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The dry bath LOOKS better in the brochure, but in reality, the toilet seemed cramped to me and so was the shower.


I sat on the toilet in an 1140 dry bath this weekend at a show and as far as I was concerned it was unusable. And I'm only 5'6" with a 44"(42?) jacket and my shoulders were pinched tight when sitting down. Impossible to do ones business.

I think you chose right with the wet bath.


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gitpicker2009 wrote:

Hey synergy, I really didn't.
They didn't have one, but I did get to see a 990, and it had the same bathroom which helped a lot.
I was torn between the dry and wet version and was able to see both.
The dry bath LOOKS better in the brochure, but in reality, the toilet seemed cramped to me and so was the shower. I'd never considered a wet bath before, and at first thought the idea was insane, but after comparing the two, literally side by side, and seeing the difference, I went with the wet version.
Other than that, I ordered sight unseen (although I did wear out the website and the brochure for about 6 months first)


Well actually, back in July 2011 I was on a business trip to Spokane, WA (Fairchild AF base) for 2 weeks and drove out to lake Coeur 'd Alene Idaho for the weekend, with DW. On the way back we saw a big open house RV show and stopped to look around. It was there, for the first time, we saw an Arctic Fox TC; We were impressed with the quality. I don't remember what model it was but I thought then that if I ever bought one, AF would be on the list for consideration; Never gave it another thought until reaching Alaska and deciding to get another RV.

Like you, I too was on the internet combing every site containing pictures and prices of AF TC's, researching and day dreaming of owning my own unit; That hasn't stopped!
I truly don't remember the difference between the dry and wet bath's, but DW does. The bath situation is what stuck out in her mind, second to the birth. She's the one that said if we ever bought one, she would fell more comfortable in the wet over the dry, despite having to dry everything down. I'm glad to hear the many votes leaning towards the wet over the dry baths!


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gitpicker2009 wrote:


The dry bath LOOKS better in the brochure, but in reality, the toilet seemed cramped to me and so was the shower.


I sat on the toilet in an 1140 dry bath this weekend at a show and as far as I was concerned it was unusable. And I'm only 5'6" with a 44"(42?) jacket and my shoulders were pinched tight when sitting down. Impossible to do ones business.

I think you chose right with the wet bath.

Im 6'2" and 210 lbs and I have no problems using the toilet. When I take a shower I stand upright and still have atleast 6 inches above my head. They are both snug but certainly usable, as most TC bathrooms are. Certainly more than ample for the 10-15 minutes a day that you spend inside. Having the dry bath also gives us 2 cabinets, a pull out drawer, and the medicine cabinet. Plenty of storage room for all the towels, toiletries, and other bathroom goodies. All our bathroom stuff stays in the bathroom where it belongs.


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Love the camper and the slippers !

Enjoy !

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I knew I should have skipped the pic with my feet

Hey Kerry, you're right about that. You do get more cabinets etc, but you also give up about a foot of counter space. It's a give and take personal preference thing. As long as you're happy. For me it wasn't the height. They're both the same. It was the arm room while showering, and the leg room while sitting

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Congradulations! You are going to LOVE your AF1150. We picked ours up last summer and have had a blast with it. Just got back from a 4032 mile trip, from Northern Michigan to the Florida Everglades and Key West. Everything went perfect and both the truck and camper worked flawlessly. And most importantly, my wife loves the camper! It doesn't much better than that!


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I was only talking about the toilet, the rest is just fine. But I stand by my statement that I consider the toilet unusable. I have the same opinion of the Lance 1181. I wouldnt want to conduct any seated business in the very limited area.

Anyway, I apologize for the thread hijack since its not applicable to this beautiful new camper!

kerry4951 wrote:

av8rds wrote:

gitpicker2009 wrote:


The dry bath LOOKS better in the brochure, but in reality, the toilet seemed cramped to me and so was the shower.


I sat on the toilet in an 1140 dry bath this weekend at a show and as far as I was concerned it was unusable. And I'm only 5'6" with a 44"(42?) jacket and my shoulders were pinched tight when sitting down. Impossible to do ones business.

I think you chose right with the wet bath.

Im 6'2" and 210 lbs and I have no problems using the toilet. When I take a shower I stand upright and still have atleast 6 inches above my head. They are both snug but certainly usable, as most TC bathrooms are. Certainly more than ample for the 10-15 minutes a day that you spend inside. Having the dry bath also gives us 2 cabinets, a pull out drawer, and the medicine cabinet. Plenty of storage room for all the towels, toiletries, and other bathroom goodies. All our bathroom stuff stays in the bathroom where it belongs.


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As for wet over dry, our 811 had no option. However, even though we would like some storage in the bath, I do like having the storage outside behind the shower enclosuer. We have put bath items in the drawer under the dinette just outside the sliding door. There is only so much space and it boils down to personal preference.


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As for wet over dry, our 811 had no option. However, even though we would like some storage in the bath, I do like having the storage outside behind the shower enclosuer. We have put bath items in the drawer under the dinette just outside the sliding door. There is only so much space and it boils down to personal preference.

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Congratulations on the new AF. We have the 1150, 2010 and love it. Spent the last 2 days polishing that "baby." In one of the posts someone mentioned installing the glow steps. My question is: has anyone that owns the 1140 or 1150 installed that step? We would like to but given the information from Torklift it doesn't appear we can install it and still use the slide out tray. They said that it takes 2 1/2 inches for mounting the bracket and there's only approx 1 inch between the bottom of the door and the framework for the slide out tray. Mounting it to the bumper won't help with entering the camper because the step from the bumper into the camper is the problem. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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