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Small Bathroom Makeover

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Small Bathroom Makeover

Roch Nadon, Whitehorse, Yukon
Bathroom Makeover
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
2007 Okanagan 89WS

I couldn’t figure it out how people could use this tiny space to do their business or take a shower. The designer of this bathroom must have been a contortionist!

Bathroom before the Make Over

Above: The original wet bath in his Okanagan 89WS

Anyway, I have never taken a shower in the camper since I bought it in 2014. I prefer rivers, lakes, and hand baths to be honest.

For this mod, I decided to improve this area of my camper. I now have more room to do my business and I get some storage space as well.

First, I got rid of everything; the walls, the door, the toilet, and the fiberglass bathroom sink unit. I removed the black tank as well since I planned to use a portable cassette toilet. The water heater has been shut down for years. I kept the grey tank.

Bath Make Over In The Works

Then I glued caps on all the useless pipes. I decided to do so because taking out all the ABS and PVC pipes would have been complicated and time-consuming.

Bath Make Over Under The Floor

I had to build a small step over where the black tank was located and over the grey tank. I used some wood and a click-in floor.

Designing The Bathroom Make Over

Then I used some part of the shower-sink fiberglass to close the two small rectangular holes. It used to be the outside shower location and black-grey pipe storage.

Bath Make Over Porta Potty Area

Cedar paneling was used to cover the walls. A cubicle was built for the toilet with a flip cover. It can be used as a shelf when traveling. There is also some storage room beside the toilet cubicle. I installed a small shelf and a curtain rod.

Bath Make Over Ceiling Area

I made sure to secure the toilet when traveling by installing two safety bars that can be removed easily.

Camper Bath Make Over With Porta Potty

I am more than pleased with my mod! I made the change in 2020 during the pandemic. I have done some small road trips since. There is now more room, more storage, more daylight and the cedar scent is great! Everything stays in place when traveling.

Bath Make Over Porta Potty Nook

The tools I used were a table saw, a circular saw, a jig saw, a drill, and some hand tools like measuring tape, a square, and a level. The building materials were from previous projects; 2×4, 2×6, plywood, click-in floor, and metal nosing.

The toilet cubicle was made from parts of an office desk found at the landfill. I bought the cedar paneling at Home Hardware (Canada) and I paid for it with the money I got when selling the toilet with the black tank online.

It took me twenty-five hours to complete this modification and cost me $0.

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