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Old 02-10-2024, 01:07 PM   #1
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Bathroom Sink Delete

I'm wanting to do a bit of a bathroom remodel in my 2014 17b. I'd like to remove the sink because we don't use it for anything except a shelf. And because I'd like to have more space to take a shower. I'd like to put some sort of small cabinet or shelf behind the toilet to put the small amount of toiletries we usually keep in the sink.

Has anyone done either of these things? Kinda looking for pictures, ideas and suggestions how best to go about this.

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Old 02-10-2024, 02:47 PM   #2
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Boat mesh storage bag

At least in my rig, there's not much room behind my bathroom throne. I've kept my sink and use a mesh storage bag below and to the side of the sink. Toiletries fit well, and the one I have has multiple pockets and the larger pocket. I've used these sort of mesh bags as I had them from when I had a sailboat. There's lots of sizes, styles, colors, etc to choose from. I have several mounted about the cabin for light storage. I've attached mine to the bath wall with 3M square plastic zip tie bases and the supplied adhesive foam tape. In the cabin I've used 3M Command hooks and adhesive film for attachment.

An advantage is these are lightweight, see through and don't cause a bruise if you bump into one.
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Old 02-10-2024, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks. Bags like that are a pretty good idea. May hang something like that behind the toilet.
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Old 02-10-2024, 03:08 PM   #4
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A little audacious but a recessed medicine cabinet is really nice. See post #39 for pics.
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post187207

Or find the wood frame members over the toilet and you can do one surface mounted
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...html#post93965
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Old 02-11-2024, 01:14 AM   #5
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Oops scratch that first option. You can’t recess one in a 17B as the galley is right next to the bath. Doable on a 19 because you recess it into a closet.
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Old 02-11-2024, 01:47 AM   #6
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....I'd like to remove the sink...
FYI / FWIW I removed the similar sink in the similar bath module of my 2005 Casita. I was determined to end-up with an 'original appearance' as if the sink had never been there.
  • I used a shower valve similar to this chrome shower-only faucet; I had access from the adjacent closet in that trailer to re-route the PEX water supply to suit, I've no idea of that situation in your Escape 17.
  • I used several of these white tub patch kits for patching the sink mounting holes and with very much work and backing material the abandoned water supply and sink drain holes.
  • The project was a ton of tedious work and I'll admit the end result was not truly 'invisible' upon close inspection.
  • But I did enjoy my bath-sans-sink for many years, no regrets about the mod.
The sink-removal can certainly be done and end-up with a shower-only, but think carefully about the holes in the bath you'll end up with and the aesthetics of remediating those.

Good Luck, Have Fun!

(No solace for you but I'm very glad that ETI agreed to eliminate the sink and associated plumbing holes in my 5.0 bath module, making this alternate shower sans-sink possible.)
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We use our sink to aid in "navy showers" . Partially fill the sink with hot soapy water and wash with that mixture then rinse . Saves a lot of water in a trailer that has small tanks .
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I'm wanting to do a bit of a bathroom remodel in my 2014 17b. I'd like to remove the sink because we don't use it for anything except a shelf. And because I'd like to have more space to take a shower. I'd like to put some sort of small cabinet or shelf behind the toilet to put the small amount of toiletries we usually keep in the sink.

Has anyone done either of these things? Kinda looking for pictures, ideas and suggestions how best to go about this.

Thanks
Our 5.0 came without a sink. If I had to do it over again, I would still leave the sink out. Using an Oxygenics hand held shower, the two of us combined will use a total of 3-4 gallons of water.
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... the two of us combined will use a total of 3-4 gallons of water.
Even without the sink I wouldn't think the shower stall was big enough for those kinds of shenanigans!
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Old 02-11-2024, 09:34 PM   #10
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Even without the sink I wouldn't think the shower stall was big enough for those kinds of shenanigans!
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Old 02-21-2024, 09:29 PM   #11
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I use these baskets that stay on really well with suction cups. They don't fall off during travel. I remove the one over the sink when I shower but leave the one over the toilet since it doesn't get wet. And before anyone complains, that soap dish really doesn't drip all over the wall! If a little residue happens to drip, it gets cleaned up during a shower and I use my shower a lot.

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Now you've done it!

[QUOTE=Nindy;
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(these pics are going to be sideways because that always happens to my vertical shots until someone fixes them - sorry!)[/QUOTE]

Too late. Now you've done it! They've caused a crook in my neck from trying to view the photos. For shame!

I've had moderate good luck with suction cups. Some glycercin oil helps to hold them in place longer.
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Old 02-21-2024, 10:19 PM   #13
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Too late. Now you've done it! They've caused a crook in my neck from trying to view the photos. For shame!
Hehe, sorry about that!
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I use these baskets that stay on really well with suction cups. They don't fall off during travel. I remove the one over the sink when I shower but leave the one over the toilet since it doesn't get wet. And before anyone complains, that soap dish really doesn't drip all over the wall! If a little residue happens to drip, it gets cleaned up during a shower and I use my shower a lot.

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