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Robb77

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Posted: 06/26/21 01:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Soaking in an epsom salt bath to sooth the aches and pains of aging feels like heaven reslly. Our travel trailer has a bathtub/shower combination which has come in handy a few times, I made it by myself from an old repaired tub. I am in the planning phase of going full time and we are researching the best motorhome option for me. I haven't seen a bathtub in any of them.My routes will have to include stopping to see friends and family so I can use their bathtub.
Do you miss having a bathtub?

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Posted: 06/26/21 04:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No. I’ve never seen a full size bathtub in an RV but perhaps they do make them. We’ve actually removed the tub from our home as it was never used and was a pain stepping over the side for taking a shower.


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Posted: 06/26/21 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never had one but did miss a tub when my son was small. Dealing with a squirmy little boy in a shower was a challenge.


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I guess it would depend also on how often you use it. If you dont use it too often a night at a motel every couple of weeks could be planned into your travels.

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Posted: 06/26/21 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're 72 and haven't used tubs in over 20 uears.


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For full time I can understand your "want" but the fact that you don't see them says a lot to me. Maybe splurge and get an occasional massage instead.


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RV tubs are great for children. Not so much for adults.

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You not only have to consider the length of the tub, but the actual depth. Some are so low that the water won't go over your legs while soaking.


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Your RVs water heater would not fill a tub of any size so to speak. Even the on-demand water heaters have their limits and are best used for showers. I agree with the suggestion that if you need the occasional soak take a night at a motel/hotel. A lot of the hotels have hot tubs and jacuzzis too.


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2008 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QSP had a short tub called a Garden Tub, but it was more than adequate for a soak. Floorplan can be seen at https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2008-tiff........legro-bus-class-a-floorplan-40-qsp-tr783


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