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Old 01-23-2013, 07:57 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.

I appreciate being able to brain storm with you all.
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Same question as ArmyMPFromMO

Hi ArmyMPFromMO,

I have the exact same question (for the exact same reason) about installing a walking tub in a class A. I was hoping that in the past several years, you'd have found a solution. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!
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While we were planning on building our new house we seriously looked at installing one of these, mostly for my MIL as at that time we thought she would be living with us.

From what I could tell is that if you have the space there is no reason a walk in tub could not be installed. Some of the tubs we looked at are only supported by 4 legs with small feet so if you decide to try and have one installed you might have to reinforce the floor to handle the weight.
A supply of hot water to fill the tub would be an issue but the newer tankless hot water heaters could easily take care of this, these are normally propane and would require a good supply/volume of propane. They do make 120 volt type tankless hot water heaters but these are normally low volume and would lake a long time to fill up the tub. You might be able to install one to augment the gas water heater. Remember while you are filling up the tub you have to be in it with the door closed so if you are willing to sit there for +15 minutes to fill the tub it might be an option.
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Would the weight of water in the tub overload the structure in the area it's located in?
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Water is 8.34 lbs per gallon. How many gallons does the average walk-in tub use? If it's 12 to 15 gallons, the tub water would add about 100 to 125 lbs to the floor. Probably not an issue for a DP or a gasser.
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I just looked up how many gallons a walk-in tub uses and it ranges from 40 gallons to 120 gallons, depending on size of course.
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I noticed in your signature that you are looking for a class A pusher. Maybe if you found one with a bath and a half bath the half bath could be gutted and fit with a walkin tub. You would still have to deal with supply of hot water and the weight issue.
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You aroused my curiosity so I did some looking around. The link should take you to a small walkin tub that is designed for mobile homes, closets, etc. It weighs around 235 lbs. empty and holds about 50 gallons of water. You aren't going to be going down the road with it full so it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe beef up the floor and you should be good.


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I just looked up how many gallons a walk-in tub uses and it ranges from 40 gallons to 120 gallons, depending on size of course.
Ya, I'm way off. I must have been thinking average (home) shower being 15 to 20 gallons. https://www.walkinbathtubsforseniors...r-walk-in-tub/
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