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Old 02-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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we're taking delivery of our 19ft Escape Trailer this June 2011 and we can't wait. We're making some modifications to customize. Just standards like materials, countertop,lightfixtures but I'm curiouse about the washroom...has anyone made any modifications to theirs and if so what were they? I'm not keen on the look of the plastic molded insert but perhaps I just need to get used to it...?
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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I installed a fibreglass one piece shower and tub combination, (Had to build the house around it) in our home ten years ago, it still looks like new and is easy to keep clean.

You just have to make sure you do not use abrasive cleaners, no dutch cleanser or any products of that nature.

At this point I don't think it owes me anything, so if it ever does get chipped or scratched, I would replace it rather than repair it

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Old 02-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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we're taking delivery of our 19ft Escape Trailer this June 2011 and we can't wait. We're making some modifications to customize. Just standards like materials, countertop,lightfixtures but I'm curiouse about the washroom...has anyone made any modifications to theirs and if so what were they? I'm not keen on the look of the plastic molded insert but perhaps I just need to get used to it...?
It's actually quite wonderful. After showering, just wipe it down (I use a chamois cloth) and it stays shiny and clean. Only thing we've added are a suction cup mirror/TB holder/razor holder, and a couple of towel hooks (3M adhesive - removable) behind the curtain. Oh yes, we also added DriDeck tiles to the floor, and cover them with a rug except when showering. LOVE them!
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Wow, Hokie Escape has done major improvements to his shower/tub combination, at least in comparison to me. I added the drideck flooring, courtesy of West Marine, and used a strip of velcro to wrap around the shower curtain to keep it raised and out of the way. It is now at the peak of efficiency.

We used the shower once and it was great having it. As you might tell, using it one day out of 45 camping days this past season, it is not integral to our experience. The sink gets used with great regularity and you can trust the throne is the highlight of the experience. Not only nights, but those cold mornings or wet days, it is wonderful.
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Not much decorating can be done in a wet bath. Colorful towels maybe? and a loud/colorful shower curtain. To me, it's a room for necessities/form and function. With the door closed, who knows what it looks like? One thing being all molded fiberglass, you can literally hose down the walls!
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Is the bath molded fiberglass?

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Your reply made me think. Is the shower/bath unit molded fiberglass? Or is it a plastic insert? I know it is shiny and it has some joints but I cannot say just what the material is.
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Your reply made me think. Is the shower/bath unit molded fiberglass? Or is it a plastic insert? I know it is shiny and it has some joints but I cannot say just what the material is.
Unless I'm sorely mistaken, the shower is molded fiberglass. The "throne" and sink are plastic.
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I had thought the showers were PVC, but the website says fiberglass, so that it just be.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:04 PM   #9
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We added suction cup hooks for wet towels and bathing suits ect.
Works fine
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Extra t.p.emergency roll can be kept in a plastic (lidded of course) coffee can!
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