Originally Posted by crazycal
How much space are you willing to give up to have a full sized tub and shower or a toilet area with some room? I have a friend that has a big 5th wheel. I hate using his bathroom. You can't turn around in it without hitting something. While his shower is not the kind that doubles for a toilet, I think I would want something bigger. I understand that if you have a smaller bus, wasting/using space might not be a luxury that you have. But if you had a 40 foot bus, would you put in a full size bath and shower? How about a w/c (never understood why they called it that)? I thought I would put this out there before I put in a full sized setup. Someone might point something out that I had not thought of.
I didn't quite get to a full-sized house tub but did decide on a large RV tub (46"): [larger image here
I tried getting the tub lengthwise on one side but I couldn't make it work quite as well with the wheelwells where they are.
I don't see the issue being space; in this length bus it's not a hard thing to accomplish (edit: unless you're doing something special like a rear garage as Elliot is). The issue for me is water and heated water; a 6 to 10 gallon water heater isn't going to make it happen. So the compromise was only using the tub/shower as a shower when city water isn't available and installing a propane-fired instant water heater (so far the Precision RV 500) so that my wife will enjoy a hot bath (whatever keeps her happy keeps my happy to...it's worth the extra effort to me).
One of the joys of doing a conversion is getting to do the interior your
way. Ideas here are just that...ideas, and not meant to be "the way others should do it".