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Old 11-17-2008, 07:38 PM   #11
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Re: 17' Escape Plan B

I am sure I'll use mine lots. Is that a gender difference?
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:47 PM   #12
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You could be right, but I think it's more an issue of how big it is. Large enough to wash one hand at a time.

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Old 11-17-2008, 07:48 PM   #13
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I don't think so Sandra. Both my wife and I almost never use the sink in our existing trailer bath. I only want a bath for those few times one really needs it, if there are the facilities where I camp I prefer to use them. In saying that though, I have almost never had a full hook-up.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:50 PM   #14
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Re: 17' Escape Plan B

Since I have a background in "bugs", I am sink-dependent, even if only one hand at a time. I appreciate the input however, and as I have never had a "wet bath" before, it will be a new adventure.

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:43 PM   #15
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I actually use the bathroom sink and it's definitely a one hand at a time scenario..we use the foaming soap stuff (held in a container suctioned to the wall) and then just rinse off one hand at a time.. We also put in the additional shower curtain to keep the toilet dry when showering.. You cant use a tension rod as the walls on the shower are rounded and it won't hold... what we did was just use suction cups (the one with the metal hooks and bent the hooks so that when suctioned to the ceiling of the shower the rod can just hang on it..) We placed in from of shower vent.. It worked well.. We also trimmed the original shower curtain as it way too lock and basically hung over the shower drain causing the water not to drain..

Yep that's the shower story..
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Good idea on the suction cups for hooking the rod Jeff.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:32 AM   #17
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I like the concept of an added bathrom sink, my 2006 didn't have that as an option. With 2 kids an extra sink would be a good thing. Even though we use the outdoor shower as a hand washing station, my wife would like the kids to wash their hands someplace other than the kitchen sink. I am working on a mod to add a folding sink to my trailer. I have the sink and mounting shelf basically finished and next week I'll get the plumbing figured out when I rummage through the trailer and pool supply stores in San Diego. The only remaining hard part is figuring out a good way to stiffen the wall behind the toilet to support the sink and faucet, I think I have it figured out but we'll see. I'll post in all on the Modifications link when finished.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:42 AM   #18
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I never thought of putting in some kind of additional shower curtain to keep the toilet dry.... I'll have to think on that a while :-) As for the sink, we use ours all the time. We use it to wash our hands and also to hold the soap and shampoo during a shower. I don't think you would have much extra space by leaving it out, I've certainly never bumped into it and it's tucked right into the corner.

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:59 PM   #19
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I just learned that some use a cotton shower curtain to shield the toilet, saying that it dries faster, even when folded to the side, whereas the plastic ones may shield the wetness from the air, and delay evaporation. Never having tried either, I don't know if that idea carries water.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:42 PM   #20
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As some of you have already noted in my modifications post I have no shower, not even a bathroom and I don't miss it a bit. Most folks that full-time or nearly so will tell that they prefer the extra storage room. My first real travel trailer was a 20' Jayco which had a shower and even a small bathtub. Of course it came that way, no options there. So I tried the shower a couple of times and decided it was too cramped and too much hassle, and this was a "dry shower" with much more room than an Escape. Shortly after I added a hanging bar on the roof of the shower stall and it remained a nice hanging closet until I sold it a year later. I talked with a lot of full timers since and most agree they seldom use the shower, preferring instead the following in order of preference: campground shower, outside shower, solar shower, basin bath, creek/lake, rain, roll in the wet grass or nothing until you get back home :P Yes, a few are jokes, but I have probably used each option at some time.

I also like to check into a motel every now and then to really get clean and sleep in a real bed!

Please note this is from a full-timer, now going on 5 years, and a weekender might have different needs.

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