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Old 05-04-2021, 06:41 AM   #1
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Adding a bathroom to a 13

Is there a way to add a shower to a 13 that came with bunk bed set up?
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:16 AM   #2
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Really all I need is a light weight camper with a bed and small bathroom area (wife wants it)
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:18 AM   #3
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You are much better off with that Casita Patriot with the shower bathroom. I see you responded to that ad. Those 13 foot Casitas are pretty rare, and Casita stopped making them years ago.

To install a shower into a Scamp 13, you are talking major work. BTW, a lot of Scamps don't have a water heater. If so, that is even more work. Some don't have gray tank either. And that front gaucho is structural. And Scamp 13s without a front toilet room have a large front window.

If I had a Scamp 13 and wanted a shower, I'd sell the Scamp during this red hot market, and buy a trailer with a shower.

Another option on showers even if you are boon docking is to pay a little and use a truck stop shower. In Quartzite for example, there is a truck stop less than 1 mile away. I've used a shower in a Pilot and Flying J, both were quite nice! The showers in these small trailers are incredibly SMALL.
Tow vehicle is a honda fit
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Tow vehicle is a honda fit
Not being mean, but, probably not for long,,,,
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Not being mean, but, probably not for long,,,,

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Why not bud?
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Why not bud?
Other people already doing it.Attachment 140702

Other people jump off bridges.
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Other people jump off bridges.
It is doable
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:46 AM   #8
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Certainly people do things outside manufacturer specifications and ratings. Don’t expect encouragement from this group. We- and I include myself- have lived long enough to know that a lot of things seem to work… until they don’t. Do you have brakes on the trailer and a controller in the vehicle?

My mother has a Fit, and it’s a great little car. Hate to see it meet a premature demise. A 2002-2006 CRV has a lot of the same driving characteristics and reliability, plus two more things: a 1500# tow rating and AWD to get up that gravel incline in a campground. Still marginal for a 13’er but way better that a Fit.

A 13’er with a wet bath will weigh close to 2000# loaded. Can a bunk model be converted? Yes, with a lot of work and expense. Scamp sells a fiberglass shower pan custom designed for the 2-height floor. But it will make an already dangerous towing situation worse by 200-300#.

You really need to rethink this plan from the beginning. It’s like remodeling a house on a bad foundation.
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With the addition of the wet bath, the trailer will come close to weighing as much as the car
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Some vehicles can tow their own weight and more. That alone is not a problem if the vehicle is engineered for it and properly equipped with trailer braking and weight distribution.

The Fit is not one of them. A motorcycle trailer would be a better fit.

Glenn, funny you mention jumping off bridges. A car accident on a bridge near Ocean City, MD, a day or so before you posted caused an infant to be ejected into the water. A quick thinking person indeed jumped off the bridge and the infant was saved. No relevance to this situation of course, but it was an amazing story and the timing remarkable.
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Glenn, funny you mention jumping off bridges. A car accident on a bridge near Ocean City, MD, a day or so before you posted caused an infant to be ejected into the water. A quick thinking person indeed jumped off the bridge and the infant was saved. No relevance to this situation of course, but it was an amazing story and the timing remarkable.

Saw that story on TV news up here.
The difference is that that was an infant ...
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The weight remark was more an observation than the vehicle’s ability
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