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Old 12-30-2016, 10:19 AM   #21
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That teak looks great. I may have to do that. Meanwhile, found this, at Home Depot, I think, and went low-rent. Cut it to fit. Feels good, especially on cold mornings. Helps us keep our bare-footing in there.
Myron, that is exactly what we used in our 17.

Now you can even go fancy with wood grain:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I used the extra in my basement. We lifted it out when showering and just used it to protect the floor other times. The bare floor seemed fine for showering and lets it dry fast after we squeegee.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:32 AM   #22
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Breaking news!

You don't actually 'need' anything.

We never had anything in our 19, but rarely showered in it.

We do plan on building a teak one in our 5.0, as I love the look, feel and effectiveness of it.

Any mat designed for wet use will do the trick fine. That carpet underlay does not seem like a good idea as it will just hold water.
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:18 AM   #23
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We went pretty low-tech and lightweight with this. I cut a piece of vinyl shelf paper to fit the shower basin. We take it out when showering, using this opportunity to throw tracked-in dirt, etc. out the door. It's easily replaced every year or so. We dry the shower after using, including the floor, with a paper towel that gets pitched.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:40 PM   #24
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Great thoughts everyone

We are going Teak.

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Old 12-30-2016, 01:26 PM   #25
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I just use a rubber bathtub mat. It has like little holes and sand and whatnot passes through. When it is time to clean just a little soap water, then let it drip dry over a line or lay flat in driveway. I bought a reg size bath mat and cut it in half. Now i have two, so i am set for awhile. ++it is very light and easy to take in and out, i do not use when camper is in storage mode. Carl
Thanks for the great idea! I had one that wasn't being used, and now it is in the Escape!
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Maybe I missed something, but what is the advantage to putting a floor in the shower? All I'm thinking is that the bathroom in the 17B is pretty small; I don't really want to lose any vertical.
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Maybe I missed something, but what is the advantage to putting a floor in the shower? All I'm thinking is that the bathroom in the 17B is pretty small; I don't really want to lose any vertical.
It protects the floor . You won't remove your shoes every time you go in bath . Pat
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It protects the floor . You won't remove your shoes every time you go in bath . Pat
And also dirt and dust from your shoes will somewhat fall thru.

So when you DO get in it with socks ..... or bare feet before the next shower , you are standing in less dirt. And also less moisture.
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And also dirt and dust from your shoes will somewhat fall thru.

So when you DO get in it with socks ..... or bare feet before the next shower , you are standing in less dirt. And also less moisture.
You got that right ! Pat
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Maybe I missed something, but what is the advantage to putting a floor in the shower? All I'm thinking is that the bathroom in the 17B is pretty small; I don't really want to lose any vertical.
Don't see the need either. If necessary, a towel will do the trick.
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