardwork at the campground or the never ending list of fixes and projects around the house. Both major improvements to my mood of general relaxation.

Still will never understand how my sister goes camping and does not bother with a campfire. I say Huh?
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I'm an outside person (cooking, reading, eating etc.) and only dress and sleep in camper, or flee the bugs but.....

I never ever have to do the yardwork at the campground or the never ending list of fixes and projects around the house. Both major improvements to my mood of general relaxation.

Still will never understand how my sister goes camping and does not bother with a campfire. I say Huh?
I don't bother with a campfire. For one thing a campfire draws your undivided attention to the dancing flames and bright coals. It ruins your night vision and prevents you from seeing the creatures of the night. I recall one evening while camped on wilderness lake we went for a little walk by moon light. There was another couple down the lake a bit we stopped to talk a bit. While talking I was watching the kangaroo mice jump over their feet. They had a fire they were watching and never saw what was at their feet. I never bothered to point it out, instead watched the show and left with the memories of antics of those kangaroo mice.
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