Class B Forums

Class B Forums (http://www.classbforum.com/forums/)
-   General Discussion Forum (http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5/)
-   -   Do you have a wet bath and shower inside your RV? (http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5/do-you-have-a-wet-bath-and-shower-inside-your-rv-8621.html)

Roadtrek Adventuous RS1 12-19-2018 11:14 PM

Do you have a wet bath and shower inside your RV?
 
I'm learning that a lot of van conversions, especially do it yourself setups skip having a built-in bathroom....

How's this working for you with the alternatives?

And, would you skip purchasing a model that didn't have this feature??

I personally think that having a fully functional installed bathroom is one of the best sales feature of a Class B....
Just me.

What are you doing and your thoughts??

bigfelipe 12-20-2018 01:28 AM

Being I'm not a dirty hippie... Yes I must have a bathroom...


If you hang around town, campgrounds, local gyms, etc then maybe you can get around it, but I primarily boondock...

dvrdwn 01-03-2019 04:05 PM

just trying to keep this thread going. I have a shower built into my ongoing van build. (2014 promaster 159" wheelbase.) The Aktiv uses this platform. I haven't used it yet and was wondering how other builds are being used, designed etc.

Reflex439 01-03-2019 04:18 PM

I don't have the wet bath since for me it wastes so much room for something that is only used for 10-20 minutes total out of the whole day. My Roadtrek instead has a side toilet behind a door, but uses an isle shower. To me this is brilliant as it allows for more storage which is needed all the time, vs using excess space for a bathroom that is used minimally. I though it might be a pain to setup and put the shower setup away when using, but that hasn't been the case. IMO, its the best of both worlds, having the facilities to use, using the minimal amount of space, with only a minor inconvenience using its use.

But short answer, I wouldn't go without either a web bath or toilet/isle shower. Next to the bed, it probably the most important features for something you will be sleeping/staying in.

Patty1819 01-03-2019 04:24 PM

If you want to write off (if you have a loan and are paying interest) your Class B as a second home, it must have a bathroom in addition to bedroom and kitchen facilities.

semdoug 01-03-2019 08:10 PM

Does that work with the new tax laws? It is my understanding that when they raised the standard deduction level they eliminated many of the itemized deductions. Admittedly, I am not sure about this.

Back to the original topic. I like the idea of saving interior space for storage and using an outdoor shower (winter time,yikes) or one of those shower trays some custom builders install.

MsNomer 01-03-2019 10:36 PM

I have a hot shower in my 136” PM, and no space is "wasted."

https://msnomersvan.wordpress.com/20...01/the-shower/

Santiago 01-04-2019 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dvrdwn (Post 85595)
I have a shower built into my ongoing van build. (2014 promaster 159" wheelbase.) The Aktiv uses this platform. I haven't used it yet and was wondering how other builds are being used, designed etc.

Hi David, good to see another Promaster 159 build. Slowly self building mine starting at the rear, working down the galley side (street side) first followed by the other side where a 30"x 22" shower will go next to shorter counter housing the AC unit, space heater and 1.1 cf freezer. Shower having not only hot water but piped space heat for comfort. The 159" PM has a lot of room inside.

Good luck with your build.

Santiago

GeorgeRa 01-04-2019 06:12 AM

Tradeoffs
 
1 Attachment(s)
There is another angle of an inside shower, we took the right turn on the Old Priest Grade short-cut to Yosemite. Any design is a balancing of tradeoffs.

VocalVirgo 01-04-2019 08:01 AM

I do, in my 2017 Promaster Sportsmobile with electric penthouse top (now for sale) and we just built one in, in my almost finished 2018 Promaster 156Ē, Tall Roof build out. Itís a cool layout and so so functional. It has storage galore (I transport animals from rescues to sanctuaries or to the furever homes). I am so loving having all the goodies packed into a small RV that gets 20 MPG. Iíll have to post a video of the buildout...
But yeah, standing height, a shower/bathroom and a rooftop a/c were my 3 must-haves. Iím getting that and so much more.


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.