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Old 06-05-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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I am wondering if any one else is baffled by the owners of beautiful motor homes, Airstreams or others, who use the available shower and restroom facilities at RV parks. I have asked several owners of parks and they say that is quite common...they don't want to use their own bathrooms to save them for re-sale value! My thought is this; we bought this so we would have our own bathroom, and shower, and we don't wear flip-flops in it, either. Are we doing something wrong??????and have you noticed this?????????Regards, Phil and Sam

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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I don't understand it either. My preference is to use my own facilities.

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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I use my own bathroom, but I've found it's easier to use the camp shower (as long as it's nice). Using the shower in our wet bath can be a pain to clean up.

A lot of vintage people don't use their facilities because the holding tanks are so small they'd have to empty them every day.

But not using it for re-sale value - that's just silly!

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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We always use our bathroom. Unless we're at a location away from the trailer and the campground facilities are closer, or, after the tanks were just flushed and we're getting ready to head out from the Campground.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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We bought a self contained trailer so we would not have to use the public ones.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:32 AM   #6
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Yeah, what Goin Camping said.....
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:43 AM   #7
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I will use the bathhouse if it is a nice one because my water heater is only 6 gallons and I like to take longer showers than that. It's something like getting all the dirt and grime (or fish slime) off before getting into my clean bed!
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:49 AM   #8
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We use our own 99.9% of the time...maybe, once and in awhile we will "treat" ourselves to a long luxurious, really hot shower if the facilities are acceptable. But it's a PITA to lug everything to the showerhouse...

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Old 06-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #9
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We're sort of split. If we have full hookups, then I prefer to use our own facilities, but my wife prefers the park's facilities. (Please don't ask me to understand my wife's preferences fully. I'm still trying, but still fall short after 25 years of being together.)

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #10
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We flip-flop (no pun intended) between the campground and our camper. We have the wetbath also but if in a dry environment and cool we just leave the vent running and it clears itself up. It just maters how we feel at the time.

Resale value - I can't think that far ahead.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:40 AM   #11
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We have something like 40 gallon black and 40 gallon gray tanks in our current trailer, so we can go quite a while before dumping, but in the '94 Limited 34', the gray water tank was, IIRC, pretty small and would only hold out for about a weekend with two. With two and kids, a shower facility starts to look pretty nice rather than having to dump mid-way through a stay somewhere. Our fresh water capacity wouldn't hold out either, and if there wasn't a spigot nearby, it was a hassle to move the trailer to dump AND take on more fresh water.

So... it really depends on how long you're staying in the spot, how many folks you have with you, and how much fresh water you can carry on board, and how big your tanks are.

In a spot with full hookups, I'd NEVER go to the bathhouse just simply 'cause I'm LAZY!

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:50 AM   #12
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Using Ours

The only reason we have a trailer is to use our own.

OK that's how I justified a getting the trailer, tools, time, TV, ......

Honestly I could have gone with a SOB, but why when you can have a AS and have as much fun as I do working on it.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:20 PM   #13
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Quickie showers in Wal Mart parking lots---LONG luxurius (SP?) showers in CG.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:07 PM   #14
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We use our bathroom 90% of the time, as said above thats why we have it. The times we havn't used ours would be when were headed home, just dumped, and outside ones are close by. That's when we look at each other and say " You Dump....You Dump" while laughing.

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