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Old 06-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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ID:	40168Well, We are thrilled with our new 2006 Safari 23...but we thought the door to the head was aggravating and totally useless. So, we removed it. If you want to, you can close the accordion door for privacy. But after 40 years of marriage...who cares.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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With 45 years we still have the door. We have been known to have guest once and a while.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Howie...you have a lot more room in a 34 ft with a hall bath. When we had a 36 ft. MH we had a door too. 23 FT. is a tight fit for a bed, bath vanity, two people, and a door that is always in the way...IMHO... :-)
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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Pictures did not show when I originaly read this thread.

A picture is worth at least a 1000 words in this case.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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23 FT. is a tight fit for a bed, bath vanity, two people, and a door that is always in the way
Our 19' Bambi is smaller and you can add one large dog to the mix and we still think it has enough room.

We have not been bothered by the door so have never thought of removing it, but privacy would not be our only reason to keep it. We use the shower a lot and the door is a great way to keep the water vapor/humidity out of the rest of the trailer. This is particularly true because we often are where it is cold and run the exhaust fan only after showering. If we were to let all that humidity into the rest of the trailer's small volume, we could have another shower with the condensation.

The good part is, we can decide to keep the door and others can take it out. After all, they are our trailers and should offer what we want to live with!
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The 25' SS has the same setup. I've kept the door because I go camping with my brothers and friends sometime, and there is no way I'm getting out of bed in the middle of the night, not to mention the odor that can come from that area. With the bathroom vent on, the bottom of the door gap was the perfect air feed so that negative air flow is kept to a minimum.

Great idea, but my door has gotta stay on, even on the 25 footer.
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Yeah, we thought about that humidity vapor aspect. We have had numerous RV's and understand completely. However, the ceiling fan wouldn't remove all the humidity by the time you open that door...so when you open the door all that vapor justs escapes into the rest of the trailer anyway. But, we are lucky and not only have that bath fan, but also the Fantastic fan is right there over the foot of the bed. That will help take care of the excess moisture.

We just wanted the "elbow room", and since we are never selling this trailer...removing the door was not a an issue.
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However, the ceiling fan wouldn't remove all the humidity by the time you open that door...so when you open the door all that vapor justs escapes into the rest of the trailer anyway.
Maybe the way we use the fan makes it more effective. Our routine is: finish the shower, turn fan on keeping door closed, dry off, now open door. That way the humidity does really go outside because of the air drawn under the door. We also keep a roof vent and at least one window cracked even in the coldest weather, so the rest of the trailer has plenty of free air to be sucked under the door.
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