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Old 05-26-2015, 11:03 AM   #31
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I realize that hindsight is 20/20, but that is the first thing DH and I do when/if we are looking at new RVs. We sit on the throne! If we fit, then, it goes into the "possible" file. If we don't fit, then, out the door we go.

As several others have said, if you plan to ever trade it or sale it, don't do it. If you plan to keep it for 10-15 years, then, by all means, fit it to your own needs and do the mod.

You might also want to consider the fact that you MAY, sometime down the road, go to a park that doesn't have a shower house and you will need to use your own.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:49 PM   #32
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I might take a shot at it next winter, as I just finished a remodel on our rear slide that was set up for a family of 5 or more kids. By gutting the rear slide of a large couch and fold down bunk, I was able to install a 39 " double door wardrobe cabinet with plenty of hanging space and shelving, a 36" base cabinet with more shelving(pantry space) and a matching hanging unit above it, with enough space left, 12 inches, to provide more hanger space and I built a cabinet with shelves below it with a door I removed across the trailer from a factory cabinet, to make room for a Splendide washer dryer combo. I removed a smaller couch from the living/dining area and replaced it with the larger couch from the rear slide. I removed the booth and replaced it with a table & four chairs. We topped this off with a Dish Satellite and two receiver and new jacks to feed both inputs from outside. The rear slide area now provides more floor space,6 ft,, to accommodate a swivel chair and hassock. I cut the booth table top into two pieces and attached the smaller piece on collapseable shelf brackets to extend the kitchen counter for meal prep & dishwashing space. The table top & counter top are matching materials. The larger half I hung similarly with two collapsible brackets{ Home Depot $12.99, 600 ibs each) in the rear slide area on the opposite, bathroom exterior wall. This provides desk space or laundry folding space and collapses when not in use and is adjacent to the rear window area which has top & bottom cabinets with a matching counter top that runs the width of the rear, less the bath room area.. There is a TV antennae jack in this location as well. I am just putting on the finishing touches and have not taken after pictures yet, but will tomorrow, maybe. we are shoving off Sunday for the summer and can't wait to try out the new floor plan. I was able to re-use much of the trim, doors and other materials from the tear outs to re-trim everything to give a custom original materials look. My how I ramble. This will do until I can talk Susie in to a 34 ft. V-Lite with the front bath, double sink, cabinets and counter space on each side of the V and double rear slides with TV and fireplace across the rear with two lazy Boys and dining table on opposite slides. May be a pipe dream, but one can always dream. Do good and safe travels!

Nice interior what Year and Model TT is that, I like the white cabinets but no one uses them anymore


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Old 05-26-2015, 02:50 PM   #33
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...You might also want to consider the fact that you MAY, sometime down the road, go to a park that doesn't have a shower house and you will need to use your own.



After going to many RV Shows, and being 6'2", I still have a hard time imagining how I would even remotely take a Shower in some of them. Many a tall person I spoke with while inside the new units offered the same answers. I honestly feel that the combo units are designed for people who don't exceed the height of 5'8"( maybe 5'10" ) to be able to take a shower comfortably without popping their heads up through the roof vent. And some of the freestanding showers weren't all that better. Although, there seem to be larger bathrooms with freestanding showers.....that was a plus.

Where we camp they have only had power for the past few years. No Shower Houses to be had at this State Park. It's hard to imagine how we managed boondocking back in the days of Tenting, and then given the very basic of Pop Up luxuries thereafter. Before there was electric and shower houses, you had to tote your own water and take sponge baths. A lot of great memories to look back on. That was CAMPING! But not for everyone.

Now, as my friends say......we are Glamping! Got to bring the house with us.
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Why not an outside shower or wait for it to rain.
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Why not an outside shower or wait for it to rain.
Exactly! LOL. Although, that is an option we have considered installing vs. removing the shower.
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