Post by universalexports on Jul 9, 2012 18:32:43 GMT -5
well I am putting a shower/toilet in my 61 airflyte and I got my shower pan/black water tank combo in today, it looks great!
here is the pan and tank it is only a 9.54 gallon tank but should hold at least 20 flushes or so, I think my toilet uses around a quarter gallon of water per flush, that should be more than enough for a weekend of camping.
here it is with my Thetford bravura toilet, with it in the rear corner I can look out the window while I go poop!
hopefully it will cool off soon so I can get some work done on it.
Hey, it can't get any better than that! Do we know what you're doing with your walls? Will the shower pan/tank combo fill the floor space completely? Oh, and where did you buy that shower pan thingy? Am I just way behind on this?
Post by universalexports on Jul 9, 2012 20:39:07 GMT -5
my shower pan is 23 x 35 inches, I plan on the bathroom being about 30x36 inches, to allow some elbow room, (my shasta deluxe had a bathroom that was 24x36 and was a bit tight). I am going to build up the edges around it to be level with the top of the pan, and line everything with FRP sheeting. I bough the shower pan here for $159.00
Post by boandsusan on Jul 12, 2012 22:56:25 GMT -5
Well I guess we won`t be having a toilet/shower combo. At 6`2" and 214lbs, Bo just won`t fit. I measured his shoulders at 21 inches across the back, so no way could he shower in something only 24 inches wide. I`m getting the giggles just trying to picture it.........He He.
Just curious - which is worse, lugging the tank from a porta potti to the bathroom to dump, or dumping the holding tank at the dump station with stinky hoses? I'm thinking of turning my small closet into a bathroom but I'm torn on what to do about the potty part.
kathleenc- You're going to hear folks passionate (about poop?) on both sides. Having spent much of our lives digging holes in the wilderness (which is the most beautiful bathroom we'll EVER have), a porta potty is the height of luxury. We don't mind dumping it at all. We can usually find a dump station, but there have been a couple times that we've had to dump it at home, and it really hasn't been a problem. Certainly no worse than washing diapers for three kids! And I did NOT want to have to figure out where to store the hose in our little Compact.
shower walls - has anyone made their own using leftover countertop laminate? seems like you could just apply it to 1/4" ply and install with maybe aluminum cove trim in the corners. Please tell me if this is a bad idea! If not, I am thinking of having a "marble" shower/bathroom with sky blue ceiling.
Post by universalexports on Jul 29, 2012 19:42:32 GMT -5
yeah, I have a propane powered water heater, www.eccotemp.com/eccotemp-tankless-water-heaters/ I am going to mount it in the very rear of the camper (took out the lounge/bed and will be building in a dresser/AC Cabinet / hot water heater) and will vent the AC and the hot water heater through a long narrow vent below the rear window that I am going to put in.
I will be putting bunk beds on the curb side of the camper
We didn't put up separate walls, just three coats of marine spar varnish. The pan fits nicely in the closet space in the Compact, and used the gray butyl tape (same as to seal the windows) to seal it between the wall and the pan. It has held up well over bumps and many showers. We also used the tankless heater, but I think ours is a little smaller.
Universal- Where are you putting the bathroom? Even better, have you posted a floorplan of your Airlflyte here? We'd love to see it.
I want to see if we can make the closet a toilet/shower wet bathroom. Our 65 Compact has the floor plan with the two closets side by side and I am thinking there is enough room there for the wet bath. Do either of you have a gray water tank?
Post by universalexports on Jul 30, 2012 17:50:13 GMT -5
I will have one, there is room underneath for a shallow one, or I may put it under the sink and use a bilge pump to pump the water that drained through the shower up to it. still working out the issues.
here is a link to the shower drain box bilge pump setup.
Universal - Not sure where your water source is, but we saved some space and mounted our water heater on the wall behind the porta-potty. It curves (as yours does), and doesn't get in the way with the seat cover up. We did reinforce the framing behind it. It's going to be fantastic. The bunks are pure genius!
Madonnak - There is plenty of room for a 'bathroom" in the Compact using the big closet. I don't always remember how the newer ones are set up, but I know at least one person here pulled the fridge/icebox, and used that space along with the little closet beside it to make a bathroom. In the old Compacts, it's already one large closet. With that conversion, you lose storage space, but we took 20" off the ends of the benches (left the bench frames) and built a closet in the 20"next to the bathroom, and a cupboard/counter on the end next to the door. The bed turns sideways and is a full size. We have had plenty of storage for an almost 3-week trip.
Post by universalexports on Jul 30, 2012 18:33:40 GMT -5
yeah, I considered that, but was not sure about what would happen if the shower water was sprayed on it. and if I put it there I will have to put a hole in the roof to vent it. I'll have to go see if that will fit.