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Old 09-03-2019, 02:30 PM   #1
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Will they build a 19 with a dry bath??

Just curious. We had a 2007 17B with a dry bath, meaning toilet only, no shower or sink. Do you think they would build us a 19’ without a shower. We only camp at organized campgrounds with full facilities and have never needed a shower. I’m also trying to keep the trailer light and Hope for a cost savings.

I did send an email off over the long weekend, just waiting to hear back, also interested to see what YOU might say.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:51 PM   #2
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Just curious. We had a 2007 17B with a dry bath, meaning toilet only, no shower or sink. Do you think they would build us a 19 without a shower. We only camp at organized campgrounds with full facilities and have never needed a shower. Im also trying to keep the trailer light and Hope for a cost savings.

I did send an email off over the long weekend, just waiting to hear back, also interested to see what YOU might say.
Deleting the shower and sink will not save you weight or money. Some have requested it before and Escape has done this in the past but I'm still trying to understand why someone would do this.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:52 PM   #3
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There's an old saying: "Just because you have it, doesn't mean you ever have to use it." I'm talking about the shower.

BUT, I do know ETI will delete the bathroom sink, although I don't think you'll receive a 'credit' for doing so.

I don't have a sink in my tiny side-bath Scamp, didn't think I'd want one in Ten Forward. But I've found I actually use it quite a bit.

Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:34 PM   #4
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We deleted the sink in our 2017 19, no credit/no extra charge... we seldom use the shower and didn't really find the shower attachment "in the way" either. As mentioned above I'm not sure deleting the shower saves you much weight... since it's just two lines behind the wall plus the shower hose (which you can remove and plugged it if you really dont want it dangling).. now if you are thinking about deleting kitchen sink and removing the gray tank completely, that would be a different story...
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:59 PM   #5
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Deleting the shower could reduce the resale value someday......
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:15 PM   #6
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As mentioned above I'm not sure deleting the shower saves you much weight... since it's just two lines behind the wall plus the shower hose (which you can remove and plugged it if you really dont want it dangling).. now if you are thinking about deleting kitchen sink and removing the gray tank completely, that would be a different story...
At least originally, the non-shower bath wasn't simply the omission of the plumbing; it was a plywood panelled room instead of the moulded fiberglass shell. I agree that just omitting the plumbing wouldn't save much weight; I suspect that it wouldn't save much cost, wouldn't earn a credit, and presumably would significantly reduce resale value.

If the factory is producing trailers with both types of bathroom walls, the non-shower version would presumably be cheaper; however, for this model it would be custom work, and presumably would carry an extra cost.

I agree that associated other equipment is significant. In some other brands and very early Escapes, the water heater was not standard equipment and was part of a shower package.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:29 PM   #7
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even if you don't use the showers its a nice wet room to store wet towels and dirty stuff i don't shower in my trailer often but can wash off feet etc...
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:40 PM   #8
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even if you don't use the showers its a nice wet room to store wet towels and dirty stuff i don't shower in my trailer often but can wash off feet etc...


Us too. Weve even put a small cube heater in the bath with our wet clothes hanging in there on a custom clothesline, open the window for venting moist air, and its a decent drying room.
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Just curious. We had a 2007 17B with a dry bath, meaning toilet only, no shower or sink. Do you think they would build us a 19 without a shower. We only camp at organized campgrounds with full facilities and have never needed a shower. Im also trying to keep the trailer light and Hope for a cost savings.

I did send an email off over the long weekend, just waiting to hear back, also interested to see what YOU might say.
Here a picture of our 19 bathroom.
Sink deleted, toilet roll holder moved to opposite corner, still shower head.
(With the sink and toilet roll holder gone, you gain quite some room.)
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:15 PM   #10
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Just curious. We had a 2007 17B with a dry bath, meaning toilet only, no shower or sink. Do you think they would build us a 19 without a shower. We only camp at organized campgrounds with full facilities and have never needed a shower. Im also trying to keep the trailer light and Hope for a cost savings.

I did send an email off over the long weekend, just waiting to hear back, also interested to see what YOU might say.
In 2007 the shower was an option so they were all set up to do a toilet only. To do this now would probably be extra work for them as they would have to board the walls where the shower insert would have been installed. Why not delete the sink and have the shower insert installed with taps on the wall and keep your options open, especially for resale.
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