Originally Posted by flyfshr
At 6'4", I had the same issue with the confined space in my '59 but I will tell you that using a washcloth made a big difference. I sit on the board across the edges of the tub and get my whole body wet with the washcloth. I soap up and rinse off with it too. This keeps the water from spraying all over the place at least while washing my body. Now, washing my hair is another story.
I thought this was a respectable Forum
Now Brad, I have this vision of you whom I have never met - showereing in your 59 Airstream
I have spent lots of time here at the forums - and showers and baths seem to be a "hot" topic. I have always been curious as to why people need so much room in a shower (besided the obvious - but this is a respectable forum so you will have to venture to another forum for that discussion).
So the question boils down to - are you full timing (as good as living in your MH 24/7) or are you "camping" in the sense of camping. If camping, then everything seems to be scaled down in size and relative to the trailer or MH you select.
In the days of camping - how many people really did do the shower dance anyway - more like the river or the ocean or the nice lakes we either parked or tented by. Or it was the layers of clothes to alllow you to stand close to people at the campfire - but be sure you got in the billows of smoke to disguise the growing odors
But that is what "camping" was all about.
But as we age - it becomes all about comforts - right? RV showers and baths have, as I see it, a distinct new conept. Instead of you going to the bath or the shower - it comes to you. Hence the novel idea of a shower wand, head, handle, or whatever one calls it these days - and they are usually attached to a length of flexible hose.
This amazing concept allows one to stand, kneel, squat or sit. Rinse, Lather, and lather some more and Rinse again. Seems to me, it is a real easy concept that requires only the space that you take up standing. Keeping your elbows tucked in tight of course.
The objective in the RV life style is to get Clean (rememer everything is smaller, tiny size ovens, tables, beds it is like a rolling doll house) Thus it is not the same objective you have at home - where you use the shower - to think, reflect, wake up, shave, day dream, or just blank out and realize that you have been in there so long that you have turned pruny
So instead of the major renos - to get the large space - to which you only spend how long cleaning ones self? I suggest that people step up their bathroom fixture - to a more ergonomic shower system - with longer hose, on and off switches to the sprayer - and longer handled sprayers to reach those difficult places -(oh stop that, that is on the other forum
I am refering to those 6'4" types that want to keep the water in the shower pan without having to bend over and wack their head on the wall - or on the new shower towel rails that Airstream has wisely placed in the showers these past years - as an elbow funny bone hazzard!!! - and if you are not careful you could wack the corner of your eye on the ornate design of the Classic
Well now you can all have a vision of all of us showering in our Airstreams -
PS. I have shower on the brain - cause we are buying a new Sport Model 08 Shower Stall and retrofiting it into the 1963
GT. We were just at an RV show - and measured her all up - and she is going to fit nice. Yes we have a little cut we have to make on the one wall to access the back window crank. Nothing a bit of tub surround and glue will not solve.
So for those of you who are not happy with your shower/bath systems - you could also consider Airstream Factory to purchase a new one - Yes they are pricey but well worth it in the end. I look at the hours on the old tub-wishing for a nice new clean one and then the hassles with water streaming down the back unbeknown and eventual floor rot. Big fix vs nice shower stall...(sorry vintage purists - we are keeping the outside vintage the inside is our territory on this one
...rub a dub dub...all of us in a tub....