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Old 11-18-2019, 07:10 AM   #1
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Is one bathroom enough?

My wife and I are thinking about going full time. We are currently doing our research and getting familiar with the different brands and floor-plans. We are leaning towards a 5th wheel toy hauler. It will be just the two of us but I'm not sure if one bathroom is enough.

Do you ever wish you had an additional 1/2 bath or a second full bath? Is it worth taking away from the living space?
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:15 AM   #2
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Starting with a truck and camper in 1972 and moving up to 2 different Class C's and 4 Class A's I can say that 1 bathroom isn't enough. (my last 2 Class A's both had 2 bathrooms) The 1/2 bathroom doesn't take up that much room and is well worth the sacrifice in living space.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:58 AM   #3
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Unless you both gotta go right now, one is enough. Compressing your living space down to 300 square feet is not without compromises. That said, 2 toilets can be a blessing sometimes.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:02 AM   #4
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Personally I don’t want to give up the living space. In 4 years I can only remember it being a problem 1 or 2 times. I would rather have more kitchen space and storage.
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It was on our “must have” list to have bath + 1/2
I also like that it gives some redundancy (if we have a toilet which starts to act up, we don’t have to fix it immediately)
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:03 AM   #6
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We have a 37 foot class A with the bath and a 1/2. We were torn on the 1/2 bath but otherwise loved the floor plan so we bought the coach.
Now, we’re very glad to have the 1/2 bath. When kids/guests visit and stay the night they have their own bathroom. I tend to use the 1/2 bath more, giving my wife more room in the full bath.
It seemed unnecessary when we were looking at coaches but its been a nice convenience with giving up too much space.
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We are not full time, but often wish we had a second sink/mirror, and occasionally miss a second toilet. Two bathrooms would allow you to keep your things in seperate places from each other, and also allow you to both get in to get ready to go out (to dinner for example) without waiting for the other to finish.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:13 AM   #8
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We snowbird in an older MH with only one bathroom. During the day it seems to work out OK. However, for those of us in retirement age, a middle of the night trip to the potty becomes a necessity. What happens is the wife wakes up to go, and that wakes you up. Suddenly you realize that you really have to go....NOW.
You are either very uncomfortable for the duration that she occupies the only facility, or, if you are camping near the woods, you need to use the outside potty. A second 1/2 bath would be helpful then.
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Is it nice, sure. Is it required, nope.
How often are you two in the bathroom at the same time now? If the answer to that is 'often' then you probably need two bathrooms. If the answer is 'not often' then you can likely get by with one. If you'll be staying in campgrounds one of you can always use the facilities there if it's a rush job.
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My wife and I are thinking about going full time. We are currently doing our research and getting familiar with the different brands and floor-plans. We are leaning towards a 5th wheel toy hauler. It will be just the two of us but I'm not sure if one bathroom is enough.

Do you ever wish you had an additional 1/2 bath or a second full bath? Is it worth taking away from the living space?


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Only You Know - One has served us well. - - -

We do have two Bathroom sinks - So..........
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I don't think we need a 2nd toilet, but we're definitely going to have 2 sinks.
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I don't think we need a 2nd toilet, but we're definitely going to have 2 sinks.
Well...when I buy a stool, and place it in front of the kitchen sink,...and the wife asks why???
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Second bath ...Nope not for us. We picked our floor plan because the bathroom has a door to the bedroom and a second door to the living room and double vanities. So guests have no problem, we have extra living space and one less bathroom to clean.
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We're not full-timers but we would NOT be without the 2nd bathroom.
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