Remodelling RV Bathroom
Question: I hate my bathroom layout in my motorhome. Since it is only me here, I can brush my teeth in the kitchen sink. Dogs don't mind. I have NO other use for the bathroom sink. And the storage underneath it is basically useless as well. Badly configured due to the useless sink drain pipes! My bathtub is too short, and only lets me sit in it with my chin tucked under my knees. So... I was thinking to take to the sink out and put in a longer bathtub, which I would genuinely appreciate... a 54" like this one would fit fine along the longer wall where the sink is! http://www.mobilehomeadvantage.com/sku.cfm/sub_cat_id/60/ID/11/ (I actually have 60")
BUT. That means the existing bath tub drain hole is on the exact opposite corner from where I would need it to be.
BUT. Oddly enough the drain for the tub is on the opposite side of the black water tank from where the grey water tank is located, so I am guessing there MUST be some kind of play to relocate that drain? (As in, the hole for the drain is in NO WAY located directly over top the grey water tank, so there has to be a pipe run that can be reconfigured, if I can get to it!?)
PROBLEM #2: The bathtub I want to install is 27" wide, but I only have 24" from the side wall of the RV to the edge of the toilet seat. I do have 4+ inches of wasted space between the other edge of the toilet and the "hallway" wall/partition, so I "could" move the toilet over, "just enough" - - UNLESS the idjuts who designed this thing drilled the toilet drain straight into the top of the black water
tank? Or is it possible to install an elbow in such a small space to accommodate moving the toilet over?
What do you think? Are there any "hidden" considerations or modifications that I might encounter if I attempt this endeavor?
Looks like you've been doing a lot of thinking and I think they are all good ideas.First:
Replacing the bathtub is not a problem and the plumbing can be moved.Second:
The only concern I have is moving the toilet is, if the black tank is located a few inches under the floor your toilet can be moved to the edge of the tank. Most toilets are connected in the center of the black tank and this would allow you to move the toilet a few inches.Lastly:
It would not be an easy task and may require removing the black tank and plugging the old hole and drilling a new one. Using an elbow from your toilet is always a bad idea. It doesn't get the water flow like a household toilet does and would be getting plugged up all the time.
I have no idea how much you use your RV but the changes you are thinking of making are going to be pricey. Be sure and get estimates and also be sure the facility you choose knows how to make the changes.
You are not the first to want changes like this done and I would love to see before and after pictures to show others that visit my website.
I'd love to see pictures of what you have now to further give you advice, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will review them and get back with you. Also, what kind of motorhome do you have?Good Luck...Robbie