Tuesday, October 4, 2022


RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

By Andrew Robinson

Staff member Gail gives the tub a dry run.

As many RV manufacturers evolve from building RVs as vehicles to use for recreation into building them for mobile homes, we have yet another entry into the RV designers’ game: “What cool option can we feature next that nobody really needs?”

We already have built-in washer-dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces, central vacuum systems, satellite dishes, heated floors and pull-out pet food bowls. There are five-slideout model RVs (can six be far behind?) and RVs with two bedrooms and two baths. We once could buy a motorhome with a built-in side balcony. Alas, it died in its infancy with Country Coach when it went belly up a few years back.

So what are we talking about here (as if you don’t already know from the picture!)? Drum roll . . . A deep soaking bathtub! If you don’t need it for bathing, use it to keep your minnows alive for fish bait.

We saw this RV, a 2017 Montana Fifth Wheel, model 3920FB, at a recent RV show near Seattle. It was discounted to $74,995.

It comes with just about every option for your family’s weekend camping trip —  1  1/2 baths (one with the shower and separate tub), washer-dryer, residential fridge, fireplace, Queen or King bed, three TVs (one outdoors to annoy your neighbors) and a whole lot more. It stretches an impressive 41 feet, four inches, and reaches toward the sky (and low overpasses) a whopping 13 feet, five inches. We’re sad to report that the RV’s fresh water storage tank is much too small to fill the tub: you’ll need to fill ‘er up at the RV resort.

Okay, maybe the tub will appeal to some RVers. We apologize for being so smug! To each their own, we say. Hey, if you and your special someone like a romantic bubble bath once in a while, then this baby is a little bit of heaven come true!

Take a quick tour of the trailer. Just click the video and let this pretty lady lead you through.


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Jennifer Martin
5 years ago

I’ve never had an RV, but my husband and I are considering this rather than rent a place for a year to see if we like an area before buying a house. I’m not sure what my options are for buying, renting, or leasing and best options for long term for two people and 3 house cats. Military pensions are small.

I’m disabled and need a bathtub, but one that’s also a shower. Also, on demand water heaters seem a no brainer for an RV. Why isn’t there any? How absurd! I don’t need two TVs or extra beds… An office area for a computer and storage would be more useful. But hey, I’m new. So where do you put a cat litter box in here? Haha The 3 cats could use an attachable pet enclosure that doesn’t use a human door. Is there anything kind of suited to my needs?

Chuck Woodbury
5 years ago

Check out the Truma on-demand water heaters.

Virtually all of what you want is available on some models of RVs, or as add-ons or modifications. Buying an RV takes a lot of research. You don’t just walk up like to you do in a store and grab what you like off a shelf. Good luck!

Susan Callihan
5 years ago

I miss having a tub, but I wouldn’t give up closet space for it. Our Solitude has a huge closet across the front, where that tub is. This Montana doesn’t seem to have much in the way of closet space.

5 years ago

With my heliopad there is no room…

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 years ago
Reply to  John

😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

5 years ago

Only if it came with a demand water heater. We had one in our 2000 Dutch Star. It made for a roomier shower, and the dog liked having a bath better in the tub. My wife would have liked soaking in it but with only a 10 gallon water heater there wasn’t enough hot water to soak.

5 years ago

It would be nice to sit in a tub on occasion. Just another option. You don’t have to get it if you don’t like it

5 years ago

So how big is the grey water tank to hold all that tub water?

Steven M Jenkins
5 years ago

Nice layout except for the placement of the toilet in the way of accessing the shower in the back bathroom. My wife has been asking for a soaking tub quite a while. This shows how 5th wheels have had much more imagination in their layouts than motor homes ever have had.

5 years ago

My question is: where is the hot water for this tub coming from? Certainly the 6 gallon or even 10 gallon water heater won’t cut it!

Tommy Molnar
5 years ago
Reply to  Alpenliter

Exactly right! This tub looks like the one we have at home – and it strains our 50 gallon hot water heater to fill.

This strains even the term “glamping”. Over the top comes to mind.

Lee winfrey
5 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

You need continuous hot water fo Rv Giard Tankless hot water.