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Old 09-05-2015, 06:25 AM   #1
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Why do you want to clean two bathrooms in a motorhome?

I have noticed that most of the large upscale motor homes have floor plans with two bathrooms. I'm trying to understand the appeal of utilizing space in this manner. Help me understand. Most of these same floor plans appear to be designed for just a couple. I'm eager to learn because I just keep thinking of all of the other ways this space could be used.
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The large master bath in the rear is difficult to impossible to access during travel with the slides in. The half bath, usually in the center of the coach, is accessible while traveling with slides in. It is also what you'll use during lunch stops and can serve as a nighttime bathroom for guests on the sleeper sofa so the don't have to walk through the bedroom.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:42 AM   #3
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I only have one bath but here is what I think is a good idea for some.

DW can use one for herself and keep all of her stuff out.

DH/DW with medical condition spends a lots of time in bathroom so second is useful for the other at time of need. Currently when needed I trot over to the camp facilities.

One for the couple and one for the occasional guests and don't need to see your stuff.

One for parents/grand parents and one for kids.
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We have 4 kids. Enuf said. Lol
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I want have to wait my turn,if I had a 42 or longer I would want one.
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:41 AM   #6
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Bath and a half are great when traveling with guest. They have their own bath in addition to easy access while traveling.
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Great as a spare for when one of the toilets breaks, leaks or malfunctions !
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:51 AM   #8
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I understand your consternation about a bath and a half coach. I kind of felt the same way when we moved from a 40' to 43' that did have the extra 1/2 bath. We got it used because everything else was right about the rig. I can tell you that I am so glad to have it! As you age it is nice to not have to wait for the better half to finish in the main bath - and she doesn't have to feel rushed. We can also keep our personal stuff in the main bath area and not have to worry about always putting everything away. Visitors can quickly access the 1/2 bath and when the grandkids visit, it is wonderful. For us it would now be a priority in another coach if we ever switched. Our other main priority is the Oasis heating system. Gives you unlimited hot water. JMO hope this helps - mark
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We have been full-timing for nearly 5 years in a 40' Beaver that has a "split" bath and have had no problems with that arrangement. We have had grandchildren on extended visits for several weeks, but otherwise it is usually just the two of us.

Our bath is configured with a toilet room with its own sink. A second sink is positioned in a "vanity area" near the shower, which, itself is quite large.

Unlike many of today's MHs, ours is 100% functional with its slides retracted so we don't have the problem commonly cited as one of the reasons the extra half bath is needed. I realize that different people have differing opinions on their desired MH layouts, but this one works very well for us.
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We have been full-timing for nearly 5 years in a 40' Beaver that has a "split" bath and have had no problems with that arrangement. We have had grandchildren on extended visits for several weeks, but otherwise it is usually just the two of us.

Our bath is configured with a toilet room with its own sink. A second sink is positioned in a "vanity area" near the shower, which, itself is quite large.

Unlike many of today's MHs, ours is 100% functional with its slides retracted so we don't have the problem commonly cited as one of the reasons the extra half bath is needed. I realize that different people have differing opinions on their desired MH layouts, but this one works very well for us.

As full timers for 8 years, we agree with this post completely. Our coach is 40' with a split bath. We do have a second lavatory in the bedroom. It's just us about 98.5% of the time and would never give up the space required by the 1 1/2 bath configuration.


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Old 09-05-2015, 08:33 AM   #11
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Ditto what Steve and Joel said. I guess if you travel with more than 2 people or have company staying with you a lot, I can see the need for 2 baths. We had our son, DIL, & GS with us for 3 weeks this summer and managed just fine with the split bath with 2 sinks. That was an unusual trip, so it's usually just us, and our set up works fine.
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I wouldn't want two full baths, but in our MH the shower and main lavatory are together, and the toilet and another lavatory are behind another door. This allows one of us to be getting a shower while the other is ........... !
Works out great for us!
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I see your point. There is so much square footage to clean in our MH and it would be so much easier to clean with out that extra six sq ft.
On the other side it is great having the 1/2 bath for myself when getting ready in the mornings. For us, the convenience out ways any of the negatives. Besides, we full time and have plenty of storage. I suppose we could use that space for things we currently store in the basement but then we would just have more open space there.
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We just spent our first full summer away in our little MH. I started a list of things that, if we decided to trade up, would be "must haves" in the next one. Another toilet tops the list. It's just the two of us and the dog, but there were times this summer....... For me, it makes all kinds of sense.
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