GaDawgFan.....Kelly

Bathroom Renovation

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We had a plumbing leak that has resulted in rotting under our shower. Jason was in the shower while we were at the Fort, and the back of the shower pan sunk in the back. Fun times.

We're going to have to pull the shower out to fix it. While we're doing that, I figure we'll refresh the whole bathroom.

I'd love to find something besides the plain shower walls, but not sure what's possible.

We need a new toilet. We really hate ours.

I'm also considering a new counter, sink, and faucet. Has anyone done that? What's a good (but not heavy) counter option?

Lastly, we need better bathroom storage. I want to add an additional shelf behind our mirror and get something for towels over the toilet. If you've got something good, I'd love to see it!

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A lot of motor homes, including ours, come with Corian counters, so weight must be reasonable. They are quite durable, and come in tons of colors and designs.

I'd also recommend a high profile China bowl toilet. They have a residential feel and are very pleasant to spend some quality time on.

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A lot of motor homes, including ours, come with Corian counters, so weight must be reasonable. They are quite durable, and come in tons of colors and designs.

I'd also recommend a high profile China bowl toilet. They have a residential feel and are very pleasant to spend some quality time on.

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I had a feeling you'd chime in about the toilet.

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I had a feeling you'd chime in about the toilet.

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Yes, and as a professional you should take my advice.

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Well scratch everything I said. I thought you were talking about your house not RV.

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Well scratch everything I said. I thought you were talking about your house not RV.

I probably should have specified that.

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3 hours ago, keith_h said:

Well scratch everything I said. I thought you were talking about your house not RV.

I thought she was talking about her house too...don't feel bad.

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The Dometic 310 toilet is on our list of upgrades for this year, have read nothing but good things about it. As far as shower walls go, the standard mirex type wall board at home Depot or Lowes would do the job, and could make it a little nicer....but I bet you could get a more moden rv shower wall kit for pretty cheap. As far as counter, similar to what Dave said,  any counter shop should have a scrap of corian you could buy or have for pennies. I teach HS Shop and we get scraps from the local cabinet company here. You can work it with regular wood tools including routering the edges....simple wet sanding will take care of any scratches.  Strips doubled up and glued to the front 1/2 inch overhang will make it look like a custom piece. 

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The Dometic 310 toilet is on our list of upgrades for this year, have read nothing but good things about it. As far as shower walls go, the standard mirex type wall board at home Depot or Lowes would do the job, and could make it a little nicer....but I bet you could get a more moden rv shower wall kit for pretty cheap. As far as counter, similar to what Dave said,  any counter shop should have a scrap of corian you could buy or have for pennies. I teach HS Shop and we get scraps from the local cabinet company here. You can work it with regular wood tools including routering the edges....simple wet sanding will take care of any scratches.  Strips doubled up and glued to the front 1/2 inch overhang will make it look like a custom piece. 

I think that's the toilet we looked at. I wonder if a shop would even cut a scrap for us. Something worth looking into.

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Now I'm worried that I understood what Kelly meant.

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I understood it.... She said "Jason was in the shower while we were at the Fort", so I don't think her house was at the Fort :)

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5 hours ago, mouseketab.....Carol said:

I understood it.... She said "Jason was in the shower while we were at the Fort", so I don't think her house was at the Fort :)

I guess I missed the "while we were at the Fort" part of that sentence.  Oops!

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10 hours ago, DaveInTN said:

Now I'm worried that I understood what Kelly meant.

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We all know why.....;)

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"Jason was in the shower while we were at the Fort"

For some reason that struck me as she left Jason at home when I first read it. Just didn't associate shower with RV for some reason.

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I'm confused about what both Daves mean. I think I want to keep it that way. 

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1 hour ago, GaDawgFan.....Kelly said:

I'm confused about what both Daves mean. I think I want to keep it that way. 

I just meant that you and I understand each other.  You should be concerned too.  

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On 1/3/2017 at 1:47 PM, DaveInTN said:

I just meant that you and I understand each other.  You should be concerned too.  

Yeah, last time I agreed with you, I went and had my head checked. LOL

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Good news... Jason ripped out the shower, and it wasn't rotted. 

Bad news... It was just built REALLY crappy. Oy

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17 hours ago, GaDawgFan.....Kelly said:

Good news... Jason ripped out the shower, and it wasn't rotted. 

Bad news... It was just built REALLY crappy. Oy

That is good news!  Much easier fix...

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That is good news!  Much easier fix...

Yes, it should be! We're still going to make some upgrades too.

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34 minutes ago, GaDawgFan.....Kelly said:

Yes, it should be! We're still going to make some upgrades too.

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Always fun! ☺

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1 hour ago, GaDawgFan.....Kelly said:

Yes, it should be! We're still going to make some upgrades too.

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Gonna finally put in that jetted soaking tub and steam sauna?  :lol:

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Gonna finally put in that jetted soaking tub and steam sauna?  :lol:

How did you guess?

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