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Old 07-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Bath & 1/2 ... or not???

Pretty much had this decided ... LOVE the private bath but figured solo RVer so I should use that extra space in the living area instead.

THEN read some posts re: extra bath and realized that like several of the posters, a SIGNIFICANT portion of my RVing time I would have nieces, nephews and/or various other friends and relatives traveling with me. Don't want any waiting lines when I need to use the facilities ... so now I am swinging back to the 2 seat version!

Comments? Do you really lose that much space from the front? Or I guess the better question would be do you feel it is worth it? Any of you who have had both, which do you prefer?

Looking forward to opinions from these many voices of experience on this GREAT forum!

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I have a bath & 1/2 in gas coach it does come in handy with company, the main larger bath is off the main bedroom for your privacy, only thing need sharing is the shower or they can use camp ground showers for their privacy.
Living area would be compromised depending on the floor plan.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Hi Kathryn,

If you go with the tag axle like the Winnebago/Itasca 42QD you actually gain front space. Some of the 45' rigs have lots of people places up front and are two seater to boot. Bring your own Sears catalog. Oh! All of these decisions. You remind me of my wife shopping. :>))
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Hi Kathryn,

If you go with the tag axle like the Winnebago/Itasca 42QD you actually gain front space. Some of the 45' rigs have lots of people places up front and are two seater to boot. Bring your own Sears catalog. Oh! All of these decisions. You remind me of my wife shopping. :>))
LOL! Just figure It is better to ask them all while I am learning/shopping than whine about them later!

That 42QD is a great plan ... thx!

007 - thx! I was bristling a bit at the thought of everyone tracking through my bedroom to use the shower, but when traveling with others most of that time we would be staying at "real" campgrounds (not boondocking) so they could use the camp showers.

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I have the same coach as 007 and am solo. It comes in handy when one tank gets full and the weather is too bad to dump so I can use the other seat. This has happened several times for me and I appreciate the ability. I have not had the luxury of others saying with me in the coach but having the second bath will be handy if that should ever happen.
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I have the same coach as 007 and am solo. It comes in handy when one tank gets full and the weather is too bad to dump so I can use the other seat. This has happened several times for me and I appreciate the ability. I have not had the luxury of others saying with me in the coach but having the second bath will be handy if that should ever happen.
Don't both toilets dump into the same black tank?
Never heard of any other arrangement.

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Well I guess I'm lucky then my rig has two black water tank. It has two seperate gauges on the ems panel to check the level and two seperate dump valves along with two seperate sani-flushes.
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We have the bath and a 1/2 and it is great. We also have the rear full bath and when underway the bed slide is in so to get back there you basically climb over the bed. We have access to the 1/2 bath and it's great not to have to do the bed climb. And as said by others - when we deploy the air sofa bed for a guest and turn in - we close the door and don't think about them again till morning. BTW - rule of the road - overnight guests turn on the coffee pot!
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No on a Newmar coach there are two tanks, the 1/2 bath sink drain may may feed into the same black tank 50 gal on mine, maybe 45's on newer coach's.
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Well I guess I'm lucky then my rig has two black water tank. It has two seperate gauges on the ems panel to check the level and two seperate dump valves along with two seperate sani-flushes.
What are the tank sizes?
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1 bath is ok for us now - long weekend once a month, and a week or two a year. Retirement coach in a few years is planned to be a bath and a half, for the room in the full bath.
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My wife feels it is the storage she will loose on the 1 1/2 bath. For me, the 1 1/2 bath is the cat's meow. I would finally have a space (besides the drivers area) I could call my own.
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My wife feels it is the storage she will loose on the 1 1/2 bath. For me, the 1 1/2 bath is the cat's meow. I would finally have a space (besides the drivers area) I could call my own.
How could I have forgotten that?

As for loss of storage - I really don't think it is that much - you would probably get more floor space and 1 or 2 overheads. Now if you took everything out of the half bath and installed shelfs you would be talking storage. Like some mods - turn bunks to storage or remove washer and dryer - those add real storage. But look at the storage to space ratio in most coaches. A couple feet in length doesn't usually amount to a big closet or cabinet addition. I'm sure there are exceptions. Good luck - hope you get your own space. Lol.
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1 bath is ok for us now - long weekend once a month, and a week or two a year. Retirement coach in a few years is planned to be a bath and a half, for the room in the full bath.
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