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Old 06-11-2016, 01:18 PM   #11
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Without being too graphic, I think it would depend on how many people are using the trailer. For a single user the issue may not be important. For a trailer with multiple users I'd like to think that when I use the kitchen tap to wash lettuce that my hand goes onto a tap handle that wasn't used by someone who'd just used the bathroom.

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Ah, but remember in the 2017 trailers the kitchen sink will have a lever faucet which means you can use your wrist to turn the water on and off. Due to my tendonitis all of our sinks (and door knobs) are the lever kind. Much easier to use than the twisting type. And if my hands are dirty from cleaning the cat box or crafting or whatever, I just use my wrist (which is usually far cleaner) for the faucet. Heck, I use my wrist all the time!

When we thought we were getting the 2016 style (and even before we knew there was going to be a change), I ordered a lever style faucet for the kitchen. Now it's standard, but I'm still sticking with the one I ordered as I like it better.

We're not getting the bathroom sink as I'll be using the trailer most of the time by myself, until Dirk retires. I also wanted the butt room for when I'm taking a shower. I ordered a different faucet to use and it has a lever as well. and now that there's a medicine cabinet, I can put stuff in there instead of using the sink like some folks do. Yay!

This is the faucet I got for the shower:

https://www.amazon.com/Dura-Faucet-D...ever+rv+shower

To each their own, though.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:31 PM   #12
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Actually, keeping your toothbrush in the bathroom is a poor idea. There is quite a lot of bacteria floating around. Surprisingly, the kitchen sink is even worse.
I keep a container of Wet Ones in the bathroom sink.
I've also thrown out the suction cup toothbrush holder which I've twice had to pick up off the floor along with the toothbrushes.
We always use travel covers for our toothbrushes....at home and away and put the cover on the toilet down prior to flushing.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:36 PM   #13
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Without being too graphic, I think it would depend on how many people are using the trailer. For a single user the issue may not be important. For for a trailer with multiple users I'd like to think that when I use the kitchen tap to wash lettuce that my hand goes onto a tap handle that wasn't used by someone who'd just used the bathroom.

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Glad the tent days are over. Glad to have 2 sinks . Each to their own though . Make sure before any food preparing , the one sink is cleaned , just rinsing it isn't going to get rid of the germs . Again whatever makes you comfortable . Pat
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For us the bathroom sink really helps us conserve our onboard water supply when boondocking. If we are at a location where water is hard to come by we tend to take “navy sink baths”. Fill up the bathroom sink, soap up, dump the sink, fill sink again and rinse. This method also helps extend the time between dumping the grey tank since some of the bath water goes down the loo. Scott
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:04 PM   #15
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We always use travel covers for our toothbrushes....at home and away and put the cover on the toilet down prior to flushing.
Keep our toothbrushes in their case and goes in the bathroom cabinet I made . Pat
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:09 PM   #16
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For us the bathroom sink really helps us conserve our onboard water supply when boondocking. If we are at a location where water is hard to come by we tend to take “navy sink baths”. Fill up the bathroom sink, soap up, dump the sink, fill sink again and rinse. This method also helps extend the time between dumping the grey tank since some of the bath water goes down the loo. Scott
Great idea. We found the grey tank to fill up pretty fast . Found better shower head cut water use almost in half also . Pat
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:10 PM   #17
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Let's see. Backpacking, woods, no running water. Tent camping, outhouse, no running water. Camping, pit toilet, no running water. And now not just one but two sinks are required for camping (RVing would be the better term in this case). To each his own, I say! I'd rather focus on having fun while in the great outdoors.
Good perspective Karen. Some of us are many years away from backpacking. In my case, more decades then I want to think about
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:19 PM   #18
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Good perspective Karen. Some of us are many years away from backpacking. In my case, more decades then I want to think about
Thanks! And I'm still alive to tell the story, imagine that...
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:16 PM   #19
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Let's see. Backpacking, woods, no running water. Tent camping, outhouse, no running water. Camping, pit toilet, no running water. And now not just one but two sinks are required for camping (RVing would be the better term in this case). To each his own, I say! I'd rather focus on having fun while in the great outdoors.
Amen, Karen.

I know each of us have different tolerance levels, but for me I am just not going to worry about washing my hands in the kitchen sink, and do it all the time. Often at home before meals too. It is a sink, it gets rinsed and all is good. Pretty sure I am not dead yet!

In over 6 years with the 19, the sink and shower each got used less than 10 times. It was just so much easier using the kitchen sink for any washing or brushing our teeth. Most of our teeth brushing happened outside anyway, with the exception of a busy campground.

I have contemplated not putting a sink in the bathroom on the next build, but not certain yet. I just wish it was big enough to fit two hands in. I like some of those fold down types I have seen. Much bigger for use, and more out of the way when not in use. The biggest problem I see with them is the tap is not accessible when folded up, which might necessitate a second set of taps for the shower. Still thinking........
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #20
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Years ago when working construction (Before OSHA) ,the bathroom facilities on the job consisted of 5 gallon milk cans with a funnel on top or a wooden cart with a toilet seat on top. They sat out in the middle of the job site in public view . If you wanted to wash your hands you looked for the cleanest mud puddle.
We survived , germs and all. In the winter we washed our hands with snow or coffee from our thermos. We are not as delicate as many would have us believe.
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