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Old 05-20-2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Making the bathroom larger?

Okay, here is the question I pose to others. After taking out the Camper on it's maiden trip and having to utilize the commode ( and snugly, I might add ) I am contemplating doing a redo on the bathroom.

The shower / tub combo serves no real purpose to us. We could make room for shelving / storage instead.

The sink would stay, and of course, the commode. Was thinking that we could increase our real estate and make it more "enjoyable", for a lack of better wording.

The bathroom has the typical small camper layout. You can sit and take a load off while washing your hands to your left and soak your feet straight in front of you. I guess it IS the perfect relaxing room!

Anyways, my thoughts were to take out the shower, relocate the sink to the shower wall hook-ups and drain, and most likely have to rework the water line to the commode. Would be / could be the PERFECT setup and allow more room to move.

I'm not new to installing water lines. Moved many in my day.

Has anyone taken on this project, or similar bathroom one, and if so how did it fare? Would love your input on this before I even attempt to even take out a single screw. Thanks in advance.
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Here is a picture of the bathroom.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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Sounds great. Let us know how it goes. I could use either some counter space, as there is none, or a place you could put your pants on in private!
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The only downside I would see is resale with no tub or shower.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:19 AM   #5
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I completely understand where your coming from. I had a trailer you had to step out of the bathroom to turn around and if you bent over the door would fly open. You have some great ideas. But you might want consider something before removing your shower. If you ever decide to go to another trailer the absence of a shower might be a deal killer. Folks seem to want the shower. You might severely cut the number of people who would otherwise be interested in your unit. I try to consider that before I remove anything from a trailer. I'm on my 4th now. Good luck.
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The only downside I would see is resale with no tub or shower.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:41 AM   #7
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I agree on the resale issues. Prospective buyers are very closed minded when you change the floor plan, even if it is better than OEM. Of course, if you intend to keep it forever, the sky is the limit on what you choose to do.
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Resale without shower I believe would be a hard sell. The bathroom in our new camper is what sold us. Room to actually use it.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:59 PM   #9
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We bought our newest trailer, 2015 28RKX Wildcat Maxx specifically with bathroom fit and access without opening any slideouts as the priority. When we bought the 2009 trailer we 'thought' a little design flaw wouldn't be an issue, WRONG! We had contemplated a similar refit with our 2009 trailer because when traveling we had to open the slide about 2 feet and I couldn't sit on the toilet with the door closed unless you sat kinda sideways.
In researching we decided it was just more of a job than we wanted to tackle plus we were going to have take out that stupid mini-tub that was a waste of space!
As another commenter said, good luck and post pictures of the job!
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I wouldn't do it unless I was going to run it into the ground without any intention to sell it or trade. Same issue as additions in a home that detract from resale. May not work for you but is a deal breaker for a buyer, unless you found someone that thinks just like you do. Good luck and consider trading for one you like before you move on this project.
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