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Old 07-07-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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Bathroom Storage Question

Hi All,

Jessica and I currently have a 16 ft Casita which has served us well. However, we would like to go to a bigger trailer and have a small dilemma that I am hoping forum members can solve. I would prefer to move to either the 19 or 21 foot Escape, but Jessica favors the Bigfoot and it seems to come down to one defining characteristic - the bathroom.

Jessica does not like the shower in the Casita and has never used it. She also does not like that there is no storage in the Casita bathroom area as she likes to have all of her stuff at hand while preparing. I have added some extra storage to the Casita, but it is admittedly a pretty small space with little room for additions.

How have Escape owners solved this problem in their rigs? The Bigfoot trailers solve it well, but at a tremendous increase in overall towing weight. I really like the Escape quality and customer service, but need to make sure Jessica feels comfortable with this choice, as well.

Rick and Jessica

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Old 07-07-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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I much prefer the smaller wet bath in the Escape, though a bit tighter with less storage inside the bath, it provides way more openness to the rest of the trailer, and room for more storage outside the bath, which is important to us. Granted, my wife does not bother with an preparedness, other than being clean, for going out.

One thing I might do if needed once we retire, and head out on extended trips, is to add a white plastic medicine cabinet to the bath. It could easily go on one of the interior walls, and one would just have to ensure that the door stays closed during travel somehow.

We rarely shower in our bath, in over five years I may have had 4 0r 5 showers, my wife 1 or 2. We mostly boondock, and saving water is a priority for us, so we usually sponge bath. If in a campground, we will mostly use their showers.

I know others like it, but I would gladly eliminate the sink in the bath. It is tiny and awkward to use. We just use the main sink for our needs.

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Old 07-07-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
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Hi Rick,
So far all the bathroom items reside in a cabinet across from the bathroom. Keep in mind if mama isn't happy. no ones happy.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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Don't know what you want to store, but we have used mesh hanging storage that requires the suction cup hooks to hang it with. Now the suction cup hooks don't stay up for that long so we solved the problem by putting clear silicone sealant in the suction cup before it is applied. You can still take them down if you want to and the silicone just peels neatly off of the bathroom wall. Silicone has solved out suction hook problem in the bath with towel racks, soap dish etc.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:52 PM   #5
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Regarding the bathroom sink, I think it's only purpose is to serve as a convienient way to facilitate the shower head and associated water valves. My wife surprised me when she declared the Escape shower, "surprisingly easy and fine to use."
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:21 AM   #6
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We've never used the shower, and the sink maybe a couple of times, but on consideration I'd rather have it than not. It's a great place for soggy stuff, and I just know the minute I take it out I'd regret it!
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:47 AM   #7
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My bathroom sink holds a plastic bottle of Lysol cleaner, a hair brush, an unopened toothbrush package and a roll of toilet paper. More toilet paper is jammed in the space between the drain pipe and the shower wall.
I couldn't do without it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:52 AM   #8
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CW has some storage items here Search - bath storage - Camping World
and in the 21' Escape you can have the bed/bath wall reinforced and install a medicine cabinet inside the bath on that wall. In the 19' Escape the wall behind the toilet/dinette wall can be reinforced for attaching a cabinet. Some owners here have made shelves also for inside the bath area. I try not to spend too much time in there, so my focus has been elsewhere.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:48 AM   #9
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We have a suction cup basket for holding liquid soap and body wash right over the sink. Dust pan and brush besides the sink. We used the shower several times on our 5 week trip (campground showers on most occasions) and it found it an improvement over the sponge baths we took in our popup camper.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:13 AM   #10
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What provisions are there for TP in the 21' bath? Let my suction cup holder go with Casita that sold yesterday. Kept the other suction cup holders for toothpaste and the like. Most of the big box stores have a good assortment of suction cup items for bath/shower.


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