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Old 07-07-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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I'm 6'-4" Can I bathe in an Airstream

Well that kind of says it all. Mostly thinking if a 25 footer with a middle shower. Is there enough headroom?

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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hi tall danner...

and welcome to the forums.

the secret is too just wash the lower half,

then stand on yer head and repeat...

ok, just kidding.

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...Is there enough headroom?...
the big question is will you have enough KNEE room...

because SITTING is the trick to fitting in the shower...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/495241-post12.html

so look for models with an adequate bench area,

here are some floor plans that do and don't work...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/539022-post15.html

and a few general 'try it' ideas for any length or floorplan...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/486858-post12.html

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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Can't speak about the side bath, but I would recommend ducking every time you walk under the A/C unit. I'm lucky in that I'm only 5'-7" when I'm standing straight and tall.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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I am 6' and can not stand up in the shower in my Argosy. Plus, the shower doesnt have a built in bench, like in my '77 Sovereign.

So, what we did was find one of those adjustable aluminum & plastic 4 legged stools for using in a bathtub/shower. It is similar to this:



We found an inexpensive one at Goodwill.

It fits well in the shower and the cat box conveniently fits underneath it. Of course, the cat box is placed elsewhere during showers...

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ok tall man...

here are some other relevant threads,

about and from folks living in the stratosphere...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...uys-27241.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f156...-7-a-8139.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f7/h...-hit-7951.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f397...ing-26775.html

btw do u own a bicycle helmet?


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Old 07-07-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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Ducking under the AC is no problem, I already have that figured out in my 23' Rockwood. In the Rockwood, you step up into the shower a few inches. Fortunately, there is a domed skylight above the shower that gives you back a couple of those inches. It's a 2'x3' shower, tight, but I can get clean.

In the A/S, is the shower floor above the main floor?
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... is the shower floor above the main floor?
depends on year, era and model...

but most of the modern units are just the thickness of the fiberglass (or plastic) floor and a thin bracing of wood.

so they are raised just 1"+ to accommodate the drain.

BUT the ceiling radius and wall slope are the head space killers...

and while there is no shower skylight,

there IS usually a light fixture that reduces head space by 1.5 inches too...

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If the question is "Can you" the answer is yes, but if you want to take one in comfort...that is another story all together. You would have loved my old trailer. It had a bathroom/shower the size of a bedroom, and had tons of room.

Best luck in your shower endeavors.

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:50 PM   #9
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I'm 6'4" and own a side bath model. I have no problem at all taking a shower standing up. I've never hit my head while in the shower nor when walking down the isle back and forth under the air conditioner. I do use the bench when washing my hair for convenience sake. It just works better, but I can wash my hair just fine standing up if I choose to do it.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #10
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I have no problems. Have a 25 footer. Usually sit on the seat, but it works fine. good luck, richard
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:59 PM   #11
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I showered in the 67 Sat. for the first time.
It was a challenge.
If I were 5' 8", it would work.
Right where the shower head mounts on the wall, the curve of the wall is sharp.

Are the side baths any better? I hope so....

My rear bath Avion tub is huge, plenty of room. Wall profile is not as curved as the 67.
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If the question is "Can you" the answer is yes, but if you want to take one in comfort...that is another story all together. Best luck in your shower endeavors.
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I agree - best bet is to sit down in the shower and as 2Air said, see if your knees fit...

We had a 22' International and showering was interesting... doable and interesting all the same. The 30' full shower is by far easier. Then again, I'm not 6'4"... Best advice is check 'em out on the lot - go in the 'shower' and fake it.

P.S. Hi Steve, good to hear from ya'!
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:19 PM   #13
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I am 6'5" 280lbs. I haven't ever considered showering in my rear bath Argosy. I've not been in a side bath Airstream so I can't help there, but the rear bath Airstreams I've been in would never accommodate me either. I bought my trailer knowing I would never shower in there. I just use the facilities at the campground. I do not ever go "number two" in the argy either. Just a fact of life for me that I do not fit in some spaces. I take it in stride by being glad I'm not 6'10" like the NBA guys. of course, if I were that tall and in the NBA, I could afford to customize an Airstream for myself.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #14
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I don't have time to read all the posts above, so I repeat what others have added, please forgive me.

We have a 2004 28' Safari Slide with side shower.

I am 6'3"+.

I do fine in our shower.

That said, I like large, comfy showers -- we have walk-in showers in master bathrooms in our two homes (you know, like shower rooms in gyms -- two shower heads, etc.). So I'm spoiled and picky.

Would I build our Safari shower at home? No. But for camping, it's great! This is camping, after all!

I rinse, turn off the water, soap up, rinse, do the same for my hair, and feel great afterward. You learn, very quickly, how to move (and not move!) in that small space and I'm guessing you'd do fine.

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