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Default Full Sized Showers for Full Sized People

I confess, I am not a small person. I did play a little football in high school, and I have been shopping at the "big and tall" since I was about 18. I am 6'2" and just shy of 300lbs. (Depending if I weigh before the pot-luck or after). I prefer to think of myself as the large economy size person.

I don't have my 'bird' yet, but I am concerned about two things.

First is the shower. I went to look at an old 31FC and I don't think I could have been able to fit in that shower. So are all the shower units that BB used for the FC, SP & PT all the same? Am I going to be heading for the Rec-Centers every time I start to get a little ripe? What models, if any, have a little larger shower?

Second concern is the toilet. I don't want some little plastic porta-pottie toilet. I want a full sized, 'handicap-high', elongated bowl toilet. Is that going to be possible. Some of the pictures I see of the FC, SP and PT seem to have a yellowing plastic toilet. I am assuming I can switch them out for something else, but would appreciate a confirmation from you experts here. I am not a brand snob, so I don't care what the brand is, as long as it is something I can comfortably sit, and fit on.

Hanging locker space won't be a problem. Head room may be a problem but I can duck a little around the air-conditioners, bed length is going to be a problem, but I'll have to find some solution for that. I 'should' be ok if I can get a full 80" on the bed, and most of them are. Plus since I will be solo if it's a queen bed, I can just go diagonal.

Last thing, I use a CPAP at night. I don't think it draws much power but it probably means leaving the inverters on all night. How much overhead do they consume, and is that going to be a problem when I am not 'plugged in'??
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I think the showers are bigger in a PT than they were in an older FC, but they are still not really big. The shower in my 96WB is big. I think you have to get into a WB before they are large.
The toilet can be changed, but again I think you have to get into a WB before the washrooms get big.
As far as the CPAP machine goes, my father's machine will run on 12v DC. Check you power cord, it may convert it to 12v dc, in which case you can run it right off of the batteries.
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My CPAP is 110 Volt only. I know I can get a CPAP which will run on 12volt, and that may be the best solution is to find one that can take both. The new ones are smaller too, so that would be a space and weight savings.
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The toilets can be raised up with a couple of 2x4s and some plywood and some cheap press and stick tile.plus 6'' of pipe and a flange..
The showers got bigger in 82 or so,you will be fine.
At your age those long hot showers are a thing of the past!
Hahahhaa!
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At your age those long hot showers are a thing of the past! Hahahhaa!
NO...I still like the long hot showers. But at my age the COLD showers to keep me from making a big mistake with someone I just met... THOSE are a thing of the past.
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You need to look at several floor plans before you decide what is best for you. Lot of difference in the way they are layed out and just how much roon is in the bath.
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Just turn the shower valve 180 degrees, to the outside. Same with the shower head. Locate in South Texas to that park that Running Bare made home.May have to come up with a catchy name, Sure someone will jump in with a coach name.
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You need to look at several floor plans before you decide what is best for you. Lot of difference in the way they are layed out and just how much room is in the bath.
Great...so which one has the biggest bathroom layout in your opinion?
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The side aisle open bath in the WB PTs have a huge bath. I know they were available in 96. I'm sure someone else can tell you which other year models had this plan.
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I'm 6-4 and about 270 (and slowly dropping).

My shower in the Winnebago is as small as the ones I've seen in the older FC's and PT's (maybe smaller). Yet, I've managed to make it work. One thing I did do (and you could do this as well) is I removed the metal frame and glass doors. I replaced it with shower rod and curtain. I bought a rod from Bed, Bath, and Beyond that screwed in at the top. But, the rod went straight out from the shower (attached via a mounting clip), had a 90 degree bend and across and then bends 90 degrees and back in to the clip on the other side. Add in a nice shower curtain and I am good to go. It bought me a good 6-8 inches for elbows and other appendages (!!) that I didn't have with the door being there.

Also, I have stood in the shower of an SP and I felt like it would work even with the door. Use the bracket I have in the Winnebago and it would NO issue at all.
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