17 ft escape bathroom - Fiberglass RV
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
GingerB's Avatar
 
Name: Ginny
Trailer: Escape
Alaska
Posts: 110
Registry
17 ft escape bathroom

My 6'1" husband was able to attend a rally last year in which he toured a 17 ft Escape. He said the bathroom wasn't tall enough for him and he couldn't stand up in it. I've never heard anyone mention this. We currently have a 13' Scamp so we're used to small spaces. Does the Escape bathroom have less headroom than the rest of the trailer? He said he had to step up into the bathroom. I want an Escape but he says the bathroom situation is a deal breaker. Thanks.
GingerB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,892
Ginny, the answer to your dilemma is simple. "Honey, we need a 19' Escape!" You see, the bathroom in the 17'er is only 68" high, but the the bath in a 19' or a 21' is 72" high. You also gain 3" of headroom in the rest of the 19' interior. Scroll down and click on 'specifications' at http://escapetrailer.com/trailers/the-19-foot-escape/

Now, it's up to you to work your wiles and charm...
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 3,350
Registry
Headroom in most molded trailers is highest in the center and lower in the sides. It’s one thing about side bathrooms you will usually find less head space.

Realize on most of the areas on the sides of an Escape you have cabinets so you are not standing in those spots. Not the case with the bathroom.
thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 07:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
British Columbia
Posts: 7,397
In the spirit of TMI, if you are taking a shower, you can sit on the toilet lid. If you are taking a pee, you likely have your head bowed, if you're guiding the stream.
"We aim to please, you aim too please".

There is a lip at the entrance to the bath to keep water from flooding the trailer. You step over it, not up onto the floor. Some owners have installed a teak floor mat, which would reduce headroom.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 08:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: 2013Escape 21
Iowa
Posts: 747
Need to attend another rally. Check out all the Escapes in stocking feet. Close the door and go through the motions. I’m about 5’10 inches tall and around.....well maybe a little less, and I can easily shower in the gen 1 19 or 21. I cannot, however, develop full volume when doing a duet with Pavarotti on the blue tooth, can’t spread my arms far enough.
Iowa Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 08:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rbryan's Avatar
 
Name: Robert
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Past Tents" 2018 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB SuperCrew
Arkansas
Posts: 1,298
Registry
The bathroom shell insert does mean there's a little less headroom in the bathroom than there is in the rest of the trailer. It makes the floor slightly higher than the trailer floor (very little) as well. You don't so much step up into the bath as step over the door frame. But, in a trailer with limited headroom to start with, every inch counts. I second the idea of a 19 for a taller person vs a 17. Yes, more length, more money, and maybe requiring a different tow, but you'll be more comfortable in a 19 in every respect if you're a taller person.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 10:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
British Columbia
Posts: 7,397
Of course, if you install an exterior shower, then the sky's the limit as far as headroom is concerned.
Attached Thumbnails
exterior shower.jpg  
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2018, 11:46 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: Parkliner 2014
Georgia
Posts: 158
At 6'2" I can stand in the Parkliner shower. I expect all trailers will be shorter in the shower to allow for the drain.

And I checked out a side bath Scamp 16 once; a few minutes of seated shower would not have been a problem, ceiling at below 6'2", less where knobs, etc., come down, would have been.
FishingBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
escape


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Escape 17 with bathroom Sandy Christie General Chat 1 10-10-2014 04:50 AM
13' Escape for sale on the Escape owners forum Wallo Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 0 04-24-2014 09:56 AM
Bathroom or no bathroom, that is the question.. Warren Shumway Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 71 04-07-2012 04:28 PM
First Escape in our Escape! Penney H. & Mike E. General Chat 6 05-07-2009 05:46 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.