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Old 04-20-2009, 02:32 PM   #11
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Re: Carpet, Doormat and Bathmat

That plug sounds like a great idea - it comes that way from the factory, right?

Our '92 Casita did not have the shower drain valve that they added in later models and its drain is a wide one with holes that would not work with a plug. Well, first time we drove with a half full gray water tank, I didn't know what happened! My husband then installed a valve in the line (which you have to go outside to open or close, so if you've started to shower that can be embarrassing!) Anyway, I think the plug is a simpler idea.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #12
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Hi Cheryls,
Yes, I remember our Casita. It had the hard to get to valve for the shower drain, and yes, I've done both, left it open, and left it closed (usually it was my wife who let me know the water was now over her ankles). The Escape has a simple screw down, screw up drain plug, that's standard, and easy to do. You just have to remember to do it : - )
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:26 PM   #13
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At Canadian Tire I found a roll of 20 inch by 6 feet Supreme Easy Liner for our bathroom floor, shelf liner but thicker and wider. Nice and cushiony, machine washable, easy to hang out to dry, comes in several colours. The bathroom floor in a 19 footer is not square as the wheel well comes up a bit beneath the sink.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #14
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Re: Carpet, Doormat and Bathmat

I am curious as to why a mat is used in the shower at all. Is it to stop slip? We have a fiberglass shower stall at home, and a fiberglass tub in our existing trailer that we have no issues with. Just reasoning it in me wee heed, the mats in the shower seem to be more of a pain then of value, therefore I'm sure I'm missing something. (Other then a few brain cells, that is )
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:06 PM   #15
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We use a bathmat primarily because we don't wear shoes inside and the floor is cold, but also helps keep the floor clean.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:40 AM   #16
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We never use the shower but for those night time trips to the bathroom it's nice to have something warm and soft under our feet. We also use the shower for storage when we're moving so the non-slip pad stops things from moving around and keeps the floor clean.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:19 AM   #17
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Good points, I could definitely see the warmth benefit, as well as protection for storage. I just knew there had to be some good reasons I wasn't seeing.
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Re: Carpet, Doormat and Bathmat

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I am curious as to why a mat is used in the shower at all. Is it to stop slip? We have a fiberglass shower stall at home, and a fiberglass tub in our existing trailer that we have no issues with. Just reasoning it in me wee heed, the mats in the shower seem to be more of a pain then of value, therefore I'm sure I'm missing something. (Other then a few brain cells, that is )
Big difference, is you don't wear your shoes in your shower at home. You'd probably put something down if you did But, I'd think if anyone is standing in water in the shower there's something wrong that needs to be fixed. Putting something down to elevate yourself is not addressing the draining issue. Whether you use something or don't ... it's a matter of choice and isn't it nice we get to make one for ourselves.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:23 PM   #19
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Re: Carpet, Doormat and Bathmat

I think the advantage of something like Dri-Dek is to be able to shower, then dress (assuming one has shielded one's clothing) without leaving the compartment and then do the chamois or squeegee work afterward. (including under the dri -dek)
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I think the advantage of something like Dri-Dek is to be able to shower, then dress (assuming one has shielded one's clothing) without leaving the compartment and then do the chamois or squeegee work afterward. (including under the dri -dek)
That's correct Sandra. When you finish showering, the water drains away from your feet so you can dry off inside the shower (our towels are on suction hooks behind the shower curtain). We place a small bath rug over the dri-dek when not showering, to comfort the tootsies in the cold of night (the shower floor can be cold, brrrrrrrrr). When we shower, we just place the rug outside the shower to step on when dressing outside the shower. We normally only chamois under the dri-dek after we get home, but each to his own. And, as someone has noted, the dri-dek (or another mat) protects the shower floor from your shoes when you use the bathroom during other times.
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