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Old 03-24-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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I need some shower advice! Post pictures of your bathroom!

I'm in the process of planning out my bus. I've been to Home Depot and Lowes several times for inspiration and to get prices. On just about every aisle at lowes, I find something that could serve a purpose on my bus. Anyways, I'm curious about what you all have done for your showers. I'm planning to frame mine up, use some pressure treated ply for the walls, and then line it with that paneling that looks like tile. I'm just curious what I should use for the shower base. I might just build it up and use some sort of tile. I'd also like to have a shower door and not a curtain. Also, how big are your showers? I'm planning a 36" x 36" shower for my bus. Thanks for any advice or pictures!
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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Don't know if this will help, but I'm installing a 36x36 one piece fiberglass stall. Seems
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:07 PM   #3
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We used a step-tub as a base (24" x 40") and built a surround using FRP.

Details here:
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and here:
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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Not sure what kind of tile base you're talking about, but if it's the type you have to grout in to make it water tight...the vibrations and flexing of the bus are likely to make that stuff crack...

You probably should just buy a shower base, Lowes has a 32x32 base for $98 or so...

I've got limited space and not real likely to use the shower in mine, I prefer to use campground facilities so I don't fill the gray tank in one use... As such, I've been looking at some one piece shower bases on ebay stores, found a nice 24x30 for only $42 plus shipping.... I'll probably just go with that....
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #5
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I saw a picture in my journey's around the web of a skoolie that someone had taken a stainless steel deep kitchen sink and cut a hole in the floor of the bus and welded supporting brackets to hold it. This added nearly a foot of overhead to the shower (something I need at 6'2") and made a narrow stand up shower. I thought it was a pretty slick idea and is what I'm planning on doing in my rig. I'll look around and see if I can find it. I lost a lot of bus info and pictures when my hard drive crapped out a few months back!
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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I think the one you are refering to is on this site.

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BINGO wmah! Thanks! Being a little on the tall side I thought that looked like a really great idea.
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My shower pan came from an apartment building being renovated (total cost: one 20-pack of really bad beer )--it's a kind of oddball 32x36". I sunk it about 8" into the floor for headroom...it drains with an electric pump (through a filter) that's basically a boat bilge pump.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:57 AM   #9
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This thread asks us to... Post pictures of your bath room!



I think I did quite well, actually, restraining myself for several days.

Ahhh, to be that young again. Notice it's a black'n'white photo! No, that's not me. I took the picture.
Paaaaarrrrtyyyy!!!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:02 AM   #10
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Well....atleast they found the toilet. To be perfectly honest, it was a point of much discussion as to whether or not we were going to have carpet on the floors for that exact reason. I just don't think anyone wanted anything to do with the portapotty though and went outside.....

For all those with fiberglass tubs...any issues with cracking or leaking around the edges due to the movement in the bus?
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