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Old 02-26-2019, 09:05 AM   #1
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Gap above bathroom door

Just brought home our new 29RSWS. The bathroom door has about a four inch gap between it and the ceiling, and a smaller gap at the floor. I have two teenage girls that are very finicky about their privacy. I am looking for ideas on how to eliminate that gap, short of replacing the door. Has anyone used any sort of weather stripping or something at the top or bottom of the door?
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:12 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to FRF!!
The gap is there so the bathroom exhaust fan can do it's job.
Camping in an RV does result in a little loss of privacy.
IMO, the girls need to get used to it.
Sounds travel easily inside a camper.
My advice is turn on the fan for cover noise.
Even turn on the stereo if absolutely necessary.

The door gap truly is necessary.
Without that gap- if someone has the exhaust fan on while taking a shower or using the can- tank odor will very likely be pulled up into the bathroom.
NOT GOOD!
Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:17 AM   #3
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The gap is for proper air flow when exhaust fan or AC is in use.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to FRF!!
The gap is there so the bathroom exhaust fan can do it's job.
Camping in an RV does result in a little loss of privacy.
IMO, the girls need to get used to it.
Sounds travel easily inside a camper.
My advice is turn on the fan for cover noise.
Even turn on the stereo if absolutely necessary.

The door gap truly is necessary.
Without that gap- if someone has the exhaust fan on while taking a shower or using the can- tank odor will very likely be pulled up into the bathroom.
NOT GOOD!
Good luck and happy camping!
What KyDan said. Thatís it, thatís all.
He made the only options there are in an RV.
Thereís nothing more to discuss here.
Just have a look at any RV units......itís an industry design to have short doors.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:07 AM   #5
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Thanks all. I never thought about the airflow issue, and that makes perfect sense.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:16 AM   #6
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I love it when folks give you their opinion and then tell you that's the final word on your topic, "There’s nothing more to discuss here.", ... of course there's other options, they may not suit your need, you would have to be the judge of that, but there are more options, ... we covered our bathroom door opening with a curtain, we didn't go floor to ceiling with it, but you certainly could, ... another privacy option is, we hung a shower curtain inside the glass stall, not for privacy, but to stop a leak we couldn't locate, but the extra privacy is appreciated, ...
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:24 AM   #7
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Some RV's are built with opaque bathroom doors...why I don't know except to let more light in.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:39 AM   #8
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Install a bigger door, but vent thru the walls. Gotta have the air flow.


Oh Look ! another option.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:53 AM   #9
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I have been know to put up a tent outside the camper as a changing room.
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Don't need a gap at top of door but do need the space at the bottom. The exhaust fan will pull air in from the bottom gap of the door which is sufficient air flow for all odors and such to be expelled out the overhead vent. Actually probably more efficient with less openings for fan to do its job.
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