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Old 10-05-2017, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default Side or rear bath

We are looking for our first b. The rear bath seems attractive as it opens up the interior quite a bit and provides a bigger shower. The only downside I can see is a lack of storage in the back.
The side bath seems to make the interior feel tight to me and the shower is tiny.

Since this is will be our first Class B I am interested in the opinions of other owners. Which do you prefer and why.

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We are looking for our first b. The rear bath seems attractive as it opens up the interior quite a bit and provides a bigger shower. The only downside I can see is a lack of storage in the back.
The side bath seems to make the interior feel tight to me and the shower is tiny.

Since this is will be our first Class B I am interested in the opinions of other owners. Which do you prefer and why.

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I assume you are talking about the Travato.


Simple decision -- If you are over 180 lb, get the rear bath.

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Old 10-05-2017, 11:32 AM   #3
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I assume you are talking about the Travato.


Simple decision -- If you are over 180 lb, get the rear bath.

Yes the travato. There are a couple of older. Idea that also have the rear bath. I have tried the side baths but at 6’1” it is a bit tight- just slightly over the 180 you reference
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This question gets asked frequently and it is a personal preference. There's no way I would ever squander precious rear-end real estate on bath fixtures, because that's where the million-dollar view is.

But that ^^, of course, assumes people are staying in areas that have something to look at. If the owner's sole intention is to occupy campgrounds, most of the time that will not be the case.

For me, it's not just a quality of life assessment - it's a logical calculation. Of the 24 hours that are in each day, I'm in the bathroom for somewhere around 1 percent of that time (15-20 minutes). So the side wet bath (what Airstream calls "mid-bath") is a little tight... it still doesn't make sense to me to prioritize a feature that is used so little.

From Instagram, an image quilt of million-dollar views, a few of which were mine:

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Here's a recent poll and some associated comments:

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I would say that our Crossfit side bath is pretty tight and is probably too short for someone who is 6'1".
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This question gets asked frequently and it is a personal preference. There's no way I would ever squander precious rear-end real estate on bath fixtures, because that's where the million-dollar view is.

But that ^^, of course, assumes people are staying in areas that have something to look at. If the owner's sole intention is to occupy campgrounds, most of the time that will not be the case.

For me, it's not just a quality of life assessment - it's a logical calculation. Of the 24 hours that are in each day, I'm in the bathroom for somewhere around 1 percent of that time (15-20 minutes). So the side wet bath (what Airstream calls "mid-bath") is a little tight... it still doesn't make sense to me to prioritize a feature that is used so little.

From Instagram, an image quilt of million-dollar views, a few of which were mine:


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Fantastic views.

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InterBlog - you present a compelling argument! Great compilation. And I agree, 100%.
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Just from a driving standpoint, having full windows in the rear and passenger side is a big advantage. Watch this video of the Pleasureway Ascent and look at the driving viability from some of the images from the driver's seat. I would hate to block off the whole back end with a wall for a bathroom for this reason alone. Of course, there is no perfect floorplan.

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Just from a driving standpoint, having full windows in the rear and passenger side is a big advantage. Watch this video of the Pleasureway Ascent and look at the driving viability from some of the images from the driver's seat. I would hate to block off the whole back end with a wall for a bathroom for this reason alone. Of course, there is no perfect floorplan.

The video looks good.

But when you are sitting in the driver's seat,
you do not really see anything.
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The video looks good.

But when you are sitting in the driver's seat,
you do not really see anything.

I can see pretty well out of my Sprinter backing up and changing lanes - a lot better than if it were a bathroom wall (like in a Roadtrek or Travato).
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