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Old 04-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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dumb question from a wannabe

looking at a 23ft Safari with a dry bath. What is a dry bath?


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Old 04-30-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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Not a dumb question (there aren't any of those)...this is purely RV how would one know!!

"Dry Bath" = a separate shower and toilet area. "Wet Bath" = when the shower and toilet share a common space and everything gets wet when you shower, including the throne.

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
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Wet bath - had one. There was a shower curtain which could cover the toilet, t.p. and towel rack keeping them dry. My old wet bath actually resulted in having a throne with adequate knee room when used as a W.C. and when used as a shower is bigger than my current shower in my 25 FB. Some people think wet baths are icky - and if you let the throne get wet and then fail to wipe it down, it will be. The nice thing is that you have a little sink in your shower which is great for boondocking and saving water when showering. Cleaning is a snap because of the floor drain. BUT you do need to squeegee down the walls after every use to keep them looking nice.

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:56 AM   #4
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A wet bath is also the most efficient use of floor space. Consider the amount of floor space devoted to a dry bath compared to the amount of time it's actually used. A wet bath gives you more usable living area in your coach.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:28 AM   #5
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Dry bath is an option unique to AirStream. You really need to be in the club and in possession of your secret decoder ring to fully understand how it works, but Iíll give you some clues; using fully charged ion particles, expelled from the particle accelerator at terminal velocity, the ions pass through the Flux Capacitor (also unique to AirStream, although developed by DeLorean) and then wash over your body while standing in a space that looks very similar to a standard shower. You then emerge miraculously clean without ever getting wet!
Do not share this information with anyone. It is one of the techniques you will learn when you attend your first AirStream Rally and receive your decoder ring and learn the secret hand shake.

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Old 05-01-2009, 06:57 AM   #6
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as long as I don't have to ride a goat, count me in!
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:39 AM   #7
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fly -

The only dumb question is the unasked one - especially here!
If you get that 23 footer, let us know and post some pics!
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
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Cool whats wrong with riding a goat?

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as long as I don't have to ride a goat, count me in!

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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I thought a dry bath was when you just threw talcom powder all over you then put on a clean t-shirt.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #10
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I had a SOB I used in Miami after hurricane Andrew,it was great,roll out of bed,do my business on the throne,and at the same time get my shower,and brush my teeth.Dave
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #11
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Just wondered if anyone uses the scrubbing bubbles shower cleaners-you just push a button and it sprays down the shower and really gets rid of the water scale. 'Saved my marriage because you know who never cleaned the shower to my satisfaction:>

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