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Old 05-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Thinking about buying an Airstream, but am 6'4" tall, so am concerned that taking a shower will be challenge. Anyone have any advice?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Well now, I am sure I am in the minority here but at 6'3" I find the smallest shower made by Airstream, the one in our 16' Bambi, is just fine. Coming from the sailing world small showers are just part of life for us. You adapt!
Most other Airstream models seem pretty luxurious to me...
I say no problem.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thinking about buying an Airstream, but am 6'4" tall, so am concerned that taking a shower will be challenge. Anyone have any advice?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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I take the shower head off the holder, wet myself down, put the water on hold, suds up,turn water back on and rinse. We mostly camp where we have no water hook-up and no electricity.
I am only 5'7" and I still take the shower head off the holder and do it that way when we have full hook-up. If you can fit in the shower without hitting your head you will be fine.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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At 6'3", I find the rear wet bath of the '72 TradeWind just fine. I think it will all depend on year and bath configuration, so you might want to get in a few to see what works best for you.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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Without knowing what particular Airstream your in the market for, I can give you this info.... Our 2001 Limited has a floor to ceiling measurement of 6 feet. I'm guessing there isn't a taller shower, however, there IS a bench seat. So while you might not find a model with enough headroom for you to stand erect, a model with a shower that includes a built in seat would do the trick!
I'm not familiar with any of the models with the "wet bath", but I believe the concept is an "all-in-one" shower that would use the toilet as a seat during a shower? Long story short, I don't think there is an Airstream shower your gonna stand up straight in. Maybe one with a seat would do?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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Take a seat...

I am 6'3" and found sitting to be the most comfortable way to shower. In my FC 23D I could just barely stand up without whacking my head on the ceiling but our new 27FB has even less headroom and sitting will be my preference to standing with a crooked neck. I'm actually considering adding a stool to sit on in my home shower it's so comfortable.
It would be the last thing I concerned myself about in making a purchasing decision since I spend so little time in there.
Good luck!
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Yup 6' 2" and I Navy shower. Sit to was lower, etc
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Maybe install an acrylic bubble in the ceiling above the shower for more head room, sort of like a skylight. Don't laugh, it took me a couple of minutes to come up with that one.
I have to admit, the more I think about it the more workable it seems.
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I'm 6'4" and barely fit height-wise but have found it is not an issue at 180 lbs. If you are a bigger girth, then the space will be confining. Like a yacht, its best to wet, soap, rinse and not just run the water so elbow room is the key. A momentary bend to wash hair is not a deal breaker.
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I am 6'3" and found sitting to be the most comfortable way to shower. In my FC 23D I could just barely stand up without whacking my head on the ceiling but our new 27FB has even less headroom and sitting will be my preference to standing with a crooked neck. I'm actually considering adding a stool to sit on in my home shower it's so comfortable.
It would be the last thing I concerned myself about in making a purchasing decision since I spend so little time in there.
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Maybe install an acrylic bubble in the ceiling above the shower for more head room, sort of like a skylight. Don't laugh, it took me a couple of minutes to come up with that one.
I have to admit, the more I think about it the more workable it seems.
Other brand trailers have that. My other brand trailer had it. At 5'7" I assumed it was to let daylight into a windowless bathroom, but maybe...
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I'm 6'4" and barely fit height-wise but have found it is not an issue at 180 lbs. If you are a bigger girth, then the space will be confining. Like a yacht, its best to wet, soap, rinse and not just run the water so elbow room is the key. A momentary bend to wash hair is not a deal breaker.
At 5'11" (though my hair is only 5'9" as you can see in my profile photo) I don't have a problem with height in my Interstate's wet bath. What's lacking is elbow room. I can't towel off after a shower without at least opening the bathroom door. Still, I knew there would be trade-offs when I bought my Airstream, so that's not a complaint, just an observation.
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Oh, RV hot water tanks are small so you're not going to be taking long showers anyway. Bend over a little bit, and you're good.

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