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Old 10-24-2020, 03:03 AM   #1
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POLL: Wet Bath or Not?

I am debating the benefits and drawbacks of a wet bath. I was curious what people think.

The benefit of a Wet Bath is that I don't find I take showers that often when camping for the weekend, especially since I dry camp a lot, and a wet bath takes much less space, leaving more for living.

A dry bath is more homey but takes up more space.
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:17 AM   #2
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Dry bath for us,100%
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:50 AM   #3
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Dry bath. I wouldn't consider a wet bath in an RV, at ANY price.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:33 AM   #4
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I think this is part of a bigger question--how much trailer do you want to tow around. Smaller trailers are going to tend to have wet baths. That may be inconvenient when you use the bathroom. On the other hand you'll notice the larger trailer when you are towing.

Personally I'd go smaller and a wet bath, but the wife would go larger with a dry bath. Guess who won?
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:03 AM   #5
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In a truck camper, maybe. Anything else is going to have a dry bath if it's an option.
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:24 AM   #6
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If you normally camp for 2 or 3 days then a wet bath might work for you since you could just wait till you get home to shower.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:18 AM   #7
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Dry bath. DW wouldn’t accept anything else.

As has been mentioned by previous posters, and if were only me, I might consider a wet bath, in a smaller RV, in order to have more living area otherwise.

Good luck making your choice!

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Old 10-24-2020, 11:22 AM   #8
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i like to shower every morning dry camping or not. that's why i have a 27' T/T with a full shower. and how nice it is!
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We have a we bath, mostly because the trailer hit every mark we where looking for. After a year on it I get the appeal of a dry bath. Can’t say I would “want” a wet bath but if the rest of it works then it is what it is.

On a side note some of the guys that camp with us (tents) bring a shower tent and set it up on my outside shower. Less water for the gray tank and you have more room than the wet bath.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:31 AM   #10
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i like to shower every morning dry camping or not. that's why i have a 27' T/T with a full shower. and how nice it is!
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Showers were something we really looked hard at when deciding. I stepped into each one and also looked at the materials used. Many smaller trailers had a wall material that just didn't look like it would hold up and would also be difficult to clean.

I'm really happy with the shower in my 2106DS Winnebago, although someone taller than 6' might have more issues. It even has one of those shower curtains that curve out to give you more room.

My only complaint would be the same complaint I'd have with most RVs, the water is too hot! I usually shut off the water heater before it gets fully up to temp.
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If you intend to use the shower, a dry bath is far, far superior, but if you use campground bath facilities or simply skip showers, then the wet bath is definitely more space efficient. Purely a personal choice, in my opinion.

Unlike some readers, I'm not at all shocked that you don't intend to use the shower in the camper.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:47 AM   #12
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I get the benefits of a dry bath, but for our requirements, a wet bath has been fine:

(1) it allows us to tow a lighter, smaller-footprint (<20') travel trailer that provides greater campsite accessibility; and

(2) we camp mostly in state and national parks, along with some private campgrounds, which generally have very acceptable lavatory facilities.

Some day, if opportunity and economics align, we may opt for a larger RV w/ dry bath, but for now, we are grateful for what we have.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:59 AM   #13
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I've meet many folks who wouldn't think of using the shower and try to never use the toilet in the RV! ( not me!) By brother in law had a rule.. no solids in the commode !? I get if your only a weekend or just don't shower or use campground showers (not for me..no no no ) In that case space may be better as living. However I worked some as a camp host and saw what more people than you would think do in those showers, !!! A lot depends on the size of the rig and you only get a choice in the mid to small ones .. the very small sometimes no choice.
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Old 10-24-2020, 12:09 PM   #14
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My vote is for wet, but that is because I have poor balance and my wife isn't much better. Four solid walls (one is a door) in close proximity to lean on is much better than falling through a shower curtain, which happened. With good balance it probably wouldn't matter, but I do like the freedom to "disperse water with abandon" while rinsing my face after washing in the lavatory in the morning with the wet bath. With the dry bath the carpet by the lavatory was usually damp/wet from that activity.

We seldom stay in developed campgrounds, and if we do we still use the facilities in the RV. We know who used those last and feel more comfortable doing it that way. All this is from 40+ years of RVs, most of it with TCs and wet baths, but 4-5 years with class A MHs and dry baths. We're now back to a TC and wet bath, our choice and difficult to find.

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