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Old 06-07-2006, 11:52 PM
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Now that is just plain smart thinking!!! I never thought to use the seam on the outside...it makes sense...I've always hated cleaning out those seams that I usually just throw them out and buy a new one...now I know to reverse it!!! Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:22 AM
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well, 6'4" and 275 here. Use the shower with no problems. camped 4 nights in the 90's with DW and 3 kids. two showers a day for me and no complaints. It's a bit tricky and like the wife says planning goes a long way. use the tips from others here. the tip I use is I took my factory shower curtain down, bought some nice heavy ones trimmed to fit the walls and used the table cloth holders to secure to the top of the walls. I use an expandable rod with another curtain across the tub entrance. When in the tub ya slide the rod out towards the toilet for extra elbow room, and when ya get out ya slide it well into the tub to let it dry. again more elbow room on the bathroom side. I am able to wash, dry and change clothes inside the bathroom. however at 6'4" I need to sit on the toilet to comb my hair cause the brush hits the light and the mirror is too low. haha can't have everything.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:20 PM
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What works for me is the use of white PVC piping. I had a bunch left over from a landscaping project and made a frame with it. It sits on top of the tub just low enough so I don't trip on it going out. I used a 3 way elbow to give myself a gap at the bottom along the tub. There's no need for glue it since its fit is usually snug. The shower curtain is tucked just underneath the frame and is prevented from sticking to you as you shower. So far it's still working.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:52 PM
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We have had our tm for a little over a year and mainly camp in parks that have showers and toilets. I am 6'4" and weigh over 300 lbs and I have taken at least 10 showers in the tm. It is a little tight but I don't have any problems. I have more problems trying to get dressed in the bathroom so I usually do most of my dressing in the hall in front of the bed. As others have said the key is being prepared when you go in. I should also mention that we have not made any changes to our shower and the curtain does not stick.
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:10 PM
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Here are the pictures of my shower mods.

Shower1.jpg, I liked the velcro on the walls to hold it open as suggested by Hal. The shower dries faster if it is open llike this.

Shower2.jpg, I decided to just put the shower curtain on top of the faucet instead of cutting holes in it. When done showering, I pull it away from the wall and let it hang down to dry better. Also note that I made the front and back curtain different lengths before sewing them together. I also did not taper it at the corners as suggested by Hal.

Shower3.jpg, the wire rack I got at Ace hardware that will hold three or four bottles of shampoo or body wash. At the bottom is a wash cloth holder on each side and a soap holder in the middle.

Shower4.jpg, the shower head holder and shampoo dispenser I made based on Hal's suggestions. I could not find the parts he used locally, so I found some that would work at Ace hardware again.

Shower5, jpg, The shampoo dispenser had two parts. The actual dispenser and a mounting plate for it to screw onto the wall. I took the over the door towel/hanging clothes holder on the right and broke off the the long wire piece off. I epoxied mounting plate to the over the door hanger piece. I used a shower head holder that screws onto the wall if you add handheld shower heads. I knew to get it as we have one to hold the handheld shower head on a deverter valve that lets us use the handheld head to wash the dog or the normal shower head for our showers. I epoxied it to the shampoo dispenser after sanding the back of it to fit the curve of the shampoo dispenser.
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:45 PM
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Jeri modified our shower in order to make more room and set up a simple hands free shower holder. She removed one of the shower curtains and the towel bar. Using a paper template (heavy paper used to cover picnic tables) Jeri cut out a piece of 4 ml clear plastic to cover the two shower walls (back wall near the bed and the sidewall along the hallway to just beyond the toilet paper holder). The plastic was cut out as one piece and easily tucked up against the wall corner. Some extra was left where the back shower wall meets the trailer wall. The plastic is secured by small strips of Velcro attached to the top of the folding bathroom walls. There is no need to remove the plastic when folding down the bathroom walls. The remaining shower curtain is secured to the plastic using plastic clothes pins (when taking a shower). The bottom of the shower curtain can be tucked up above the faucets for easy access. Depending on use, the plastic lining the folding shower walls can be changed once a year. The hands free shower adapter is made from two metal over the door hooks strapped around a shower head holder (similar to the one just above the tub).

Here is the link to the photos:

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...M28oRr5p-hcaX5

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Old 06-03-2007, 09:42 PM
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That is a good idea about using the plastic for the rear wall and the hall side. I can see how it would fold down easily, and also be easy to set up. We hardly ever use that towel bar above the bath, so that wouldn't be missed!

Thanks for posting this.

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Old 06-03-2007, 09:47 PM
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That's a great mod! Very clever.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:42 AM
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Dick & Jeri,

I was looking at this with interest, but Bonnie thinks it will invite mold to grow behind the plastic, especially in damp climates. So keep an eye on that. The curtains supplied by TM are woven and can breathe to let moisture out from behind the curtain. Would this idea work using the TM curtain material? Just attach it same as you did the mylar.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:48 AM
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Bob,

You bring up two interesting questions. As to mold forming behind the plastic: as long as there are no holes in the plastic so that moisture can infiltrate, the area should remain mold free. We do most of our long term camping in dry climates, which also helps. The other note is that the plastic is wiped down after the last person has taken a shower, which also helps to control moisture. Although hard to discern in the photos, the plastic does hang free of the walls, thus allowing for air movement between the plastic and the wall which should help to prevent mold. The vent fan (located at the base of the tub) is another effective way to control moisture in the bathroom. I don't think the shower curtains will work in this situation. The curtains eventually allow water to "wick" through to anything that is in contact with the back of the curtain (much like canvas). Since the plastic is transparent, it will be easy to keep an eye out for mold formation.

We've used the plastic (not the same piece) for two camping seasons and so far there have been no issues with mold. We will post any problems with the plastic modification.

Thanks for bringing your concerns to our attention.
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