Currently own a Lance 880 with a wet bath. Very tight on the throne, to say the least. Watching for a mid 90's 990 or 1030 etc Lance with the dry bath, anybody out there have one?.Is there really anymore room??. I called on one 990 thats been sitting outside for over 10yrs. Afraid of buying another used one that hasn't been covered most of its life. Hate to sell mine (that has been stored winters for the last 12 yrs that I have owned it) for something that may have alot of rot. Just curious what is the consensus out there regarding wet versus dry, (regarding bathrooms)?. Did happen to look at a new Fox 1150 with a dry bath at a RV show last Spring, & it was tight because of the layout of the "throne". The Co. Rep actually recommends buying the wet bath because of more room in it. Of course I could buy new, but don't want the added debt, so would have to "settle" for an older Lance, or just say the heck with it & live with what I have, please any opinions?
I have an 815 so my bath is same if not smaller than yours. Agree that it is tight and would like a little more room. It is the only complaint I have with my whole unit.
Now, to move up to dry bath, I would really have to think about it. For the few times I've used my wet bath, it hasn't been an issue in the least to quickly wipe down the little bit of water that is left. Needs wiping down once in a while anyhow so just consider it part of the maintenance.
Of course, if I was out where I needed to use the bath about every night because of a lot of hiking or such, the dry bath would come in handier. Would still probably wipe it down for humidity reason, but it would be a lot quicker and easier.
Bottom line for me, I don't think it would be a big enough advantage to trade what I know is a good unit for a unit that may have problems or the unknown.
The other question, is do you have enough truck to haul a dry bath? I know I haven't seen a dry bath light enough that I would put on the back of my SRW Dodge.
2004.5 Ram 3500 4x4 Quad-Cab SRW CTD 6-spd, XD9000 winch
2004 Lance 815 (an upgrade from my prev 2005 35' fiver )
DW (homemaker), 1 DD @ Clemson in Civil Eng (Dec 2013) w/SIL, 1 DD Tech Grad (home but employed), 2 DFs (meow)
I guess it would depend on how much room you lose in the rest of the camper by getting a dry bath, and do you plan on using it more? Remember if you are camping at a campground NOT an RV park you are going to be limited on your water tank capacities so its not like you can take a real shower unless you have hookups.
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 DMAX
2008 Arctic Fox 811
Vision Wheels with
Toyo M608z's 225/70R19.5 14 plys rated at 3970
You always lose some room with a dry bath. What I would do is to take a look at a
number of dry bath campers, sit down and stand up in the bathroom, if you like the dry bath then take a look around at the rest of the camper to get an idea if you have enough storage space to take care of your needs. Then you can make a decision. Good luck on whatever you choose.
I have a Lance 1055 with the dry bath. THe shower and toilet areas are big enough for my 6'1" 240 pound frame. Plus I really like having a place to hang wet clothes, wetsuits, and fishing waders to drip dry and leave the rest of the bathroom usuable at the same time
03 F350 Diesel 4x4 Crew Cab long bed, 08 Lance 1055, Rancho 9000xl, Air Lift air Bags, Torqlift tiedowns,stable loads, super hitch, 48" super truss, Toyo 285/75R16 Opencountry HT
I own an Arctic Fox 992 dry bath. Love the bathroom layout. Enough leg room for throne activities and the dry shower is roomier than most, if not all, truck campers we looked at before purchasing. Wife and I just spent a four-day boondocking weekend in the camper...Thursday-Sunday in South Haven, Michigan. We both showered Friday and Saturday morning...skipped Sunday. 4 hot showers total...I think there would have been enough water left in the tank for another 2 showers each, but that may have been pushing it as the light showed somewhere between 1/3 to 0 water left.
2000 Ford F-350 Dually 7.3 Diesel Super Duty Crew Cab with Air Bags
2011 Arctic Fox 992
We own an Eagle Cap 1160 with a dry bath. We like the dry bath since it works well with our camping style, we like dry camping. There is enough leg room when sitting for me at 6'-1". The shower is very nice, nicer than the Class C we had prior to this unit. This is my personal oppinion but it seems like it would be hard to keep the wet bath clean to make a transition from regular mode to shower mode and then make sure it was dry enough to go back to regular mode.
2008 Ford F350 dually
6.4 L Diesel
2010 Eagle Cap 1160
300 W of Solar Panels
We have an Arctic Fox 1150. I know there are all sorts of reasons for why people have chosen the campers and amenities they have and all the reasons are correct. My wife and I are pretty new at this but after a year and a half of research and identifying the kind of RV life style we wanted to pursue, the AF 1150 seemed to be the right choice and having a dry bath worked perfectly.
We have only taken one week long trip with it across the Michigan UP but we had a blast! We use to have a 5th wheel but our girls are grown and we wanted to camp more in National Parks and State Campgrounds where sites are small and normally without hook ups. But at the same time, my wife was quite insistent she wanted to keep a few amenities and a dry bath was MAJOR amenity she was insistent on.
Even though the bathroom is small, it does have a lot of storage space and has a nice bathroom feel instead of an all white fiberglass feel...and the shower is separate. It was nice taking (very, very short) showers without getting the entire bathroom wet but was also a good place to hang wet items and store additional things in there.
Listen to what other have to say about what they have and the reasons they have it. Everyone has the correct reason for them and you should be able to find the right one for yourselves.
"The Journey is the Destination"
2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 LT Duramax/Allison DRW 4X4
Banks Powerpack, Sprayed-In Bed Liner,
TorkLift Tiedowns, StableLoads, FastGuns with Locks and RideRite Air Bags
2012 Arctic Fox 1150 with Dry Bath and Fox Landing