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Old 01-29-2014, 09:01 AM   #11
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But, do you sleep with your toothbrush?
That's a little personal, doncha think?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #12
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That's a little personal, doncha think?
Ahhh... Do I detect a little "bristling" at the question? (Sorry I couldn't resist since I haven't had my coffee this morning. )
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:59 AM   #13
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A window in the trailer bath room...? What for ? Get in there do you chores.. get out and go for a hike. I mean really what you going to do watch birds or somthing.//He.. he.. he.. What ever blows your hair back I guess.
Our Casita had a window, with a sliding screen. Turned out to be handy for handing in the hose to do an extra rinse on the black tank when we were at the end of a trip.

Not bad for extra ventilation either.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:46 AM   #14
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In my 19 all the wires/plumbing behind the bath run run at the front dinette bench height. You can see them from the road side dinette access. (And from the back if you remove the furnace.)

It is also quite easy (with the furnace removed) to run additional wires.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:09 PM   #15
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I've talked to Reace about installing a window in our trailer bathroom. I tried to get one installed in my 5.0 at the time of the build in 2012. He was just starting to offer it and had run out of windows. V-Mull was the very first retrofit. I bought a Casita bathroom window but haven't had the courage to make the first cut. He indicated there may be wires in the area behind the shower stall. He suggest starting with a small repairable hole first and check around. You are also dealing with two lightweight walls with an air gap to support the window frame. I am too far from ETI to have them do it. As Dan said, having a window to bring the wash hose in at the dump station is handy. In our hot weather it is important to keep your black tank sanitary and your toothbrush protected.
There has been some previous discussion about this.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:01 PM   #16
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I've talked to Reace about installing a window in our trailer bathroom. I tried to get one installed in my 5.0 at the time of the build in 2012. He was just starting to offer it and had run out of windows. V-Mull was the very first retrofit. I bought a Casita bathroom window but haven't had the courage to make the first cut. He indicated there may be wires in the area behind the shower stall. He suggest starting with a small repairable hole first and check around. You are also dealing with two lightweight walls with an air gap to support the window frame. I am too far from ETI to have them do it. As Dan said, having a window to bring the wash hose in at the dump station is handy. In our hot weather it is important to keep your black tank sanitary and your toothbrush protected.
There has been some previous discussion about this.
I would also recommend cleaning your toothbrush after using it to clean the black tank.

Kidding aside, I would imagine a wood frame is recommended between the bathroom liner and the outer hull.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:01 PM   #17
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Added bath window DIY

Got to the bath window today. I haven't heard of anyone tackling this themselves so I wanted to share to show that it can be done. Window ordered from Escape. I placed the window on the inside where I wanted it left-right and made sure I had the bottom of the outside aligned with the front window 8.5" up from the belly band. A little tricky because you have the outer trailer shell and the bathroom shower liner to deal with and these two openings must be aligned. I drilled a large hole on the inside to get a look around. Reace showed the window about 7-1/4" inches off the right side of the shower but I slide it over to about 13-3/4" with no problem. I wanted it more in the center of the bathroom. Then I drilled a small hole to the outside to mark my position. Traced the inner window dimension and then cut the hole in outside trailer wall first with a Dremel with a cutting wheel. Then trimmed around with razor knife to cut the Reflectix and it popped out. Then pushed the shower wall outward and then from the outside traced the hole onto the outer face of the shower wall and then cut the shower stall hole from the outside. Had to add some wood blocking to keep the wall from flexing inward too much and had to cut a little more off the shower wall hole so the trim ring sat properly. Will finish off with some Proflex on the outside and maybe even the inside. Will add some more of the construction pics when I get a better connection.

Adds light and ventilation to the bathroom. Really like it!
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:38 PM   #18
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Nicely done. Personally I wouldn't be without an opening bathroom window. Some options I can do without but that's not one of them.

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Old 02-25-2017, 08:59 PM   #19
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Add'l pics

I know everyone loves pictures so here are a few more of the DIY bath window install. The big hole on the shower liner was the hole to check all was clear before any major cutting. The very little hole is where I drilled through the trailer shell at the edge of the bigger hole to establish my left-right location outside. The upper edge of the blue tape established my height for the window frame (overlaps the hole) to match the location of the larger front window for a clean look. Another mod in the books!

...oh and I know some early Escapes with the "extra insulation" option didn't have it behind the bathroom according to Reace. I was pleasantly surprised to find Relectix adhered to the outer shell behind the bath liner.
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If I did that, the only thing left would be those cutouts in pic #5.
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