View Poll Results: PREFERRED Bathroom Location
Driver's Side 11 42.31%
Passenger's Side 4 15.38%
Rear 8 30.77%
Outside (not in van) 3 11.54%
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Poll: Best bathroom location

Seems like there are opinions on the best location for a bathroom and I'd like to hear what they are.

Even if what you currently have isn't what you want, I'd like to know your PREFERRED bathroom location.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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I prefer the rear bathroom design on the Travato K. It looks like it would be easier to clean or repair because you can get to it through the rear doors.
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I prefer rear, but the one I like least is passenger side...
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Your poll does not distinguish between immediately behind the driver's seat (bad) and driver's side midsection (good).
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Your poll does not distinguish between immediately behind the driver's seat (bad) and driver's side midsection (good).
One good thing about the bathroom right at the door is,
you don't have to tread through the RV to go to the bathroom.
This is a consideration for people travelling with kids.
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Your poll does not distinguish between immediately behind the driver's seat (bad) and driver's side midsection (good).
Or in the middle of the B!

There are a variety of locations, as there are a variety of applications for the B.

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After looking at all the basic layouts of Class Bs, I came to prefer the wetbath behind the drivers seat. It made sense to have the widest element of the floorplan across from the sliding door. And it leaves the passenger side aft of the door for the galley. Since your outdoor camping setup is usually outside of the door, when in the galley you're facing that side of the vehicle. In our LTV FreeSpirit, this layout allows the driver to see out the rearview mirror, while having extra space between driver's seat and bathroom wall.
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while having extra space between driver's seat and bathroom wall.
Yes, that is what I was referring to when I said "driver's side midsection". I find a solid wall directly behind the driver's seat to be awful. Pushing it back with a low closet, cabinet or seat allows the window behind the B-section to stay, and greatly improves visibility.

I see the point of having the bath handy to the outdoors, but overall I think the few extra steps are worth it (although I admittedly have never used a B-van with kids).
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We like the driver side location as it gives a clear view of the passenger side for lane changing and also a nice clear view of the camp site, but having said this I would consider a rear position.
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Outside - campground, trees, bushes etc.
We never use our self contained facilities, never!
But, every one's needs are different...
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So a couple of people have selected "Passenger's Side" but no one has commented on why that is better than the other options. Since RoadTrek sells lots of vans with passenger-side bathrooms, I figure there must be a benefit and would really like to know what it is. (Not sarcasm, that's a genuine question.)
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Outside - campground, trees, bushes etc.
We never use our self contained facilities, never!
But, every one's needs are different...
One of the main reasons for having an RV is to NEVER have to do this again in this life.
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One of the main reasons for having an RV is to NEVER have to do this again in this life.
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After looking at all the basic layouts of Class Bs, I came to prefer the wetbath behind the drivers seat. It made sense to have the widest element of the floorplan across from the sliding door. And it leaves the passenger side aft of the door for the galley. Since your outdoor camping setup is usually outside of the door, when in the galley you're facing that side of the vehicle. In our LTV FreeSpirit, this layout allows the driver to see out the rearview mirror, while having extra space between driver's seat and bathroom wall.
+1. Positioning it right behind the driver's seat allowed me to (a) store a lot of planar items such as folding table and side window Heatshields behind the seat on the bottom portion of the wall and (b) fill the rest of that upper wall space with a large magnetic organizer board, which has been extremely handy.
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How about a picture of that?
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So a couple of people have selected "Passenger's Side" but no one has commented on why that is better than the other options. Since RoadTrek sells lots of vans with passenger-side bathrooms, I figure there must be a benefit and would really like to know what it is. (Not sarcasm, that's a genuine question.)
We prefer the passenger side, but what's really important to us is being able to adjust the drivers seat for driving comfort, swivel both seats when camping, locating all the tall cabinets on one side so the other side has a clear view from front to back and having a 5 foot long kitchen counter for plenty of meal preparation space.

The kitchen on the drivers side and the bathroom on the passenger side just behind the sliding door gives us that.
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We prefer the passenger side, but what's really important to us is being able to adjust the drivers seat for driving comfort, swivel both seats when camping, locating all the tall cabinets on one side so the other side has a clear view from front to back and having a 5 foot long kitchen counter for plenty of meal preparation space.

The kitchen on the drivers side and the bathroom on the passenger side just behind the sliding door gives us that.
Thank you, that's helpful. My floorplan provides a driver's side bathroom and next to it a refrigerator/freezer and microwave, stacked to the ceiling. Thus, we have a straight view to the back on the passenger side.

However, my primary consideration was that, 1. I wanted to have a refrigerator and microwave at eye level (not under the countertop), and 2. I thought it made sense that I could see out into our campsite while cooking. It turns out "2" doesn't really matter as I could easily turn around and look out the sliding door.

I had not thought about being able to turn both front seats around. Does anyone with the bathroom on the driver's side turn the driver's seat around for anything? Would be interesting to know that since I can definitely see how it would be an advantage.
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