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Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Walk in bath

I have special medical needs and wondered if anyone has put in a walk in tub or if it's even possible in a class A somehow. Any thoughts?
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It depends on how big you want it and the room you have but yes it is possible.
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The only problem I could see with a walk-in tub is the amount of water they use when taking a bath. Tank type RV water heaters wouldn't be able to put out enough hot water for a bath. A tankless water heater could but you would burn huge amounts of propane per bath. The weight of the water in the tub would be a huge concern.

If it was enclosed so you could limit yourself to showers only (while sitting down, of course), then it could be practical.
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The only problem I could see with a walk-in tub is the amount of water they use when taking a bath. Tank type RV water heaters wouldn't be able to put out enough hot water for a bath. A tankless water heater could but you would burn huge amounts of propane per bath. The weight of the water in the tub would be a huge concern.

If it was enclosed so you could limit yourself to showers only (while sitting down, of course), then it could be practical.
I thought about the amount of water too. I get relief from the whirlpool action in my muscles plus it is very difficult to get down & up from a regular tub. I can't stand long enough to take a shower. Apparently the only hot tubs here in El Paso are in the hotels. So I was looking for a solution tub/shower walk in tub with jets in the tub. :(
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This guy found a solution but certainly not for the masses.

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I have not studied this but there may be something useful for you here http://www.rvpartscountry.com/Rv-Bat...ds_c_2882.html

If you could get one of these tubs to fit - a portable whirlpool might work. I did not see "walk in tubs but if you use a shower chair to help get in (put it by the tub not in it) you might make it work.

Just a thought....
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This guy found a solution but certainly not for the masses.

I have not studied this but there may be something useful for you here http://www.rvpartscountry.com/Rv-Bat...ds_c_2882.html

If you could get one of these tubs to fit - a portable whirlpool might work. I did not see "walk in tubs but if you use a shower chair to help get in (put it by the tub not in it) you might make it work.

Just a thought....
Thanks for the idea. I will probably have to continue to use a shower chair. I'm not too sure about the portable tub. We'll be pulling a toad with my power chair on the ramp attached to it.

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