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Old 05-02-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Airstream bathroom: Window vs. windowless

Hello everyone -- greetings from Cape Cod!

A few weeks ago I drove 300 miles to Colonial Airstream in New Jersey. Lauren was terrific and I spent the better part of an afternoon going from one model to another - mostly in the Flying Cloud line-up.

Here's the thing...I like having a window in the bathroom. However, as you know, some Airstreams don't have a window in the bathroom. So the question is.....how much did a bathroom window factor into your purchase decision? Does it really matter?

I would be grateful for your comments and observations.

Many thanks.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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We didn't have an option when we purchased ours. I think no window offers a little more privacy...
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Why would you want a window in the bath?

I agree that an exhaust fan will move air more efficiently and a skylight serves this purpose better with a brighter interior with fewer shadows. Also gives a bit more wall space option for bathroom items such as mirrors or towel bars.

My vote is for no window.

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Ours has one and we are glad. Lets in natural light and makes the tiny bathroom seem a bit larger. Also helps with exhausting the steam from the shower: for air to go out, air must come in.

We also open it to the first notch when we run the furnace, the fresh air helps keep the windows from fogging up.

And of course while sitting on the throne we can look out the window and check out the neighborhood.

We vote YES on a window.

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You need to move into the world of today John! That's what that Iphone is for, and you can check out the world, not the neighborhood.

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And of course while sitting on the throne we can look out the window and check out the neighborhood.
We vote YES on a window.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #6
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i don't have one and i csn't say i've ever thought i needed one in either trailer i've had.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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A window in the bathroom was not on our want list, or even or our nice to have list.

We don't spend that much time in the bathroom that it really mattered.

One thing that we did want was the split bath -- with the shower on one side, and the toilet on the other. This is a big plus, and the layout provides a more practical layout.

I did install a small matching towel hook in the hallway next to the shower.

Now Kristine -- a window could matter more depending on how much time you spend on the throne.
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You need to move into the world of today John! That's what that Iphone is for, and you can check out the world, not the neighborhood.

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Ha!! you are right Dave, I am 2 centuries behind. Still learning to use a basic cell phone. Maybe in another 100 years I will have one!!

Still like my window though. Along with the view, it serves important ventilation functions.

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I've had both - with and without window.
Depending on where I was camping, the window (rear bath) was kinda cool. But you had to remember to have the shade pulled!

To me, the rest of the layout is more important. A layout that works best over all may not allow a window.

I prefer to do what needs doing and get back outside...
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Because I like a walk through bath- no window but a skylight.
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