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Old 08-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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Curtain v door between bath and bed

Anyone have an opinion? Intuitively I am leery of the curtain approach (as in AF 25Y or AF 29V) due to concern about excessive humidity in the bedroom. What is people's real life experience????
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Anyone have an opinion? Intuitively I am leery of the curtain approach (as in AF 25Y or AF 29V) due to concern about excessive humidity in the bedroom. What is people's real life experience????
My motorhome came with no partition between the bathroom and bedroom. Like you I looked at adding a pocket door or a curtain. Due to time restraints, I chose a curtain. Went to Ikea and purchased a steel cord for curtains that mounts with screws and has a tightening adjustment. This provided a strong straight hanger about 1/2 inch from the ceiling. Next we went to Bed Bath and Beyond and chose some heavy drapes in a color my wife liked. They happened to have large rings at the top so we cut them off, hemmed them, sewed two panels together and installed the clip on hangers that came with the Ikea cord. They move easily, and block vision from the living area.

That was 4 years, many showers, and over 100,000 miles with no problems. I am glad I did not add the extra weight of a door. We keep them open when my wife and I travel alone because it makes the coach look bigger.

We liked them so much we added another set behind the drivers seat so we could run only the dash air and keep the drivers area cool and not need to run the generator when on the road.
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We had zero humidity problems with the curtain in our FM 235. Use the fan in the bedroom if needed when showering.
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Thanks for the replies. I had someone tell me to avoid rigs with the curtains but she has never had a set up like that. It opens up a few more models to consider.
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My wife and I have a 25Y and the curtain is never even deployed. We haven't found that having the shower in place causes any issues. The Fantastic Fan can easily vent the entire space as needed.
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Never had any problem in my 25Y . We have front ,back and bathroom vent fans. Folding curtain is more for privacy than anything else.
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My previous rv had a pocket door between the kitchen hall and the bathroom area, and another between the bedroom and the bathroom. I thought it was the perfect solution. If you don't want to use them, leave them in the wall, tucked out of the way. My current rv has a swinging door between the bedroom and bathroom, and an accordion type curtain between the kitchen hall and the bath area. I hate the accordion door, and the swinging door cuts down the walkway because it has a stopper on the floor behind it. I vote for two pocket doors. I found it very convenient to be able to close the door to the kitchen, and use the entire bathroom area and bedroom for getting showered and dressed. This is of course if you have company, or its at night and you have the front curtains all open.
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AF 25Y Curtain

Another thing I like about the 25Y design is that the bathroom door, when open, swings back and completely blocks the entrance to the front bedroom/bathroom area of the coach. There's no mechanism to hold it there...but when the coach is level....it just stays there filling that space with something solid.


That matters to us as I am early bird, and my wife sleeps late. I get up, go to the galley to make coffee and pull open that bathroom door behind me...effectively closing off the bedroom. My wife confirms the door is much better than the accordion at blocking light and sound of me grinding coffee at 5:30am.


Oh look, snowed last night here just outside Yellowstone. Didn't notice in my AF.
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