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Old 04-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Tub Vs Shower

As the new guy here I don't want to stir the pot, But we are dead set on having a small tub instead of a shower....and that cuts out 90% of hybrids in one stroke. It would be great if it was a choice option...
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #2
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The problem with any smaller trailer, is you have to make compromises.
A tub takes up more space than a corner shower.
For us, a tub is a waste of space.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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Interested in knowing why the tub? Hybrids by nature are smaller campers. I don't know of any with a tub. Good luck with your search.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:22 PM   #4
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Our trailer has a corner shower with a seat built in and about a 3 inch deep trough, I know it isn't a tub but about as good as it gets in a trailer. Most of the tub units trailers a little kid is all that can get in it and as others have said take up a lot of space that trailers don't have.
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I had a couple of trailers that had the shower/tub in the unit. I can't remember one time the tub was used for anything but storage during travel. I sat in it to see about the room empty of course but my knees where to my chest. Then you have a water problem of filling it 6 gals of hot water is not much to fill a tub. Maybe I can see with small kids, just sit them in there and put the shower on for a bath, but other then that I'm not impressed with them and is really a waist of space to our way of camping. The last one we had was in a Wildwood LE, I don't even think FR has that model anymore.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:47 PM   #6
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Why a small tub, 1. its not much larger than most small corner showers. 2, contains a splashing 3 year old...3, major conservation of water...Grandson gets his bath, rinse, Nana gets in wash and rinse, Pop gets the last turn and use less than 5 gallons of water. I realize that's not a problem if your at a full hookup site, but we are limited by tank size. Our BIL has a 5er with a similar shower as Mark...its about bigger than our whole bathroom....
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Sounds like a good plan. We usually stay at state parks which typically have good shower facilities. I think we've only used our shower once when wife wasn't feeling well and didn't want to walk to the showerhouse.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:28 PM   #8
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Why a small tub, 1. its not much larger than most small corner showers. 2, contains a splashing 3 year old...3, major conservation of water...Grandson gets his bath, rinse, Nana gets in wash and rinse, Pop gets the last turn and use less than 5 gallons of water. I realize that's not a problem if your at a full hookup site, but we are limited by tank size. Our BIL has a 5er with a similar shower as Mark...its about bigger than our whole bathroom....
You make good points and for you it might be a good option as you have said. Everyone is different and has different needs, I should have added when our kids were small it worked, sometimes you forget or your only thinking of the your present situation. Good luck and there is a lot more to think about then a tub that you use. Planning with kids is a lot different then being empty nesters...... PS: get what works for you now, not what will work in 10 years from now...... That's the main concern, you will remember that 3 year year old splashing around having fun, money can't buy that.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:42 PM   #9
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My Wildwood had a small tub, but that trailer was 10 years old. Is was good for washing tiny grandchildren. Mostly it stored a hamper of dirty wash and shoes. I very seldom use the shower (actually this new camper) it has never been use. Mostly use the showers in Wisconsin's beautiful state parks!
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FYI the roo 21DK has a tub!!!!!
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