Saturday, September 23, 2023


Would your dream RV have more than one bathroom?

Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to share a bathroom with your partner or travel companion? We can dream of a whole bathroom to ourselves! No knocking, no extra hair that’s not ours, no hair products or makeup or razors…

Think about what your “dream” RV would look like. Would it have one bathroom or more than one? Would it not have a bathroom at all? It’s not uncommon anymore for an RV to have more than one bathroom so, hey, maybe your dream will come true with your next RV!


  1. On my 39’3″ TRUE Super-C diesel puller, I am VERY happy to have a bath & a half (even though I’m a solo). The toilet in the full bath is placed so that my legs bang into the wall and a cabinet. The half bath doesn’t have that problem and is comfortable. Also, the one time I had a problem with one of the macerating toilets, I was able to use the other toilet until I could get the problem toilet back in service.

  2. Easy to say one bath is fine but when you’re an old man with enlarged prostate, when you gotta go you gotta go. We were looking at a bunk fifth wheel with 1/2bath so we could take my father in law with us. Unfortunately he passed before we could find one suitable. My stick and brick has 3 baths for 2people at the present time
    No waiting

  3. Ever hear of KISS? Why, when we are looking for simple, uncomplicated living—trying to get away from the rat race— would We want more complications.

  4. Our bathroom is split, sink/shower separate from toilet. Perfect for us. If I had all in one, then a half bath then I could see having a half bath. Personally one is ok, but I would like double sinks! That would entail a bigger coach, but that ship has sailed. Somehow we make it work with just one.

  5. My Airstream shower is only 6’2″ high, and built for slender people. I am not. The bathroom with the toilet has a space wasting counter style and I have already altered the transom above the door.Someday I hope to meet the Hobbit who designed the bathroom.

  6. It’s just the wife and me in our current RV but we have a bath and a half and love it. For the most part the half bath is mine and I keep my toothbrush, shaving stuff, and my prescriptions there. As a friend once told me, ” You know the honeymoon is over when your spouse comes into the bathroom and takes a crap while you’re brushing your teeth”. Good luck getting that thought out of your head. 😂

  7. The only place I’ve ever lived with more than one bathroom was a seasonal quarters house trailer in Death Valley. Grew up family of 5 with one bath, don’t see the need for more than one. It’s easy enough to take turns.

  8. We’ve had a split bath in our Class A, and the only real downside is the skylight blinding us in the morning. I put up a lot of velcro tape and some Reflectix as a sunshade, and that took care of the problem, but I’d really like a fully enclosed bathroom with an AC and heater duct.

  9. Currently we have a bath and a 1/2. Works great when we have guests aboard and the rear bath is a lot larger than when we had a single bathroom.

  10. I’m happy with the one full bathroom in my class C. I guess if I had a class A, having 1 1/2 baths would be more convenient.

  11. Only one bathroom needed in our fifth wheel because the bath was split. A separate toilet “room” was located across the hall from the sink and shower. Worked great for us for 6 years and 33,000 mikes of RV travel.

  12. When we full-timed on our 40’ DP we enjoyed the 1.5 baths. Now, with a 24 footer we need the space for other things, so one is enough.

  13. I said yes only because being on the older side and both of without a gall bladder…you get the picture. But it would still have to be no longer than 30′. I might go 32′ if I loved the floor plan. So I guess I won’t be getting 2 bathrooms. We solve this with a portable toilet.

  14. When second baths were introduced, my wife and I couldn’t understand why anyone would want that. Our current rig is 43′ and we specifically wanted 1 1/2 bath and all electric (a misnomer, because of the diesel boiler, but its what they call them.) We love it and it would be hard to go back to not having the extra half bath.

    That said, we have room for one. I agree with others who state that on shorter units the space is more important. I also agree that a macerator toilet could possibly be more issue prone but, knock on wood, three years and no issues with ours. The half bath has a gravity toilet, so if we do experience an issue with the macerator, we have a backup.

  15. Our current RV is almost our dream RV. It is a 1.5 bathroom floorplan in a 43′ DP. However, we have decided that 36′ is closer to our “dream” because we strongly want to fit into more campsites. So, while 1.5 is nice, we are happy to downsize to only 1 in order to downsize to 36′.

  16. We are on our third Class A. The 1st one had one full bath. The last two have a bath and a half. Once you enjoy the advantages of a bath and a half both while traveling and stationary you will see why they have gained so much popularity. Stay safe, Stay well

  17. Actually, it depends. If the toilet is in same room as the lavatory and/or the shower then yes. If the toilet is in its own room then a qualified “not necessary”. In that case a lot would depend on whether we had overnight guests very often. Their own toilet would be nice, especially if the main bathroom is in the back of the RV.

  18. Only one time in our 16 years of full-timing did we think we needed 2 bathrooms. We both were put on new drugs and both got problems from them. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say we had a waiting line at the door.

  19. With our FR Lexington, the setup with the shower separate from the rest of the bathroom works awesome.
    Would not change a thing.
    Now with a larger group maybe I’d have a different opinion

  20. Over 15 years of camping both with just us, two teen girls, or our grandson never required a second bathroom. Rules are made, rules are kept. Biggest problem was when both girls ” had” to dry their hair at the same time.

  21. We already have the bath and a half in our Fleetwood Bounder. Couldn’t live without it. If we ever bought something else it would have to be the same, hubby spends way too much time in his.

  22. Would like a second toilet, it just would not fit in the 34′ or smaller Motor Home I would buy. I would have to give up the space I want for living and we normally use the Campground facilities during the day unless it is raining hard or in an emergency. Doing this we can easily go two weeks before having to dump and i am ready to move on at that point.

  23. It’d be nice. Our sticks and bricks has a ‘boys’ bathroom, and ‘mom’s’ bathroom. it works well. I think a half-bath would be nice. But then this is my “dream” RV, which would have a deck on the back, and pulling a boat. The RV I have is just fine for us.

  24. A second bathroom is unnecessary, unless you are traveling with a family. You only have a small amount of square footage in an RV. I would rather use that SF for something productive. like storage or living space.

  25. I’m a little surprised that the majority are answering no. That’s my answer too. My wife and I always comment and wonder why you need a second bathroom, even a half bath, in a tiny home. It seems the trend in the RV industry is 2 baths which is why I am surprised by the poll results. We always say that our rig sleeps 2, LOL. So we don’t need more than 1 bathroom. IMHO

  26. When a second bath is installed in a RV normally the second one is to the rear of the waste tanks therefore it HAS to be a macerator toilet versus a gravity dump toilet. The macerator toilets are laden with problems so why even have it?

    • Agreed, we have friends who had one, almost constant problems for the 5 or so years they had it. Gravity never fails…or if it does, we have way bigger problems!

    • We have a bath and a half in our Bounder 35K and never had a problem with the macerator. You have to look after it just like everything else!

    • Why does the second bath have to be a macerator? I would think a moderate length run would still have enough drop?

      My basement macerator at home has gone 15 years without a hitch (other than balloons and action figures), so no reason that HAS to be buggy either?


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